Alegro Solemne (Barrios)

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This is the discussion page for the video lessons for Agustin Barrios’ La Catedral – Alegro Solemne. This is the third of three movements, look in the “Pay video lessons” section for the other movements. The first video is a recording of the whole piece, followed by the webcam lessons. The sheet music, tab document, and Powertab file for this piece can be found here. When posting questions/comments, please mention which video your question is about. Enjoy!

alegro solemne tab

alegro solemne sheet music/ tabs pdf document

alegro solemne powertab file

LA CATEDRAL

Lesson 1

La Catedral – Alegro Solemne lesson 1 from classicalguitarblogger on Vimeo.

Lesson 2

La Catedral – Alegro Solemne lesson 2 from classicalguitarblogger on Vimeo.

Lesson 3

La Catedral – Alegro Solemne lesson 3 from classicalguitarblogger on Vimeo.

Lesson 4

La Catedral – Alegro Solemne lesson 4 from classicalguitarblogger on Vimeo.

Lesson 5

La Catedral – Alegro Solemne lesson 5 from classicalguitarblogger on Vimeo.

Lesson 6

La Catedral – Alegro Solemne lesson 6 from classicalguitarblogger on Vimeo.

Alegro Solemne lesson 7

La Catedral – Alegro Solemne lesson 7 from classicalguitarblogger on Vimeo.

Hints on Alegro Solemne: This is by far the hardest movement in La Catedral, and one of the hardest pieces Agustin Barrios ever wrote. The first step in performing this piece is memorizing the whole piece with correct fingerings in both hands. Start learning this piece in a very slow tempo at first, speed will come much later. Only after you can play the whole piece in a slower tempo should you attempt to speed it up little by little until you get to the speed you desire. This is a long process, even for pro’s, so consider this piece a long term project. There are many repeat signs and musical directions, so pay attention to these markings so you don’t get lost. There are also repeating patterns that occur, like in measures 3-6, which I will point out in the lessons, so listen for them. Good luck!

Alegro Solemne video lesson order:
Video 1
Video 2
Video 3
Video 4
Video 4
Video 2
Video 5
Video 6
Video 2
Video 7

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