Grade 1 Lesson: La Tirantine by Adrian Le Roy

This lesson comes from my new book Classical Guitar Repertoire Lessons Grade 1 – Eight pieces at the grade one level with dedicated lessons preparing you for each piece. Check it out at Werner Guitar Editions!

La Tirantine by Adrian Le Roy (c.1520–1598) – From A Briefe and Easye Instrution to Learne the Tableture to Conducte and Dispose the Hande unto the Lute (London, 1568). Originally for lute.

The main thing to do in this piece is practice the chord shapes since they come up often and as three or four voice chords. Your ability to navigate the chords will really help. There is also a strong melody so practice it on its own and as musically as possible. A light bouncy dance feel can help bring the piece to life and also help the left hand jump about from chord to chord. Due to the tuning of the lute some inner voices have been omitted.Follow the general idea of alternating right hand fingering. Due to all the three note chords, repeated fingers are inevitable so do you best and aim for a dance-like legato sound.

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