The Tango by Francisco Tárrega is a beautiful piece of music by my favorite composer for the guitar. I’ve always loved this piece but I have avoided playing it because of the tuning. You drop the 6th string down to D and the 5th string down to G. It certainly makes this piece much easier to play but I guess I am lazy and don’t like tuning my guitar that way. I am glad I finally learned it because it is a lot of fun to play.
This is a beautiful prelude composed by Francisco Tarrega. You can see the full video at my guitar school.
Capricho Arabe by Francisco Tarrega. This is a great piece and you can really hear the influence that Chopin had on Tarrega. You can see the full video at my guitar school on my website.
Estudio in E minor by Tarrega is a great little etude for the guitar. The right hand pattern for the first half is the same as the pattern used in Spanish Romance. The second half of the piece uses the tremolo technique. You can learn the entire piece at my guitar school 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:
mm. 1-4 (0:00)
mm. 5-8 (5:43)
mm. 9-12 (6:06)