Vals, Op. 8 No. 4

Agustín Barrios (1885 - 1944)
Modern period

Skill level: Advanced
A

Time signature: 3/4, Vals con brio/Lento

Suggested tempo: dotted half note = 64 - 84/ 48 - 64 bpm

Key: G/D

Positions I - X

3 voices: melody and active bass; bass melody and simple treble non-simultaneous; complex arpeggio; block chords with moderately complex voicing

Tuning: 6th string = D

Approximate duration: 4 min


"To my dear and talented student D. Dionisio Basualdo." One of the finest pieces for boosting a performer’s technique with great musicality; highly recommend to check out the composer's own recording on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqVfdZYlgXo

Scales
Shifting
Chord Transitioning
Right Hand Arpeggios
Finger Independence
Slurs
Bass Stopping
Left Hand Arpeggios
Tremolo
Harmonics
Extended Techniques

Sheet music

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