Prelude in A minor - Basic Membership
Matteo Carcassi was a virtuoso Italian guitarist and a prolific composer during the early Romantic period. During his lifetime he made considerable contributions to the development of modern classical guitar technical fundamentals. In a somewhat sad twist of fate his achievements were often overshadowed by those of Ferdinando Carulli.
This Prelude represents just one of his many technical studies written for the guitar. I believe that this study focuses on several techniques:
- Keeping the right-hand steady
- Practicing full & sequential planting
- Developing apoyando (rest stroke) with the thumb
- Crescendo and diminuendo
- Changing timbre from sul tasto through naturale and on to ponticello
Let your fingers fly!