Adelita by Francisco Tarrega tab with free online tab player. One accurate version. Recommended by The Wall Street Journal. Tárrega, Francisco Adelita sheet music for Guitar – The Artist: Francisco Tárrega was born in Villa-real, Spain on November 21, He was one. Play Michael Chapdelaine’s Arrangements of Tárrega’s ‘Adelita’ and ‘Lagrima’. Blair Jackson August 11,

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Adeliga bass notes 3. It’s easier for inexperienced players to grasp this when there’s one acciaccatura note, but it becomes fuzzy for them when there are two notes involved which can be confused for two sixteenth notes.

In this lesson I discuss aspects of Tarrega’s compositional style.

Adelita by Francisco Tárrega

Therefore, I assume—perhaps incorrectly—the repeats were not meant to be observed. Adelita is deceptively simple. Aelita contemporary guitar notation—at least in the non-classical world—there should be no need for a trailing grace note when the grace note’s pitch is the same as that of the following note. Notation Changes and Commentary.

The second mistake I had heard was playing the portamentos—which are notated in the original as an unslurred slide to a grace adelitaa striking the end note twice instead of once. Despite that possibility, I included them assuming they represented changes in dynamic intensity and added explicit intensity levels that were missing at the ends of the hairpins.

I believe these changes resulted in more compact, unambiguous, and easy to read music. You’re supposed to play the acciaccatura as part of the same beat as the second voice bass note, not ahead of it. Both notations produce the same sounding music, but mine should be easier to interpret correctly.

That is, except for measure 14, where the Antich y Tena and Anido editions show the forte between the hairpins, but on the bottom of the staff while the hairpins are above the staff.

Inner chord voices Because Tarrega was a guitarist he had a brilliant knowledge of how to write specifically for guitar.


Although I have preserved the original D. These are not guide finger indications.

Play Michael Chapdelaine’s Arrangements of Tárrega’s ‘Adelita’ and ‘Lagrima’

I’ve never been one to use forums, but the GT forum is full of great people and helpful information at ALL levels! A slide is denoted by a line connecting the two noteheads and does produce an audible slide effect.

Composers as varied as Haydn, Beethoven, Chopin, and Schubert used hairpins as agogic and voicing instructions instead of as dynamic intensity indicators, for which the written instructions crescendo and decrescendo as well as abbreviated dynamic markings were used instead for more information see The Secret Life of Musical NotationRoberto Poli, The first was to play the acciaccatura notes before the second voice bass note and accenting the note that showed the accent instead of accenting the beat.

Both the Antich y Tena and Anido editions clearly use D. That may account for why most recordings are played at an Andante or faster.

The overall form of ‘Adelita’ is also typical of his small scale solo guitar pieces. If you are a novice guitarist, you may feel it is within your reach based on hearing the first half of the song. I LOVE the forum, too. Although he did not invent the metronome, he manufactured and sold what became the most popular model. His music always shows complete command of the instrument.

His music is very classical in nature because there is usually a clear melody supported by a bass line that creates traditional classical harmony, chord progression and voice leading. I almost left out the hairpins because their interpretation was not entirely clear. At first, the primary tarrwga I made was to extend the slurs from the acciaccaturas [ 2 ] to the note following the acciaccatura forming a so-called reverse or inverted mordent.

An unslurred slide means you slide from the first note to the second and strike the second note upon arriving.

Nevertheless, I opted for unambiguous clarity over interpretive freedom. If you have doubts about using my edition, please remember that my changes do not change the music as it sounds. Top melody notes 2. I find it quite easy so far!


Adelita – Mazurka” for Classical Guitar by Francisco Tarrega.

A change I made that could impact musical interpretation is the addition of explicit dynamic levels to the hairpins. Modern editions write D. If they were slurred, you would not strike the second note. I had heard at least two mistakes made with respect to playing the piece.

Still, today the classical guitar world cannot bring itself to use the term slide and much confusion abounds regarding the difference between glissandosportamentosand finger shifts. After much thought, I decided that the accents on the notes after the acciaccaturas were too confusing for players without much notational experience.

Open In New Window. The first hairpin appears redundant to the un poco crescendo instruction. At the very least, it gives an indication of the duration of the crescendo, even though that could have been accomplished with a dotted line. By the 20th century, however, the notion of avoiding repeats had become widespread. A slurred slide means you slide from the first note to the second and do not strike the second note, allowing it to sound as a result of the slide.

Since the slides are not slurred, you strike the second note on arrival. Instead of acciaccaturas forming reverse mordents, I unambiguosly represent the notes with their actual values so there is no question that they are played on the same beat as the second voice bass note. There is also an additional Romantic aspect in the use of extended harmony notes in the melodic lines, such as dominant 9ths, flat 9ths, dominant 13ths, flat 13ths.

Finally, there is a return to the original key, be it minor or major.