Mabelita (Barrios)

This is the Mabelita Lessons page. The first video is a recording of the piece, followed by the video lessons. There are links to the tabs of this song as well as to the sheet music/tab documents I make of all the pieces. When posting questions/comments, please mention which video your question is about. Enjoy!

Mabelita Tab

Mabelita Sheet Music/ Tab PDF

Mabelita Powertab File


Video 1

Video 2

Video 3

Video 4

Video 5

Hints on Mabelita: This is a short and simple song by Barrios, so those who are fans of his may wish to learn this piece first as they improve to his more difficult compositions. There are a lot of bars and awkward stretching, but nothing too bad. While the piece should be played in freestroke, you may add reststrokes sparingly to accent certain parts, especially single melody lines. There are a few repeated sections in this piece, so pay attention to the instructions in the videos. Below is the video lesson order of this piece:

Lesson 1
Lesson 2, ending 1
lesson 1
Lesson 2, ending 2
Lesson 3
Lesson 4
Lesson 3
Lesson 5
Da Capo, repeat everything again from the beginning and end.

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