Preludio No.7, Op.28 by Chopin for Guitar

Preludio No.7, Op.28 by Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) – Arranged by Francisco Tárrega (1852–1909) for Classical Guitar. Free PDF Sheet Music and TAB, comes with both a notation-only edition and a TAB edition. Left hand fingering. The level is mid-intermediate (Grade 6). PDF download. Tarrega made a number of arrangements of Romantic composers and quite a few of Chopin. If you want to follow the piano version and original intentions of Chopin you can eliminate some of the glissandos and harmonics. The extra bass notes make sense to keep the sustain going.

Free PDF Sheet Music – Includes both a notation edition and a separate tab edition in one PDF.

My video lesson and edition follows Tarrega’s fingering and glissandos which you can choose to include or not depending on your preference. This one is free but if you like it you can support the site here. Here’s my YouTube Lesson link if you want to watch it there.

Huge thanks to Matthew McAllister for playing from my score. It’s such an honour to hear my edition played by one of the world’s greatest professional guitarists. His musicality is beautiful here and has a perfect sense of space and pacing. Keep in mind that he’s changed some fingerings since he’s not playing the glissandos.

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  1. Both nice, but I actually like your interpretation better Bradford! Beautifully played, and that’s how I’m learning it.

  2. Matthew McAllister played from your score. But your fingerings are the fingerings the same like in the facsimile of Tarrega. The only difference, you did not write the piano in the beginning. Matthew McAllister changed your fingering.

    • Yes, that is correct. My edition is Tarrega’s fingerings with the glissandos. If you remove the gliss you can change fingering quite a bit. Totally up to the performer. I wanted to play Tarrega’s arrangement for historical interest and because overall it’s his arrangement. Love it without gliss as well!