The story goes that Francisco Tárrega composed Lágrima sometime in while performing in London. He is said to have been depressed and homesick. Lágrima by Francisco Tarrega tab with free online tab player. One accurate version. Recommended by The Wall Street Journal. Learn Lagrima by Francisco Tárrega, a classical guitar prelude in guitar tab and standard notation with audio demo and study notes for.

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The B section is in the key of E minor to provide some tonal contrast.

You can also see any line of the score magnified on-screen by clicking on the music staff or tablature. So, the complete playing order of the two sections is: Removed unnecessary first position symbols and added “senza replica” to the “D.

The speed of playback can also be changed via this control. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites. This is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. This is the main technical challenge of Lagrima, and although it’s not an overly difficult piece, this is why it’s not considered a classical guitar piece for complete beginners. View the score in full-screen mode with high playback quality such as HD to ensure that the tab and notation staffs are clear and legible.

You can play it from the score below either by reading the guitar tablature or the standard music notation staffs, and if you want to study it at your leisure, you can download a PDF file of it for viewing offline or printing.

Lágrima (Tárrega) – Wikipedia

Guitar Recital Domenico Scarlatti — I originally notated it differently, in part because the proper playing of the portamento—which in this case is, in effect, a slide ending on a grace note—is less obvious to the novice than a slide that starts with a grace note.

Guitar Music Bergstrom “. The principal key is E major and is the key of the A section. After the second repeat of the B section, the D. For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: It only appears after you click ‘PLAY’. I’ve never found the missing section and there is apparently some question as to lahrima authenticity.


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Each section lasts for eight bars or measures and is immediately repeated. You can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. If you’re not familiar with rest stroke, it’s a picking-hand technique that involves plucking the string and bringing your finger to rest momentarily on the string above.

Solo Guitar Playing by Frederick Noad is an excellent teaching resource that I’ve used for teaching notation to my fingerstyle and classical guitar students. It makes melody notes stand out from the inner harmony notes, which are played with normal ‘free stroke’.

The four-sharp key signature of E major is cancelled by ‘natural’ signs and replaced by the one-sharp key signature of E minor. Retrieved from ” https: This is a cloud CDN service that we tarregw to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature.

It takes students from complete beginner level to sight reading intermediate level pieces. To provide a better website experience, spinditty.

Study Notes for Learners Form Typical of short guitar pieces of the Romantic Period, Lagrima is a prelude in ternary form, meaning it has two sections: The portamento does not actually require notating a grace note and can be notated as a slide with no slur from the G to C. HubPages and Hubbers authors may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.

This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Each of the two sections of Lagrima has its own key. In other words, if you pluck the first E string, let your finger come to rest on the 2nd B string.


Performance Style Coming from the late Romantic Period and given the name Lagrima, which is the Spanish word for “teardrop”, is a clue that this prelude should be tinged lagrjma a touch of melancholy and played with an expressive singing style in the melody. Renotated using LilyPond, making some minor changes along the way. Javascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.

The video below contains the score of Lagrima displayed tarregw by line in time with a score-generated audio version of the piece. Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account. I only ever play it as a prelude to a longer piece in E minor.

Section A consists of a very simple and predictable melody [2] with quarter notes and dotted half notes, while the accompaniment has eighth notes. Naxos International Services, Ltd. Improve your ability to read the standard notation staffs of Lagrima and other pieces instead of using tab with its many limitations. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

I would like to find it someday because, to me, the song sounds incomplete. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. Click the link to open and save Lagrima as a free PDF file that you can view offline or print.

Lágrima (Tárrega, Francisco)

This website uses cookies As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. Nevertheless, the song evokes strong emotions in some listeners, causing some I’ve witnessed to weep not because the playing was awful. This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.