Lesson: Lección 19 by Dionisio Aguado

Lección 19 from Nuevo Método para Guitarra by Dionisio Aguado (1784-1849). PDF or hardcopy sheet music and free lesson for classical guitar. 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. Includes lessons with sheet music as well as a tab supplement at the end.

This is mainly an arpeggio etude but the bass does make a nice melody so try playing it on its own and get nice legato shaping. Also practice the chord shapes both as block chords and getting one note at a time. Instead of using larger chord shapes, practice the specific chords used in this piece. There are a number left hand fingering oddities that will help you change from one chord to the next in a smooth legato style. Some fingerings might seem complicated but they will enable you to play as legato as possible. You may find this exercise to be tedious but the effort will pay off when you start playing the piece. Here’s the Youtube lesson link if you want to watch it there.


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  1. Is there a study/exercise that you would recommend that strengthens that difficult 3rd and 4th finger chord? I encountered it in a Carulli piece that I want to be able to play. It’s difficult to achieve at higher tempos (I am practising slowly but it seems to be taking a long time).

    • I think usually this is an issue of left hand alignment but also finger independence. So double check your posture and guitar position and then the left hand technique video of mine and add some some left hand exercises to your technique routine.