Cantilène Espagnole by José Ferrer (Free PDF)

Cantilène Espagnole for Classical Guitar
No. 1 from Gerbe de Fleurs Quatre Pièces faciles pour Guitare Op. 41
by José Ferrer (1835–1916)
Free PDF Sheet Music or Tab for Classical Guitar
Intermediate (Grade 4)
YouTube Video Performance & Lesson Link (HD)

José (Joseph) Ferrer (1835–1916) was a Spanish guitarist and composer. This is a simple little piece but not without Spanish charm. It’s a good playing level firmly in the early to mid-intermediate level. Beginners can take out the thirds to make it easy but intermediates should be able to play them with a bit of practice. I’ve made a free notation version so please enjoy. The TAB version has a small cost to help pay for the site and video lessons. Join the Email Newsletter to get updates on free sheet music and more. Please consider donating to the site to keep the free sheet music coming.

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  1. Hi Bradford, was hoping you’d say something about those acciaccatura! Are they just pull offs? Or should each note have equal value? Be great if you could comment. But thanks for drawing my attention to such a lovely little piece. Love Ferrer.

    • Good point. They are all descending slurs (pull-offs) and I’m playing them pretty quick-ish, maybe a 32nd note or so. I believe I’m playing them all on the beat, that is, with the acciaccatura on the beat.

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