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Old 10-26-2021, 03:01 PM
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Default Starting back after decades of not playing - Also quick question

Hello everyone.

I learned classical guitar as a kid, probably played for a couple of years and then didn't really do much over the last almost 40 years.

Pulled out my guitar a while ago and started to play again. I have neuropathy in my fingers due to an autoimmune disease which makes things a little more challenging, but it's getting there.

There is one song I remember from back in the day, but I only know the beginning of it and was wondering if anyone can tell me the actual name of it.

It's some sort of Waltz and the beginning is as below: (The formatting was a bit off after pasting in here so I adjusted as best as I could.)


E|-----0--0-----1--1-----0--0---------------0--0-----1--1--------------
B|-----1--1-----0--0-----1--1--3--0--------1--1-----0--0--------0--1--
G|-------------------------------------0----------------------0--2--------
D|-----------0--------------------------------------0--------------------
A|--3-----------------3-------------------3----------------------------3--
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Thanks much in advance
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Old 10-26-2021, 04:26 PM
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Not much to go on.
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Old 10-27-2021, 04:00 AM
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Hello everyone.

I learned classical guitar as a kid, probably played for a couple of years and then didn't really do much over the last almost 40 years.

Pulled out my guitar a while ago and started to play again. I have neuropathy in my fingers due to an autoimmune disease which makes things a little more challenging, but it's getting there.

There is one song I remember from back in the day, but I only know the beginning of it and was wondering if anyone can tell me the actual name of it.

It's some sort of Waltz and the beginning is as below: (The formatting was a bit off after pasting in here so I adjusted as best as I could.)


E|-----0--0-----1--1-----0--0---------------0--0-----1--1--------------
B|-----1--1-----0--0-----1--1--3--0--------1--1-----0--0--------0--1--
G|-------------------------------------0----------------------0--2--------
D|-----------0--------------------------------------0--------------------
A|--3-----------------3-------------------3----------------------------3--
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Thanks much in advance
I recognise it! I think it's a classical exercise, rather than a tune as such. It's obviously based on C and G7 alternating, with a sol-la-ti-do melodic phrase to conclude it.

I can't remember where I've seen it (or heard it) but I know I have! It's very like a kind of Grade 1 study (I have a few of those on file, but not this particular one).

It's a little like the right hand exercises in Giuliani's 120 studies, which are all based on arpeggiating C and G7 chords in various ways:
Here's the first few in tab form:
https://www.songsterr.com/a/wsa/maur...ies-tab-s32808
(Those are all in either 4/4 or 12/8, so it's not one of them.)
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Old 10-27-2021, 05:53 AM
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Thanks for trying. After digging on Google for a few hours I did manage to find it:

Waltz in C Major, Op. 241, No. 1 by Carulli, Ferdinando

https://youtu.be/kcJskLLluUg
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Old 10-27-2021, 11:04 AM
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Oh yes! Well done! I actually have a different Carulli waltz as a grade 1 piece on file, but I know I've played that one before.
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Old 10-27-2021, 11:29 AM
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Hey, welcome back. I think that you will find more than a few of us here who took some decades off. It comes back to you.
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Hey, welcome back. I think that you will find more than a few of us here who took some decades off. It comes back to you.
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Thatís a lovely little piece. Iíve just started learning classical. Adding that one to my list.
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