Maria (Gavotte)

Francisco Tárrega (1852 - 1909)
Romantic period

Skill level: Advanced
A

Time signature: 2/4, (Allegretto grazioso)

Suggested tempo: = 80 - 90 bpm

Key: Am

Positions I - XV

3 voices: melody, bass, and accompaniment; simple arpeggio with moderately complex voicing

Tuning: Standard

Approximate duration: 2 min


Not all of Tárrega's manuscripts survive. In some of the editions, the tempo of Maria is Allegretto grazioso; "A mi querido amigo el eminente Mandolinista D. Baldomero Cateur" Tárrega dedicated this piece to mandolinist Baldomero Cateura (1856 - 1929)

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

Sheet music

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