Milonga Online Classical Guitar Lesson

Introduction

Milonga by Jorge Cardoso is a mesmerising and hypnotic piece full of understated charm and beauty. Written in the key of D minor in standard tuning the piece uses a steady flow of semiquaver arpeggios with a syncopated melody. There is a colourful use of accidentals that permeate the piece creating that joyous tension that we have come to associate with much of the guitar music from South America. 

Performance Points

  • Right-hand steady with middle finger accents
  • Apoyando with the thumb where required
  • Sequential planting in the left-hand helps with tricky chord changes especially at the beginning