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Recuerdos de la Alhambra

By Francisco Tárrega

Without a doubt Recuerdos de la Alhambra is one of the most famous pieces
in the classical guitar repertoire. "Someday I want to learn Recuerdos" are the words spoken by almost every guitarist at some point in his or her life.
For you, that day has arrived!

PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU ORDER!
This video is NOT about learning the tremolo. If you want to learn the tremolo, purchase Doug's comprehensive lesson titled How to Master the Tremolo . If you are a subscriber to Doug's Technique Tip of the Month, you can login to the Subscribers Portal and read it there for free.

IMPORTANT SUGGESTION: You should be well on your way to learning the tremolo before you begin playing Recuerdos de la Alhambra. It takes about six months to develop a good tremolo. Attempting to learn Recuerdos de la Alhambra before developing a good tremolo will hijack your attention to the left hand and distract you from focusing on the right hand and mastering the tremolo.

We repeat, this Play It Like a Pro™ —Recuerdos de la Alhambra package does NOT teach you how to develop a good tremolo.

How to Play Recuerdos de la Alhambra on Classical Guitar Cover

Learn to play Recuerdos de la Alhambra like a pro.

Includes:

  • Over 4 hours (!) of video shot close-up in high definition to teach you measure by measure to play Recuerdos de la Alhambra like a pro. Watch the sample clip below.

    FOUR SCORES:
  • An Annotated Score (65 pages) with detailed instructions on how to play this beautiful piece with pro-level execution. Includes dozens of detailed left-hand fingering options you will not find anywhere else.
  • An Interpretation and Performance Score (11 pages) with detailed performance suggestions covering tempo choice, numerous schemes for dynamics, vibrato, tone color choice and changes, accentuation, and rubato. You cannot find this information on the internet and few instructors are knowledgeable enough to teach it.
  • The Original Score in standard notation and tab.
  • The Basic Score (no tab) without any fingering so you can write in your own.

All scores (except the last one) are in standard notation and tab.

Four versions of the score and over four hours of detailed instructional videos.

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These are the best video/internet classical guitar lessons with the finest hi-tech production on the planet. But, if you are not satisfied with this course, I will refund your money.
Just tell me why you didn't like it so I can make it better for others.

This is a digital download.
After you order, within 24 hours you will be sent an email with a link to a personal webpage we will set up especially for you! This is not an automated service.

We attend personally to every order, so please be patient.

The music files can be downloaded from your personal webpage. The videos can be viewed on your webpage and/or you may download them to your computers and devices.
All files and videos will always be available on your personal webpage.

Only $39.95 No shipping/handling charges
Credit Card or PayPal.

Even though no physical product will be shipped, you will be asked for and must fill in your shipping address. Your email address is automatically captured when you order. This allows us to email you the link to your personal webpage.


Watch an excerpt from one of the instructional videos

Doug's eight detailed instructional videos containing over FOUR HOURS of instructional video help you play Recuerdos de la Alhambra like a pro. Doug demonstrates how to play the piece measure by measure.

These are not "put your finger here and then put your finger there" type videos. Doug explains all the technical and musical details required to play the piece on a professional level. Watch this excerpt.

Watch it on full screen--after pressing play, click on symbol in lower right-hand corner to the right of "HD".

You will receive the sheet music in four formats including:

The Annotated Score

This version is marked measure by measure with dozens of detailed left-hand fingering options you will not find anywhere else, barring options, damping techniques, and more. By the way, the sample below is a web image. The PDF version you receive will be crystal clear.

Recuerdos de la Alhambra annotated score for classical guitar

Or, how about those passages with the difficult triplet slurs? These examples (and the video) explain how to finally master them!

Recuerdos de la Alhambra annotated score for classical guitar excerpt #2 Recuerdos de la Alhambra annotated score for classical guitar slur examples

The Interpretation and Performance Score

This is a sample of the Interpretation and Performance Score. Notated in standard notation and tab, this score provides detailed performance suggestions covering tempo choice, numerous schemes for dynamics, vibrato, tone color choice, tone color changes, accentuation, and rubato. Again, the sample below is a web image. The PDF version you receive will be crystal clear.

Recuerdos de la Alhambra interpretation score sample for classical guitar

Here is a short excerpt from the written performance suggestions in the annotated Interpretation and Performance Score:

TEMPO
Tárrega specifies "Andante" (walking pace) in the published version. The manuscript specifies "Andantino". (Andantino usually means slightly faster than andante but in some cases is taken to mean slightly slower than andante. So it is difficult to interpret its meaning.) Depending on who you believe, metronome settings for Andante range from 56-108 beats per minute (BPM). That is an extremely wide range so it isn't very helpful.

You will hear guitarists play the piece at anywhere from 70-92 for a quarter note. If played slower than 70, the tremolo begins to lose its unique quality. If played faster than 92, the piece begins to race and lose its poetic and reflective mood. Personally, I prefer the range of 72-78 beats per minute for a quarter note.

DYNAMICS
Tárrega indicates dynamics only for the first four measures. If interpreted literally, this means the same pattern is to be used until the composer indicates a change. In this case he intends for the pattern to be used throughout the piece until the very end when he specifies pianissimo in m55. I have notated Tárrega's crescendo/decrescendo pattern throughout the piece.

However, other schemes of dynamics can also be used. I have indicated each scheme in its own color. You do not have to stick with one scheme throughout the piece. You may jump from one scheme to another as you wish, often within the same phrase. Be sure to change your dynamics on the repeats.

Buy now--one of the best classical guitar lessons you will ever have.

It's complete and comprehensive.
Includes:

  • Four versions of the score.
  • Eight detailed video classical guitar lessons.
  • Over FOUR HOURS of comprehensive classical guitar video instruction.

The total package costs less than one guitar lesson in most cities.

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Douglas Niedt Gives You His No-Risk, Nothing-to-Lose, Money-Back Guarantee
These are the best classical guitar video/internet lessons with the finest hi-tech production on the planet. But, if you are not satisfied with this course, I will refund your money.
Just tell me why you didn't like it so I can make it better for others.

This is a digital download.
After you order, within 24 hours you will be sent an email with a link to a personal webpage we will set up especially for you! This is not an automated service.

We attend personally to every order, so please be patient.

The music files can be downloaded from your personal webpage. The videos can be viewed on your webpage and/or you may download them to your computers and devices.
All files and videos will always be available on your personal webpage.

Only $39.95 No shipping/handling charges
Credit Card or PayPal.

Even though no physical product will be shipped, you will be asked for and must fill in your shipping address. Your email address is automatically captured when you order. This allows us to email you the link to your personal webpage.


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