Lesson: Study in C by Francisco Tárrega for Classical Guitar
Level: Intermediate (RCM Bridges Grade 4)
Sheet Music or Tab: Tarrega: Lágrima (Tear), Notation [free] or TAB $2.99
This lesson is for my graded repertoire lesson series which you can find halfway down the lesson archive page. When I teach guitar I have the student set up a model for technique and then they try to maintain that model when playing pieces. Therefore, straightforward pieces without too many weird shapes and stretches are very important for beginner to around grade 3 level students. This excludes many pieces but as a core set of works it is important.
This is one of the most famous pieces int he guitar repertoire. Lagrima by Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909) is a beautiful melody with some nice accompaniment below it. The simple melody integrated into the accompaniment pattern is a nice challenge in legato melody as well as voice independence and balance. A few challenging shapes and the Barre are a bit tricky but so short that it is all manageable. Get the free sheet music and follow the video lessons.
Video Link & Source: https://youtu.be/vhRjXr_1uHA
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