Estudio in E minor - Premium Membership

INTRODUCTION

Estudio in E minor by Francisco Tárrega is a true gem. It sounds great, isn't too hard, and it's over quite quickly - therefore it fall's into my favourite category of 'Pieces that can make you sound much better than you actually are!'

Jokes aside this is a great piece for those of you in the early stages of guitar playing. I would hazard at a guess that it is around the Grade 3 or 4 level for the ARSM or TCL exams.

Tips

  • try my suggested fingering to make the shift to the B7 chord easier and smoother
  • experiment with crescendo/diminuendo
  • try different tones
  • work on preparing the left-hand fingers in advance where possible
  • learn the sections where guide finger(s) can be used effectively to improve transitions
  • relax when attempting the big 5 fret stretch in section B and keep the thumb in a good position at the back of the neck
  • try picking the harmonics at the end near the bridge for a clearer and brighter tone

Let your fingers fly!