El Noi de la Mare “The Child of the Mother,” arranged by Miguel Llobet (1878–1938), from Canciones populares Catalanas. PDF sheet music or tab for classical guitar with free lesson and performance video. Includes both a notation-only edition and a tab edition. Late Intermediate (Grade 7) level.
My PDF Sheet Music Edition
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. Here’s the YouTube link if you’d like to watch it there.
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