Carcassi: Melodic and Progressive Etudes, Opus An Alfred Classical Guitar Masterwork Edition. [Matteo Carcassi] Fingerings by Aaron Shearer with. This set of studies for the guitar by Carcassi, the 25 Etudes Mélodiques Progressives, op. 60, has become very famous. It has been known to generations of. This page gives the notes on the pieces, from the Tecla edition of Carcassi’s 25 Etudes for guitar op. This is not the main page for Carcassi’s 25 Etudes for.

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But I do practice scales for a portion of my very limited practice time every day.

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The neat thing about these excercises is that they each have a particular skill to for us to work on. If you can identify the chords, even using your ear and the guitar, then write those in as well. Work Title 25 Etudes Alt ernative. Study in D major 5. I remember trying to work on Carcassi’s studies a few years ago and felt that they all just sounded like a bunch of aimless notes.

You May Also Like. I agree, the first piece is a great warm up excercise! I used the boring way to train it, practicing with a metronome, from very slow tempos, increasing the speed slightly everytime I felt I am ready to do this.


A terrific study in slurs. Study in C major We use cookies to analyze site usage, enhance site usability, and assist in catcassi marketing efforts. Contents 1 Performances 1. It was also difficult for me to begin with, even though I think I am quite fluent with C and G major progressions.

Carcassi: Melodic and Progressive Etudes, Opus Guitar Book & Online Audio: Matteo Carcassi

Title Foreword Etude No. Since then I’ve gained much more experience with music in general and of this period, guitar technique, and interpretation, and I have a much deeper respect for them.

You’ll love 3 as it works out a nice arpeggio. I know I got a lot out of it at the time as I was just embarking 06 the Carcassi journey.

Creative Commons Attribution 3. Patience and working through the piece really slowly is paying off and I’m now looking to practice more scale orientated pieces than spending so much time on scales. Study in E major 9.

Etudes, Op.60 (Carcassi, Matteo)

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4. Study in D major This piece is much more fun than doing scales however. What I find to be difficult is paying attention to the right hand picking technique.

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For example, I have heard many performances of Carcassi 1 and I confess that I had never really heard any real music in it until last night; a friend played it with expressive phrasing quite different than I had ever heard in it before, and I felt like it almost could have come from one of Bach’s cello suites. I played it through once and thought I’d have it sorted pretty quickly, but there’s a lot more challenge there than I realised – like a sudoku that looked easy but took ages.

In addition to diligent analysis and study, I think it is also worth approaching them with an open mind. Julian Bream Guitar Book Level: Classical Guitar Skip to content.

It brings to mind a quote I read in a book called “Violin Mastery,” I believe it went “even the simplest of studies carcassj great challenges for the virtuoso performer. I mean when you first encounter them as a beginner.