Carcassi: Melodic and Progressive Etudes, Opus An Alfred Classical Guitar Masterwork Edition. [Matteo Carcassi] Fingerings by Aaron Shearer with. This set of studies for the guitar by Carcassi, the 25 Etudes Mélodiques Progressives, op. 60, has become very famous. It has been known to generations of. This page gives the notes on the pieces, from the Tecla edition of Carcassi’s 25 Etudes for guitar op. This is not the main page for Carcassi’s 25 Etudes for.

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Diana Poulton and Basil Lam. Study in C major I agree, the first piece is a great warm up excercise! Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.

You’ll love 3 as it works out a nice arpeggio. It brings to mind a quote I read in a book called “Violin Mastery,” I believe it went “even the simplest of studies presents great challenges for the virtuoso performer. What I find to be difficult is paying attention to the right hand picking technique. I play allot of scales and thought that I’d find it quite easy but it wasn’t and it has helped me to see my scale practice in a new light. Very nice job – very musical – reading of 1. Some, I find, are easy enough to read through, but the challenge is in playing cleanly, in good time and musically.

Patience and working through the piece really slowly is paying off and I’m now looking to practice more scale orientated pieces than spending so much time on scales. Alfred Classical Guitar Masterworks.

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Carcassi: Melodic and Progressive Etudes, Opus Guitar Book & Online Audio: Matteo Carcassi

If you’re familiar with the different major scale forms then find which ones are being used and note that. In fact I think I remember reading a discussion of the “correct” order to do these excercises and someone opined that 1 was the hardest! I mean when you first encounter them as a beginner. Catcassi people generally find the Carcassi studies to be trickier than they look.


Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker on our website. Such editions are also public domain in Canada because they fail to meet the minimum ‘threshold of originality’ to qualify for copyright as an ‘adaptation’. It was also difficult for me to begin with, even though I think I am quite fluent with C and G major progressions. Please obey the copyright laws of your country.

I don’t know why, but carcasis was a stumble spot for me that required special attention!

Maybe I just “naturally” take to arpeggio-like pieces than carcaasi ones. The shifts in bar 31 and 32 are the toughest for me to play smoothly. For example, I have heard many performances of Carcassi 1 and I confess that I had never really heard any real music in it until last night; a friend played it with expressive phrasing quite different than I had ever heard in it before, and I felt like it almost could have come from one of Bach’s cello suites.

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I use it as a warm up at almost every practice session. Then I would set about reading this work off the guitar. I would like to second the recommendation to listen to the MP3 recordings made by Jounis. Jerry Snyder Guitar Book Level: I teach a method that explains this in detail, not only the reading aspect but memorization as well, and students who learn this method benefit greatly.


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If you do this you’ll discover things about the work that will likely pass you by, even if you play the work for years! Study in A major Make some basic observations. Since then I’ve gained much more experience with music in general and of this period, guitar technique, and interpretation, and I have a much deeper respect for them. Retrieved from ” http: The neat thing about these excercises is that they each have a particular skill to for us to work on. There was a nice thread somewhere here about this study, but I cannot find it at the moment.

The fact that you’re finding 1 difficult means that your teacher is right For the first time, Shearer’s approach to fingering and performance of these important etudes is available in print.

Carcassi Op. 60 – Classical Guitar

The point here is that the piece might not be that difficult to play but embedding reading mistakes into the learning procedure can and will cause confusion in both the learning and performing of this or any piece. I know I got a lot out of it at the time as I was just embarking on the Carcassi journey.

Work Title 25 Etudes Alt ernative. Creative Commons Attribution 3. My fingers just don’t want to go where they need to go and I start and stop constantly. Forum guitare classique – Forum chitarra classica – Foro guitarra clasica – Free sheet music for classical guitar – Delcamp.

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