Exercise on the E String by Mertz (Free PDF)

Übungen auf der E saite (Exercise on the E String) by Johann Kaspar Mertz (1806-1856) for Classical Guitar. From from Schule für die Guitare. PDF Download, Includes Both Notation-Only & TAB Editions. Level: Beginner / Easy (Late Method Book Level).

Free PDF Edition (Includes both notation & TAB editions)

Beginners can play with p-i the entire time (great thumb accuracy workout). Alternatively, as in the video, use m on the top note and i for the 2nd string while playing the rest with p. Mertz was an Austro-Hungarian guitarist and composer and heavily influenced by Liszt, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Schubert and Schumann.

This is part of a collection of supplemental pieces that students can play during or after my Classical Guitar Method – Vol. 1 (100 page Free PDF). I thought it would be nice to offer a few extra pieces before students move on to my Classical Guitar Method Vol. 2.

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