Adelita was composed by the great Spanish composer/guitarist, Francisco Tarrega. Tarrega is my favorite guitar composer and this is one of my favorite pieces by him. I have been playing this for a loooooooong time and I never get tired of it.
Adelita is composed in the style of a Mazurka, which is a type of Polish dance in triple time. Generally the accents fall on the second or third beat. This makes sense for me because I have always felt that Tarrega was inspired by the Polish composer, Chopin.
Adelita by Francisco Tárrega is a gorgeous piece of music. I began playing electric guitar in high school and I started classical guitar in college. After a year of studying classical guitar I remember playing this in a student recital. This is a Mazurka, which is a type of Polish dance. You can learn this at my guitar school found on my website.
This is a great miniature by Francisco Tarrega and is one of my favorite pieces to play. In fact, I played this, Lagrima, and Spanish Romance in my first ever student recital. The breakdown goes like this: