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Francisco Tárrega: ¡Adelita! (Mazurka)

Harrega melody notes 2. It’s easier for inexperienced players to grasp this when there’s one acciaccatura note, but it becomes fuzzy for them when there are two notes involved which can be confused for two sixteenth notes. This is contrasted with a section in a major key that is joyful sounding.

I had heard at least two mistakes made with respect to playing the piece. Inner chord tarrega Because Tarrega was a guitarist he had a brilliant knowledge of how to write specifically for guitar.

The first hairpin appears redundant to the un poco crescendo instruction. That may account for why most recordings are played at an Andante or faster. Therefore, you may choose to play the piece faster than the 60 bpm I’ve listed, opting for a faster 80—90 in the Andante range. I prefer the acciaccatura notation because no one can or should play a 64th note exactly.

Modern editions write D. I LOVE the forum, too. Even if you’ve mastered barres, upon reaching measures 11 and 12, you may reach an impasse. After much thought, I decided that the accents on the notes after the acciaccaturas were too confusing for players without much notational experience. In contemporary guitar notation—at least in the non-classical world—there should be no need for a trailing grace note when the grace note’s pitch is the same as that of the following note.

Adelita is deceptively simple. Despite that possibility, I included them assuming they represented changes in dynamic intensity and added explicit intensity levels that were missing at the ends tarfega the hairpins. In the 19th century, the term was tarrgea with the appoggiatura.


One section is in a minor key, sounds very bittersweet and sadly dramatic. Still, today the classical guitar world cannot bring itself to use the term slide and much confusion abounds regarding the difference between glissandosportamentosand finger shifts.

The hairpins in the Antich y Tena edition of Adelita —faithfully preserved in the Anido edition, but butchered in modern editions—that follow the contours of the notes instead of being placed horizontally above or below the staff—and also lacking accompanying dynamic intensity markings—may represent agogic considerations and not dynamic intensity changes.

Therefore, I recommend not trying to learn the piece until you’ve developed both comfort with barres and sufficient strength and flexibility in the little finger to play clear hammer-ons and pull-offs. A slurred slide means you slide from the first note to the second and do not strike the second note, allowing it to sound as a result of the slide.

I used the Antich y Tena edition of Adelita as the source for my edition. The second mistake I had heard was playing the portamentos—which are notated in the original as an unslurred slide to a grace note—by striking the end note twice instead of once.

In this lesson I discuss aspects of Tarrega’s compositional style. Although I have preserved the original D. This is more than just a theory; it becomes quite clear when you read the music as originally notated and compare it to later editions which mistakenly edit the original notation.

The performer should have some flexibility as to how to play the ornament.

Adelita – Mazurka” for Classical Guitar by Francisco Tarrega.

If you have doubts about using my edition, please remember that my changes do not change the music as it sounds. A guide finger indication is denoted by a line connecting the two identical fingering numbers of two consecutive notes and does not produce an audible slide effect. Each voice, part, line is heard clearly and distinctly in it’s own “musical space”. They may not even refer to dynamic levels.


Tárrega – Adelita sheet music for Guitar –

If you are a novice guitarist, you may feel it is within your reach based on hearing the first half of tarrrega song.

Mozart, Beethoven, and other great composers expected their Da Capos to respect the playing of repeats unless accompanied by an additional instruction to not do so see Beethoven’s Century: You’re supposed to play the acciaccatura as part of the same beat as the second voice bass note, not ahead of adellta.

Finally, there is a return to the original key, be it minor or major. The first was to play the acciaccatura notes before the second voice bass note and accenting the note that showed the accent instead of accenting the beat. As a side note, I tarerga notated guide finger lines to be superfluous; it suffices to see that two consecutive notes use the same finger number. His music is very classical in nature because there is usually a clear melody supported by a bass line that atrrega traditional classical harmony, chord progression and voice leading.

After much debate, I decided to make significant notational changes that do not change the meaning of the music, but make it easier for the contemporary player to understand.

If they were slurred, you tarregx not strike the second note.

Adelita, by Francisco Tárrega: my Ukulele rendition

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Although he did not invent the metronome, he manufactured and sold what became the most popular model.