Watch the Week 6: Spanish Romance online guitar lesson by Andrew Leonard from Classical Guitar For The Blues, Jazz & Rock Player
If you are looking for a piece of "romantic" music to serenade people with, you have come to the right place! Flowing arpeggios and a singing melody line, this piece has it all! Not only is the week's piece, Spanish Romance a very beautiful and immediately engaging piece, it is the culmination of our arpeggio playing. We are combining pinching to play the melody on the first string and the bass at the same time and then playing the accompaniment on the open 2nd & 3rd strings. In addition, we will be focusing on phrasing the melody, LH barres and shifts. We studied all of these concepts in previous lessons. Now we get to use them together. The only "new" material besides the piece itself is the repeating AMI arpeggio using alternation. We are learning the "A section" of this piece - there is also a B section. This is another "favorite" of classical guitarists and as you will learn in the introductory video, many people wish they wrote it.