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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Etudes, Op (Carcassi, Matteo) – IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library: Free Public Domain Sheet Music

If you haven’t already done so, be sure to check out Jounis’ recordings of all of these in our MP3 section. This piece is much more fun than doing scales however. 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! You May Also Like. These studies have long been a cornerstone of the technical and musical development of classical guitar students everywhere.

Javascript is required for this feature. Study in A major. My technique has been sloppy at best and opuz strict alternate picking that Carcassi notates is cardassi for one of my limited skills. More information about this can be found here. For the first time, Shearer’s cqrcassi to fingering and performance of these important etudes is available in print.

The Classical Guitar Collection Arr. Board index All times are UTC. Track 19 Track 3 Track 9. Retrieved from ” http: There are spots in 4, for example, that I find require particular attention to fingering and movement between hand position – the 7th farcassi 8th measure in the B section. By Matteo Carcassi and Fernando Sor. I play allot of scales and thought that I’d find it quite easy but it wasn’t and it has helped me 600 see my scale practice in a new light.


I mean when you first encounter them as a beginner. It has taken me a while to obtain reasonable control, particurlarly with those slurs involving the 4th finger on the fretboard.

Then look at the form, are there sections, how many measures in each section?

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Work Title 25 Etudes Alt ernative. I memorized it quite quickly, but somehow I still cannot play this fluently without looking at the score. 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 opud 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 crcassi one of Bach’s cello suites. Contents 1 Performances 1.

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. I played it through once and thought I’d have it sorted opys quickly, but there’s a lot more challenge there than I realised – like a sudoku that looked easy but took ages.

Classical Guitar Skip to content. 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 would suggest before beginning the normal ‘rote’ style of learning playing the piece over to the point where the 06 have memorized the patternsthat the player should sit with the score and do some analysis of the scale patterns, the harmony, even the form.

Ophs fact that you’re finding 1 difficult means that your teacher is right Howard Wallach Guitar Book Level: In my current regime I play 1 and 4.

Etudes, Op.60 (Carcassi, Matteo)

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’. Alfred Classical Guitar Masterworks. Hence, the edition is public domain in its country of origin or a government publication. Maybe I just “naturally” take to arpeggio-like pieces than scale ones.


Classical guitarists, both students and professional performers, require the same high-quality editions that their pianist colleagues have come to expect from Alfred Music. Then I would set about reading this work off the guitar.

The neat thing about these excercises is that they each have a particular skill to for us to work on. Naxos Javascript not enabled. There was a nice thread somewhere here about this study, but I cannot find it at the moment.

I know I got a lot out of it at the time as I was just embarking on the Carcassi journey. I am working on no.

Funny enough, I kind of started to like the piece and now I play it for pleasure. IMSLP does not assume any sort of legal responsibility or liability for the consequences of downloading files that are not in the public domain in your country.

The Shearer Method, Book 2: Study in A major Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker on our website. A recording of all the etudes performed by classical guitar virtuoso Ricardo Cobo is included and can be streamed online or downloaded. Creative Commons Attribution 4. I would like to second the recommendation to listen to the MP3 recordings made by Jounis.

Nathaniel Gunod Guitar Book Level: Alfred Classical Guitar Masterworks Composed by: So I’d love to hear of other people first encounter with the Carcassi Selected Favorites for Guitar Ed. Very nice job – very musical – reading of 1.