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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A recording of all the etudes performed by classical guitar virtuoso Ricardo Cobo is included and can be streamed online or downloaded. My fingers just don’t want to go where they need opu go and I start and stop constantly.

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. For instance I can do a passable rendition of the carcaswi Sor B-minor etude after having worked on it a couple months and I would swear it wasn’t as tough to play through when I first saw it as this silly little Carcassi study.

I would suggest before beginning the normal ‘rote’ style of learning playing the piece over to the point where the oppus have memorized the patternsthat the player should sit with the score and do some analysis of the scale patterns, the harmony, even the form. I play allot of scales and thought that I’d find it quite easy but it wasn’t and it has helped me to see my scale practice in a new light. Creative Commons Attribution 3.

Etudes, Op.60 (Carcassi, Matteo)

The Classical Guitar Collection Arr. Nathaniel Gunod Guitar Book Level: 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.


I agree, the first piece is a great warm up excercise! In this edition, Thomas Kikta, Kami Rowan, and Ricardo Coboall former students of Aaron Shearer and renowned guitarists in their own rightcontribute performance notes and advice that Shearer provided his students as they studied this repertoire.

Carcassi Op. 60 – Classical Guitar

Study in A major. Then look at the form, are there sections, how many measures in each section? There was a nice thread somewhere here about this study, but I cannot find it at the moment. I’ve been starting on Op. Make some basic observations.

Classical guitarists, both students and professional performers, require the same high-quality editions that their pianist colleagues have come to expect from Alfred Music. Maybe I just “naturally” take to arpeggio-like pieces than scale ones. Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker on our website. In addition to diligent analysis and study, I think it is also worth approaching them with an open mind.

Study in D minor Contents 1 Performances 1. Alfred Classical Guitar Masterworks Composed by: Howard Wallach Guitar Book Level: This piece is much more fun than doing scales however. Alfred Classical Guitar Masterworks. Funny enough, I kind of started to like the piece and now I play it for pleasure.

I teach a method that explains this in cxrcassi, not only the reading aspect but memorization as well, and students who learn this method benefit greatly. The neat thing about these excercises is that they each have a particular skill to for us to work on.

Hence, the edition is public domain in its country of origin or a government publication. I know I got a lot out of it at the time as I was just embarking on the Carcassi journey. Creative Commons Attribution 4. A terrific study in slurs.


Track 19 Track 3 Track 9. But I do practice scales for a portion of my very limited practice time every day. Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4. Study in D major 5. So I’d love to hear of other people first encounter with the Carcassi In fact I think I remember reading a discussion of the “correct” order to do these excercises and someone opined that 1 was the hardest!

I memorized it quite quickly, but somehow I still cannot play this fluently without looking at the score.

In my current regime Carcassii play 1 and 4. You’ll love 3 as it works out a nice arpeggio. It brings to mind a quote I read in a book called “Violin Mastery,” I believe it went “even the simplest of studies presents great challenges for the virtuoso performer.

Etudes, Op (Carcassi, Matteo) – IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library: Free Public Domain Sheet Music

By Matteo Carcassi and Fernando Sor. They may not be public domain elsewhere. The fact that you’re finding 1 difficult means that your teacher is right It was also difficult for me to begin with, even though I think I am quite fluent with C and G major progressions. If you can identify the chords, even using your ear and the guitar, then write those in as well.

The point here is that the piece might not be that difficult to play but embedding reading mistakes into the learning procedure can and will cause confusion in both the learning and performing of this or any piece.

I don’t know why, but that was a stumble spot for me that required special attention!