Carcassi's 25 Etudes for Classical Guitar Opus 60 - Videos, Sheet Music and Tab

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Introduction

Matteo Carcassi (1792-1853) was an Italian Classical Guitarist and Composer during the first half of the 19th Century. The guitar as we know it today was only created around 1800. And many of the guitarists of that era created a number of studies and methods for teaching the instrument. Carassi's 25 Etudes (Studies) Op. 60 are among the best examples of that part of classical guitar history.

Etude Number 7 in A Minor is perhaps the best known of these etudes. 

Carcassi Etude Number 7 in A Minor

Etude Number 3

Also quite beautiful is Carcassi's Etude Number 3.  It is a beautiful, delicate piece - in sharp contrast to the stormy, intense Etude Number 7.

Carcassi Etude Number 3

Etude Number 1

Etude Number 1 is one of my favorites.  It is a brilliant study in scales.  It is fast, unrelenting and cheerful all at the same time!

Carcassi Etude Number 1

Carcassi Etude #16

Another one of my favorites is Carcassi Etude #16.  It is a beautiful study in melody and accompaniment.

Carcassi Etude #16

Carcassi Etude Number 19

Another one of my favorites is Etude Number 19.  It has 4 voices (the bass plays at the beginning of the measure, the middle voices alternate quickly and quietly in the background, and the melody plays at the top).

Carcassi Etude Number 19

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