Easy Classics For Guitar


Easy Classics For Guitar. This unique anthology samples the vast repertoire available for the beginning and intermediate guitarist. A number of these pieces have never appeared in a modern edition, while others have found their place among the world’s best loved composition.

Guitarist, educator and researcher David Nadal holds degrees from Yale University and Manhattan School of Music. His principal guitar studies were with Benjamin Verdery, Nicholas Goluses and Dominic Frasca. Dedicated to expanding the guitar repertoire, Mr Nadal has commissed and premiered new works for guitar, performing these as well as his own extensive transcriptions of early music. He has appeared in concert under the auspices of the Metropolitan Opera Young Artist Program and the Spanish Institute. Mr Nadal is founder/director of Kithara Editions, a publishing company specializing in the guitar literature.


Allegretto (Carafa)
Allemande (from Suite by Visee)
Andante (Beethoven)
Andante (Sor)
Andantino (Berbiguier)
A Scots Tune (Anon)
A Strauss Waltz (J.Strauss, Sr.)
Bolero de Ponce de Leon (Berton)
Coeur des Voleurs (Carafa)
Drawe Neare Me and Love Me (Carafa)
El Cotillon (Murcia)
El Jaleo (Traditional)
Espanoletas (Sanz)
Exercise (Aguado)
Folias (Sanz)
Folktune Theme (Mahler)
Four Easy Studies (Sor)
From the New World (Dvorak)
Gavotte I and II (J.S.Bach)
Gigue (from Suite by Visee)
God Save the Queen (Traditional)
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (J.S.Bach)
La Cavalleria de Napoles (Sanz)
La Chasse (Anon)
La Christian (Murcia)
La donna e mobile (Verdi)
La Malaguena (Traditional)
Lanturu (Sanz)
Las Hachas (Sanz)
La Tia y la Sobrina (Murcia)
Le Souvenir (Ferranti)
Lessons (Aguado)
Little Tango in E Minor (Arcas)
Lola (Habanera) (Manjon)
Love and Beauty (Armstrong)
Mal reggendo (Verdi)
Mazurka (Tarrega)
Menuet en Rondeau (Rameau)
Minuet in G (J.S.Bach)
Minuetto (Beethoven)
My Old Kentury Home (Foster)
Ode to Joy (Beethoven)
Paradetas (Sanz)
Pavan I (Milan)
Pavan II (Milan)
Pavan IV (Milan)
Pavanna alla Ferrarese (from Suite by Dalza)
Pavanas (Sanz)
Peruvian Air (Traditional)
Piva (from Suite by Dalza)
Prelude (from Suite by Visee)
Rececar (Dalza)
Romance (Carafa)
Rondeau d’Enfant…(Molino)
Rondo Theme (Beethoven)
Saltarello (from Suite by Dalza)
Sarabande (from Suite by Visee)
Sleep, wayward thoughts (Dowland)
Song of the North (Hayden)
Studies (Carcassi)
Studies (Giuliani)
Studies (Sor)
Study (Aguado)
Suite in B Minor (Visee)
Theme from Symphony No 1 (Brahms)
Theme in D Major (Haydn)
The Scottish Huntsupe (Anon)
Three Branles of Burgundy (Le Roy)
Three Preludes (Tarrega)
Ti…Baleto da Balar Bello (Capirola)
Tyrolienne (Rossini)
Variations on ‘Dixie Land’ (Holland)
Variations on ‘Nearer, My God, to Thee (Holland)
Venetian Gondola Song (Mendelssohn)

Good Points

  • Packed with 70 over pieces
  • Left hand fingering included
  • Many unique transcription not elsewhere
  • Accurate piece naming. i.e Study No. 38 Lesson in E Major

Bad Points

  • Lacks an audio Cd. 
  • Standard Notations only, No tablature
  • Wish there were some background history for the pieces

Final Words
Wealth of transcriptions, specially designed for beginning and intermediate players, includes such beloved classics as Bach’s Minuet in G, Beethoven’s Ode to Joy, Theme from Brahm’s Symphony No. 1, the American favorite “Dixie’s Land,” and many other well-known pieces. A remarkable, modestly priced anthology reflecting many periods and compositional styles. Get your copy of Easy Classics For Guitar by David Nadal.

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Book Details
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications (May 3, 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 048641177X
ISBN-13: 978-0486411774
Product Dimensions: 11.7 x 8.8 x 0.3 inches

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