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Old 05-13-2019, 10:04 PM
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Default Help! What (classical) song is next?

So I just got this new classical guitar.

But I only know three classical songs (I learned them before I got this guitar):

- La Grima by Francisco Tarrega
- Edude #6 by Leo Brouwer
- Andantino #1 by Ferdinando Carulli

That's it!

What do you think would be the next best song for me to learn? I'm not looking for something super-hard; something fun like these songs that can help me ease into the nylon world.

Your suggestions will be appreciated!
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Old 05-13-2019, 10:13 PM
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I’d suggest “Malagena”...a classic. Many excellent tutorials out there for it.
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Old 05-13-2019, 10:17 PM
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20 studies, Fernando Sor. They’ll help you play everything else better.
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Old 05-14-2019, 06:00 AM
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Gymnopedie No.1 by Eric Satie. I keep learning it but never get it as clean as I want. Maybe I’ll try it again.
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Old 05-14-2019, 06:06 AM
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- La Grima by Francisco Tarrega
Just wanted to point out that the song is called "Lágrima", as in "tear" or "tear drop".

As for recommendations the Sor studies are a classic, and you could do well to finish the other Brouwer studies as well
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Old 05-14-2019, 08:37 AM
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Leo Brouwer: Un Dia de Noviembre
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Old 05-14-2019, 03:34 PM
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20 studies, Fernando Sor. They’ll help you play everything else better.
I'll second that. Any of the pieces mentioned in this thread would be great fun. But the Sor etudes are classics and can be very satisfying when played well.
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Old 05-14-2019, 08:33 PM
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Don’t limit yourself to just the traditional classical repertoire...
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Old 05-14-2019, 09:25 PM
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There is a massive repertoire from which to chose. Play music you like.

One popular piece is "Romance":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2TAe9ugaFk
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:55 AM
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Check out Andrew York...non traditional... beautiful songs.
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Old 05-15-2019, 12:44 PM
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GMR, no worries about just playing classical! I have a couple hundred songs I like to play (on my own or in a duet). But they are all rock/pop/folk/country (Americana really)...so I'm just looking to add some classical content.

Of course there are 1,000,000 classical songs to play and I could just start checking things out but thought I'd get a few tips here. Someone suggested Malaguena. I had forgotten about that. Not sure how hard it is but I might give it a go.

And several people recommended the Fernando Sor 20 exercises. I've not looked into those but will do so.

So the ideas have been helpful...

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Old 05-15-2019, 03:56 PM
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Leo Brouwer: Un Dia de Noviembre
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Since it sounds like you are a fairly experienced steel-string player, you could also try Tárrega's Capricho árabe if you want something more challenging.

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Just wanted to point out that the song is called "Lágrima", as in "tear" or "tear drop".
In the same vein it's "Etude" (not Edude), but both d and t are dental sounds and so easy to confuse
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Old 05-17-2019, 04:22 PM
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Romanza as mentioned already

Minuet In G

Ode to Joy

Classical Gas

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Old 05-17-2019, 10:58 PM
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Leo Brouwer: Un Dia de Noviembre
Yes!! learn this piece it's beautiful. Gymnopedie is also a good choice. or Waltz by Ferdinado Carulli . Or Etude #2 by Matteo Carcassi. Or any of the other 25 etudes by Brouwer.

Lots of options all great songs
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Old 05-18-2019, 11:18 AM
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In the same vein it's "Etude" (not Edude), but both d and t are dental sounds and so easy to confuse
"Étude", actually, hehe
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