Allegretto, No.31, Op.50 by Mauro Giuliani

Allegretto in A Minor, No.31, Op.50 by Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829) – PDF sheet music for classical guitar with a free video lesson and performance. This is from my PDF or hardcopy sheet music edition for classical guitar via Werner Guitar Editions: Le Papillon, No. 1-32, Op.50 by Mauro Giuliani. Grades 1-7 and includes both a notation-only edition and a tab edition.

Le Papillon (The Butterfly), Op.50 by Mauro Giuliani consists of 32 pieces published by Giuliani in Vienna in 1815. The works are presented progressively from easy to mid-intermediate depending on the tempo. Le Papillon is a beautiful set of works which are perfect for students, professionals playing gigs, or players looking for nice easy pieces to practice or perform.

I would place this study at approximately the grade 5 level depending on your tempo and due to the right hand fingering. Here’s the YouTube Link for this lesson if you want to watch it there.

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  1. Thanks, as always, Bradford.

    Could you clarify, please, because I can’t quite work it out from your walk through…?

    You’re muting the base on the “nice chromatic melody” (bars 13-14, and 17-18). But what about the arpeggiated bars following (15-16 and 19-21)? Did you let some of the base notes ring here? To my ear, the contrast works quite well like that.

    Thank you.