Asturias – Leyenda (Albeniz)

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This is the discussion page for the video lessons for Isaac Albeniz’s Asturias – Leyenda. 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 are here. When posting questions/comments, please mention which video your question is about. Enjoy!

Asturias Tab

Asturias Sheet Music/ Tabs PDF Document

Asturias Powertab File

Asturias – Leyenda

Lesson 1

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Lesson 2

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Lesson 3

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Lesson 4

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Lesson 5

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Lesson 6

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Lesson 7

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Lesson 8

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Lesson 9

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Lesson 10

Asturias Lesson 10 from classicalguitarblogger on Vimeo.

Hints on Asturias: This is one of the most famous classical guitar pieces, and thus very popular amongst guitarists. The first Andante movement requires a lot of speed and coordination among both hands. There are big sections of triplets which causes many players to lose track of the tempo, so learn these parts slowly at first until you bring them up to tempo. In addition, there are two different right-hand fingerings during the triplet sections: During measures 17-24 the triplets are played on different strings, so the fingering P-I-M is used, while on measures 25-36 the triplets are played on the same string, so the fingering of P-M-I, which is similar to the tremolo fingering of P-A-M-I, is used here, so make sure to pay attention to this difference. There are a few rasgueados and harmonics throughout the piece so look in the “Technique” and “Exercises” sections of this site for more in-depth info on rasgueado and harmonics technique. The Andante Tranquillo movement is slower and easier to learn, but it still has it’s challenges. It is very easy to lose the “character” of this second movement if you dont put the correct accents in the right spots, so listen to how others perform this section and imitate what they do. This is a very difficult piece, and as such it is best intended for intermediate players and above. This is a long term project, dont rush.

Video order:
Video 1 – video 9, video 1 – video 5 (up to m.61), video 10.

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