Classical Songs Lessons

Canon In D by Johann Pachelbel

Canon In D by Johann Pachelbel

In this lesson we will be studying Canon in D.  The piece is built around a D, A, Bm, F#m, G chord progression that builds in complexity throughout.  We are going to learn it in parts.  In part 1 we will focus on the first 3 passes.  Please remember to tune your low E string down to a D.

Song Difficulty: 4

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Canon In D Part 2 by Johann Pachelbel

Canon In D Part 2 by Johann Pachelbel

In this lesson we will be studying Canon in D Part 2. The focus is on the next 3 passes of the chord progression. These are significantly more complicated than the first 3 passes, building on the theme and melody.

Song Difficulty: 5

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Fur Elise by Beethoven

Fur Elise by Beethoven

Great piece to learn for beginners to intermediate classical players. Basically consists of 2 sections that repeat.

Song Difficulty: 3

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Romanza

Romanza

Romanza (Romance) is a standard classical tune in the key of E minor and E major. The piece has 2 parts, the first being in Em and then shifts to an E major section. There is no particular arrangement for this song. It is open to interpretation and being creative on your own. It has been performed many different ways by arranging the 2 parts. This is a complex classical style tune and I highly recommend studying Volume 12 on finger picking before attempting this piece.
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Malaguena Guitar Tab and Lesson

Malaguena Guitar Tab and Lesson

In this lesson we will learn a basic rendition of the Malaguena. Malaguena is a very popular Spanish classic.  There are many versions out there but it very pliable in its arrangement.  As you will see in the Malaguena guitar tab and lesson it uses a repetitive picking pattern between the thumb and 1st or 2nd finger.

Song Difficulty: 3

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Greensleeves

Greensleeves

This is a great classical style piece to learn as a beginner in the fingerstyle / classical genre.

Song Difficulty: 2

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Lagrima Part 1 (Lagrima tab included)

Lagrima Part 1 (Lagrima tab included)

In this lesson we will learn the first part of the classical guitar tune, Lagrima. It is one of the best known original tunes buy Spanish guitarist Francisco Terrega. The composition consists of 16 bars and follows an ABA pattern. The A section is written in E Major and the B section is written in E minor. Each section consists of 8 bars. In this lesson we will study the E Major section and also provide the Lagrima tab.

Song Difficulty: 3

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Lagrima Part 2

Lagrima Part 2

In this lesson we will focus on completing Lagrima with the 2nd Part. This part moves to the parallel minor key of E minor.

Song Difficulty: 3

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