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(@mufassa)
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does anyone have any recommendations for any good (fairly easy) classical tunes to learn. i know fur elise, greensleaves, ode to joy and am learning dance of the sugar plum fairy. any morei should learn?


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(@vanzant38)
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I always liked fur elise. I havent played it lately and believe that its gone from my brain. LOL. But here is my favorite Classical Song to play on the guitar. I usually fingerpick it but thats just a preference, mainly for practice.

Dropped D Tuning - D A D G B E

Canon in D
Johann Pachebel

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|-----------3-------------------2--|---------------3---------------2--|
|-------2-------------------2------|-----------4---------------2------|
|---0-------------------2----------|-------4---------------4----------|
|-------------------0--------------|---2------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|-------------------4--------------|

|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|---------------0---------------3--|---------------3---------------2--|
|-----------0---------------2------|-----------4---------------2------|
|-------0---------------4----------|-------5---------------2----------|
|----------------------------------|-------------------0--------------|
|---5---------------0--------------|---5------------------------------|

|---2---------------0--------------|----------------------------------|
|---------------3-----------2------|---3---------------2--------------|
|-----------2-----------2----------|-----------4---------------2------|
|-------0-----------------------2--|-------4-------4-------4-------4--|
|-------------------0--------------|---2------------------------------|
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|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|---0------------------------------|---0-----------0---2-----------2--|
|-----------0-------2--------------|-----------0---------------2------|
|-------0-------0-----------4------|-------0---------------2----------|
|-----------------------5-------5--|-------------------0--------------|
|---5---------------0--------------|---5------------------------------|

|---2---------------0--------------|----------------------------------|
|---3-------3-------2-------2------|---3---------------2--------------|
|-------2---------------2----------|---4-------4-------2-------2------|
|---------------0---------------2--|-------4---------------4-------4--|
|-------------------0--------------|---2-----------2------------------|
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While we're are on the subject, another great Classical tune is Tchaikovsky 's 1812 Overture.

adios.

My dad would always talk about retirement, and allude to the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. And I say all you've got at the end of the rainbow is death. You're riding the rainbow right now. - Mark Borchardt


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(@greybeard)
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While we're are on the subject, another great Classical tune is Tchaikovsky 's 1812 Overture.
adios.
Yeah, but dragging the cannon to the gig is a real bummer.

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(@alangreen)
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While we're are on the subject, another great Classical tune is Tchaikovsky 's 1812 Overture.
adios.
Yeah, but dragging the cannon to the gig is a real bummer.

Ah, we've moved on a bit since then round here. Wire your pc into the PA and trigger a good cannon sample with a footswitch. Classical guitarists have even progressed to shouting "Bang" at appropriate points hee hee.

A :-)

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(@vanzant38)
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Well maybe the cannon is the right instrument to draw a crowd.

My dad would always talk about retirement, and allude to the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. And I say all you've got at the end of the rainbow is death. You're riding the rainbow right now. - Mark Borchardt


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(@azertyuiop201)
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not really a classical song but you'll probably like it : pink floyd - is there anybody out there

not too hard and fun to fingerpick and I guess it feels a little bit like you're playing something classical.


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(@guitarteacher)
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The compositions of Matteo Carcassi's Complete Method for Guitar are easy, charming, and standard fare of the student classicaL guitarist. I also favor the Lecciones de Guitarra by Julio Segreras. If you can find them, the works of the Spanish Nationalist Bartolome Calatuyud are well-crafted, lyrical and give you a lot of bang for your buck technique-wise (if that's a word).

If you want to be good, practice. If you want to be great, you must constantly change the way you think.


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