Etude No.1 by Giulio Regondi

Etude No.1 by Giulio Regondi (1822–1872). PDF sheet music for classical guitar with video performance and lesson. Comes with both a notation edition with left hand fingering and a separate tab edition. This comes from his collection of ten etudes for guitar. The level is late-intermediate to advanced (Grade 9) depending on your tempo. PDF Download.

My PDF Sheet Music Edition

This is a performance edition and since I only had access to one manuscript of four there is some flexibility on small details. It is a well established work so the notes are all fixed but I did change some slurs to what I feel is more consistent and all fingering is my own selection. I have also changed some of the notation to modernize the edition and simplify some of the three voice writing in a few spots to create a clean score.

Giulio Regondi (1822-1872) was a Swiss-born classical guitarist, concertinist and composer active in France and the United Kingdom. A known child prodigy, in 1831 Fernando Sor dedicated his Souvenir d’amitié op. 46 to Regondi when the boy Regondi was nine years old.

Here’s the YouTube Link if you want to watch it there.

Additional Videos

Canadian guitarist Drew Henderson performs Etude No.1 and No.6 by Giulio Regondi (1822–1872). This comes via Henderson’s fantastic YouTube channel. Beautiful performance by Henderson with elegant phrasing, pacing, and mature approach. I really like Henderson’s slightly faster tempo with a bit more push but not going too zippy like some performances. He has an excellent write-up on the Regondi etudes and his choice for using the seven string Romantic guitar which you can read at his Youtube description.

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