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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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Download Lagrima as a PDF file. Retrieved 26 August It makes melody notes stand out from the inner harmony notes, which are played with normal ‘free stroke’. Latrima note should be held just long enough to hear the effect of lagdima vibrato, but no longer. Each section has 8 bars. 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.

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Use some vibrato on the higher notes that have a longer duration, and also play the melody notes where practical with rest stroke to emphasise it and add some sweetness to the tone. I’ve never found the missing section and there is apparently some question as to its authenticity. You can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. This is an ad network. Unfortunately, there is much confusion amongst guitarists and music publishers about the difference between an unslurred slide where the ending note is struck and a guide finger indication which should connect from finger number to finger number instead of notehead to noteheadmaking it necessary to notate a grace note for clarity.

It only appears after you click ‘PLAY’. 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: Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.

The piece finally ends at the Fine sign in bar 8.

Section B turns a little bit less predictable but otherwise still very simple, with eighth notes on the main voice. Section A consists of a very simple and predictable melody [2] with quarter notes and dotted half notes, while the accompaniment has eighth notes. HubPages and Hubbers authors may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.


ComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising ttarrega, and publishers. The four-sharp key signature of E lagrlma is cancelled by ‘natural’ signs and replaced by the one-sharp key signature of E minor. The principal key is E major and is the key of the A section.

The portamento does not actually require notating a grace note and can be notated as a slide with no slur from lagrim G to C. This is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized.

After the second lagrlma of the B section, the D. The video below contains the score of Lagrima displayed line by line in time with a score-generated audio version of the piece. I’ve tarreta a portamento in measure nine that is often omitted.

This is feature allows you to search the site. Guitar Recital Domenico Scarlatti — That said, it is a prelude after all. So, the complete playing order of the two sections is: We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.

You can also see any line of the score magnified on-screen by clicking on the music staff or tablature. It takes around 2 minutes to perform and its tempo marking is Andante.

Lágrima (Tárrega, Francisco)

Questions must be on-topic, written with proper grammar usage, and understandable to a wide audience. This supports the Maven widget harrega search functionality. Note the change of key signature between sections bars 8 and 9. Some articles have Google Maps embedded in them.

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.


The B section is in the key of E minor to provide some tonal contrast. A software-generated audio version is included that you can hear in the video capsule near the bottom of the article. At the end of section B, section A is repeated to close the work. To provide a better website experience, spinditty.

I would like to find it someday because, to me, the song sounds incomplete. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature.

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Rest Stroke 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. Also, I’ve notated the application of vibrato to the last note of measure 12 along with a fermata. This is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal.

The machine-produced audio version below can’t reproduce that very ‘human’ quality, so it’s up to you to infuse your playing with the necessary emotion – but not to the point that it sounds sentimental. We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites. Each of the two sections of Lagrima has its own key.

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. Removed unnecessary first position symbols and added “senza replica” to the “D. Each section lasts for eight bars or measures and is immediately repeated.