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Spanish Romance for Classical Guitar - Video, Sheet Music and Tab

Updated on June 5, 2012

The "Spanish Romance", written by an anonymous composer, is one of the most famous pieces in the classical guitar repertoire. It became famous in the 1952 French film Forbidden Games (Jeux Interdits). This hub contains a video of the piece, as well as links to free tab and sheet music (standard notation) for it.

The piece has two main sections. The first is in E Minor, and the second is in E Major. It is a common piece for students of the classical guitar to learn. It is difficult because of the sustained bar chords (the left hand can get tired). It also requires frequent moves up and down the neck of the guitar. Also, the melody must be projected above the accompaniment.

Recordings of "Spanish Romance"

"Spanish Romance" is one of the most recorded pieces in the Classical Guitar Repertoire.  Here are a few MP3 recordings which are available from Amazon. 

"Spanish Romance" Tab and Sheet Music

If you have a guitar then you should certainaly learn to play this piece!  Here are resources to freely download the tablature (tab) and sheet music (standard notation) Spanish Romance.


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      Derdriu 6 years ago

      Ari Lamstein, What a magnificent, monumental, moving version of "Spanish romance"! It's a piece which is familiar to me before its expert integration within "Jeux interdits" ("Forbidden games").

      Thank you for sharing, voted up + all,


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      John Sarkis 6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      I didn't know this piece was written anonyomously. I've heard this piece a million times, just like many other people I'm sure.

      Thanks for introducing me to so many guitar alternatives....