Top Groups


What are the most nostalgic classical guitar pieces for you?

 This discussion is really for people who have been into classical guitar  for a long time. I did not really listen to classical guitar music at all (or classical music in general for that matter) until I was almost all the way grown up so classical guitar music in  general is not really nostalgic for me yet. I suppose some of the first  classical guitar pieces I knew of are pretty nostalgic like La  Frescobalda (This was the first classical guitar piece I ever learned to  play. For those that don't know the piece here:
 but even about those I found out no more than 9-10 years ago so the  feeling isn't that strong yet. This makes me curious about what pieces  people who've known about classical guitar music since their childhood  are nostalgic for.

For me, none of the music I feel nostalgic for  is (typically) played on classical guitar. The most nostalgic music for  me is the adagio sostenuto from Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, Debussy's  Claire de Lune, and the music from Tchaikovsky's the Nutcracker. 


This page is for anyone who shares the passion for the guitar.  All levels of experience are welcome. Feel free to post any personal arrangements of master pieces old and new as well as original works.  Any guitar related topics or discussions also welcomed. Any non guitar related music or topics posted will be deleted. Thanks. 

Manuel Ponce's Theme Varie et Finale

I am curious about other people's opinion of my tab of Manuel Ponce's Theme Varie et Finale. It is not based off the Segovia edition, but rather the original score that Ponce himself wrote. I am particularly interested in how other people would handle measures 75, 76, and 331. But, of course, feel free to add in your general opinions of the piece or the tab, how it compares to the Segovia edition, or anything other information about Manuel Ponce's Theme Varie et Finale that might be interesting to this discussion.

Material didático disponível

Caros colegas músicos: preparei um material, no qual organizei os principais acordes para violão, nos tons de dó a si, em partitura e tablatura, de acordo com a classificação de Almir Chediak: categoria maior, menor, com quarta, sétima da dominante e sétima diminuta. O arquivo do Musescore pode ser aberto baixando-se gratuitamente o programa em Para utilizar estes acordes copie e cole na sua partitura nos locais adequados. Para construir os acordes em outros tons, use o recurso de transposição do Musescore. Espero que este material seja útil.

Pro, but new to musescore questions on fingering

I abhor the use of "c" for the RH "q" finger. "q" is for quattro, pequen~o or men~ique, but the problem with "c" is ambiguity. I need to customize the fingering palette provided in musescore:

loco, I II III IV etc. for positions
timaq for RH fingering

I don't care who else likes it, but that's what I have
been using, and will continue to use.

However, although I won't use it myself, EADGB, which
Villa Lobos used, is superior for string indications
because there are too many numbers in guitar
notation already. When you become used to it,
it is quicker to read with the string letter.

I don't want to use this either, but it should be
available for anyone who might want to put
out a historical bilingual edition. Back in the
day, RH fingering was in the language of
the text, so this was for bilingual editions:

x or +, . .. ... for RH

A very popular piano method of the 19th century
used X1234 instead of 12345 for fingering.

Also, I hope that it is possible to do tab with
notation with nothing but numbers on the
tab, no stems, beams, ties, or slurs, because
they are just clutter when the notes are

I have not even started using musescore,
but it looks like a good prospect as long
as I can customize it.

Also, does the copyright notice appear
in the MIDI output? It should. LilyPond
doesn't do that, last I checked. For shame.

IAC, this is how I start. Can I customize or
not? I don't want to ask developers for features
which already exist.

My site is

Kindest regards, Rale

Looking For Blues Score

I am looking for a score with a 12 bar blues guitar part in it, one that has a STRONG bee-bop /swing feel to it. MAYBE - these aren't quite the right words to describe the feel.

I have tried... but I can't get the score right. I tried straight eight notes... but the "feel" isn't there.

Here is a link to an MP3 with an example of the 'feel' -

If anyone has this type of old-skewl simple blues guitar part scored out, I would GREATLY appreciate it. Any key is OK