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His music always shows complete command of the instrument. Mozart, Beethoven, and other great composers expected their Da Capos to respect the playing of repeats unless accompanied by an additional instruction to not do so see Beethoven’s Century: Each voice, part, line is heard clearly and distinctly in it’s own “musical space”. Finally, there is a return to the original key, be it minor or major.

Adelita is deceptively simple.

Nevertheless, I opted for unambiguous clarity over interpretive freedom. Adelifa believe these changes resulted in more compact, unambiguous, and easy to read music. Although he did not invent the metronome, he manufactured and sold what became the most popular model. A slurred slide means you slide from the first note to the second and do not strike the second note, allowing it to sound as a result of the slide.

Still, today the xdelita guitar world cannot bring itself to use the term slide and much confusion abounds regarding the difference between glissandosportamentosand finger shifts.

I LOVE the forum, too. Open In New Window. The first was to play the acciaccatura notes before the second voice bass note adellta accenting the note that showed the accent instead of accenting the beat.

Guitar Lessons: ‘Adelita’ Tarrega’s Composition Style

Since the slides are not slurred, you strike the second note on arrival. They may not even refer to dynamic levels. One section is in a minor key, sounds very bittersweet and sadly dramatic.

Composers as varied as Haydn, Beethoven, Chopin, and Schubert used hairpins as agogic and voicing instructions instead of as dynamic intensity indicators, for which the written instructions crescendo and decrescendo as well as abbreviated dynamic markings were used instead for more information see The Secret Life of Musical NotationRoberto Poli, The second mistake I had heard was playing the portamentos—which are notated in the original as an unslurred slide to a grace note—by striking the end note twice instead of once.


The hairpins in the Antich y Tena edition of Adelita —faithfully preserved in the Anido edition, but butchered in modern editions—that follow the contours of the notes instead of being placed horizontally above or below the staff—and also lacking accompanying dynamic intensity markings—may represent agogic considerations and not dynamic intensity changes.

His music is very classical in nature because there is usually a clear melody supported by a bass line that creates traditional classical harmony, chord progression and voice leading. In contemporary guitar notation—at least in the non-classical world—there should be no need for a trailing grace note when the grace note’s pitch is the same as that of the following note.

I’ve never been one to use forums, but the GT forum is full of great people and helpful information at ALL levels! Although I have preserved the original D. Bottom bass notes 3.

Adelita (Tárrega, Francisco)

ByI believe the ahistorical convention of not playing repeats on a Da Capo became entrenched. Instead of acciaccaturas forming reverse mordents, I unambiguosly represent tarrrega notes with their actual values so there is no question that they are played on the same beat as the second voice bass note.

Inner chord voices Because Tarrega was a guitarist he had a brilliant knowledge of how to write specifically for guitar. Therefore, I recommend not trying to learn the piece until you’ve developed both comfort with barres and sufficient strength and flexibility in the little finger to play clear hammer-ons and tarreega.

It’s easier for inexperienced players to grasp this when there’s one acciaccatura note, but it becomes fuzzy for them when there are two notes involved which adflita be confused for two sixteenth notes. I also replaced the trailing grace note portamento representations with a modern-day unslurred slide. Despite that possibility, I included them assuming they represented changes in dynamic intensity and added explicit intensity levels that were missing at the ends of the hairpins.

Both the Antich y Tena and Anido editions clearly use D. That is, except for measure 14, where the Antich y Tena and Anido editions show the forte between the hairpins, but on the bottom of the staff while the hairpins are above the adelitw.

Tárrega – Adelita sheet music for Guitar

It is not clear, however, that it qualifies as a mazurka. In adelitx 19th century, the term was confused with the appoggiatura.


This is more than just a theory; it becomes quite clear when you read the music as originally notated and compare it to later editions which mistakenly edit the original notation. Both notations produce the same sounding music, but mine should be easier to interpret correctly.

Adelita – Wikipedia

At first, tarrea primary change I made was to extend the slurs from the acciaccaturas [ 2 ] to the note following the acciaccatura forming a so-called reverse or inverted mordent. I prefer the acciaccatura notation because no one can or ade,ita play a 64th note exactly.

After much debate, I decided to make significant notational changes that do not change the meaning of the music, but make it easier for the contemporary player to understand. If they were slurred, you would not strike the second note. I almost left out the hairpins because their interpretation was not entirely clear.

These are not guide finger indications. That may account for why most recordings are played at an Andante or faster. Daelita had heard at least two mistakes made with respect to playing the piece. There is also an additional Romantic aspect in the use of extended harmony notes in the melodic lines, adelitq as dominant 9ths, flat 9ths, dominant 13ths, flat 13ths. This is contrasted with a section in a major key that is joyful sounding.

Notation Changes and Commentary.

That said, before the widespread use of metronome marks, [ 1 ] the intended beats per minute of a particular tempo indicator was ambiguous at best. In the end, I abandoned my changes and decided to eliminate all acciaccaturas and trailing grace adelit. If you are a novice guitarist, you may feel it is within your reach based on hearing the first half of the song. If you have doubts about using my edition, please remember that my changes do not change the music as it sounds.

Therefore, you may choose to play the piece faster than the 60 bpm I’ve listed, opting for a faster 80—90 in the Andante range.