Recuerdos de la Alhambra is the classical guitar world’s Stairway to Heaven. It is perhaps the most played solo in the guitar repertoire. Francisco Tárrega. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Recuerdos De La Alhambra on Discogs. Strings By Mail Francisco Tarrega | Recuerdos de la Alhambra for 2 guitars – Composer: Francisco Tarrega Arranged by: Michael Erni Model: DZ

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Measures 38—42 are the same as measures 46—50 and may as well be played the same for mnemonic facility. To build the Alhamra was a teamwork of Muslims, Jews and Christians.

I say these things because I’ve made the mistake of trying to play Recuerdos with dead strings as well as too short or too long nails. Francidco that are too short or too long will interfere with a steady recurdos. Retrieved from ” https: You will often hear it performed in a shortened form using an AABBC structure, either because of time constraints associated with the performance or to avoid boring the audience or more likely, the guitarist.

If you actually play it that way, it doesn’t sound as full. Nana Mouskouri has performed a vocal version and Sarah Brightman has performed a re-adapted vocal version in her album Classics.

The key to avoiding non-interpretive pauses tardega facing awkward position changes is to move your fingers into place as you are playing instead of pre-positioning all the fingers before you play the first note. The thumb plays an arpeggio-pattern accompaniment simultaneously. I’ve taken the unusual approach of trying to capture note durations accurately.

It’s a great piece of music. As you strike the Aplace finger 4 on the E on the third string.


Francisco Tarrega | Recuerdos de la Alhambra for 2 guitars

The computer will precisely play the notes for the exact duration and invariably it won’t sound right. Performed and arranged by Jonathon Coudrilleit was used as the title music for the British television series Out of Town and a version performed by Pepe Romero was used as incidental music in The Sopranos episode ” Luxury Lounge. This device is used in other Spanish guitar songs as well, such as the anonymous Spanish Romance also known simply as Romance or Spanish Folk Song.

This becomes obvious when you enter a traditionally notated tremolo into a MIDI program and play it back.

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Tremolos are usually written as a sequence of 16th or 32nd notes, when in actuality the last note in the three-note sequence often has twice the value. Changed end ritardando and dynamics in final measures to match those in the Idelfonso Alier edition. To avoid franciaco non-interpretive pause when shifting your left hand from the A chord in the ninth position at the end of measure 13 to the inverted A7 chord in francisdo seventh position at the beginning of measure 14, keep finger 2 on the second string as you move it from the tenth fret to the eighth franciwco.

Dead strings will kill your tremolo. Removed half-barre from measures 38—39 and changed fingering accordingly. The Seville Concert and the Film Profile Finally, make sure your nails are at whatever the right length is for you. The change allows the open D to sound for the entire duration of measure 15 and places the left hand in position for measures 17 and All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from October The name is Concha in Castilian. In the time the song was composed, guitar notation was often imprecise, requiring the guitarist to infer when a tarrga was meant to sound longer than notated.


It is recuerxos the most played solo in the guitar repertoire. Scott Tennant told a story about making the mistake tarrgea agreeing to teach Recuerdos to a student before the student was ready. Views Read Edit View history. Recuerdos de la Alhambra is, really, almost the standard guitar piece. The song is a part of the original soundtrack of the South Korean television series Memories of the Alhambra.

Recuerdos de la Alhambra by Francisco Tárrega

Changed measures 15 and 16 to use first position for D minor. The piece showcases the challenging guitar technique known as tremolowherein a single melody note is plucked consecutively by the ring, middle and index fingers in such rapid succession that the result is an illusion of one long sustained note. When he plays it at his concerts he starts the performance usually with a message for a peaceful coexistence of people with different religions and nationalities.

For example, you’ll often see the second voice in Recuerdos notated entirely as eighth notes. The A-section of the piece is written in A-minor and the B-section is written in the parallel major A-major. Alhamhra de la Alhambra is the classical guitar world’s Stairway to Heaven.

After you lengthen the trailing tremolo notes that sound longer in reality, the computer playback sounds natural. The Alhambra is a palace and fortress complex in Granada, Spain. There’s no reason to continue the half-barre from measure 35 francosco you can position your fingers where they’ll need to be for measure Also, I’ve notated the tremolo more accurately.

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