Lesson: Andante by Mertz for Guitar

This is a lesson from my eBook: Easy Classical Guitar Pieces- Volume One – 15 Easy Songs Ranging from Renaissance to Romantic. PDF Download with Notation & Notation + TAB Edition, Fingering, Online Video Lessons for Each Piece. Approximate Grade Level: Post-Method Book to Grade 3. YouTube Lesson Link.

Andante (from Schule für die Guitarre) by Johann Kaspar Mertz (1806-1856) for classical guitar. This is a great little piece reminding me of Chopin with some Schubert in there too! Great melody with some lush chords to fill out the texture. Make use of the dramatic gestures and accents. Practice the melody on its own and shape and phrase it as you might sing it.  Make sure to phrase and shape the melody and have it come out more than the accompaniment and bass. From loudest to softest: melody – bass – accompaniment.

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