El Noi de la Mare by Llobet (Free PDF)

El Noi de la Mare “The Child of the Mother,” arranged by Miguel Llobet (1878–1938), from Canciones populares Catalanas. Free PDF Sheet Music for Classical Guitar. Late Intermediate (Grade 7) level. Free Notation Edition & Notes + TAB Edition. YouTube Performance and Lesson Link (4k).

El Noi de la Mare was popularized in the guitar world by Andrés Segovia who frequently performed Miguel Llobet’s guitar transcription as an encore. The piece is from Llobet’s collection of Catalan folk songs. It’s all about melody in this one. It’s playable for intermediates but beware of tricky chord shapes, stretches, and shifts despite the slow tempo. FYI, many performers play a G# on the 3rd beat of bar 4 despite the original being a G natural. Both work with the harmony as the G# effectively creates an E7 (V chord of the A chord that follows) but G natural is well within the key too. Video by Bradford Werner on 2018 Douglass Scott classical guitar. Join the Email Newsletter to get music updates or visit the sheet music page. Please consider supporting the site to keep the free sheet music coming.

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2 Comments

  1. Great lesson on a beautiful piece! Thank you. I just started learning it with the help of your video and article.

    PS. You have one typo in your article. In your comment about the G#, you said “E7 (V chord of the Am that follows”. That should be A major not A minor.

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