Capricho Catalán, Op. 165 nº5 by I.Albéniz

 

The general texture of this wonderful short piece has in its original form a quite high pitch (let’s not forget that guitar makes music one octave lower), likely an imitation of a typical Catalan folk orchestra (with typical high woodwind instruments).
I found that the tonality of G major better conveys this atmosphere. Over more, the open G-tuning with the dominant in the bass string enlarges the usable pitch of the instrument significantly, avoiding therefore, uncomfortable changes of octave in the bass-melody and cuts on some of the important notes.

 

Please, don’t forget that the original tempo indication is Allegretto, this piece is absolutely not to perform slow!

Capricho Catalán, I.Albéniz

7,50€Price
  • Solo Guitar

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