Lagrima is a short, beautiful piece of music composed by the great Spanish composer, Francisco Tarrega. This is one of my favorite classical guitar pieces and one I never get tired of playing. It is composed in two sections, both 8 measures each. The first section is in E Major and the second section is in E minor.
Lagrima by Tarrega is one of my favorite pieces and it is one of the first pieces I performed in public for the first time. I started playing electric guitar in high school. My guitar heroes were Eddie Van Halen and Slash (they still are). I went to Hope College and took a classical guitar class with Larry Malfroid and loved it. I loved it so much that I decided to become a music major. The first student recital I played in I played Lagrima, Adelita (also by Tarrega) and Spanish Romance. It’s a piece I have played regularly since then. I have never grown tired of it.
Francisco Tarrega is one of my favorite guitar composers (the other being Villa-Lobos). His pieces work well on the guitar and sound so beautiful.
I hope you enjoy this guitar lesson. You can find more lessons like this at my guitar school found on my website.
Lagrima by Francisco Tarrega is one of my favorite pieces to play. I played it in my first ever student recital many moons ago and have continued to play it ever since. If you prefer standard notation then check out this page. Here is how it is broken down:
mm. 1-4 (0:00)
mm. 5-8 (3:07)
Interpretation of mm. 1-8 (6:07)
mm. 9-12 (7:58)
mm. 13-16 (14:14)
Interpretation of mm. (16:44)
I was doing some practicing earlier today and decided to hit record on my video camera. I am running through songs I haven’t played through in awhile. Songs include:
Scarborough Fair (0:51), A Lighter Shade of Blue (3:34), House of the Rising Sun (5:00), A Joyful Noise (9:34) and Lagrima (14:03)
Enjoy the good, bad, and ugly!!