Study on E and Variation by Johann Kaspar Mertz (1806-1856) for classical guitar. Original title, Ubungen auf der E saite (Exercise on the E String) from Schule fur die Guitare. Free PDF Sheet music for classical guitar. Late-Beginner level, for use after my Volume 1 method.
Free PDF Sheet Music Edition
Mertz was an Austro-Hungarian guitarist and composer and heavily influenced by Liszt, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Schubert and Schumann. His method book has six exercises on this theme. I recommend playing No.1 and No.2 as one continuous piece so I’ve added an editorial fermata.
Right Hand Fingering: p-i is Mertz’s indicated fingering and also my recommendation. However, p-m is acceptable as is p-i-p-m.
This is part of a collection of supplemental pieces for after my Classical Guitar Method Volume 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 Volume 2.
Here is the YouTube lesson link if you want to watch it there.