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Dionisio Aguado – Free Sheet Music and TABs for Classical Guitar


About Dionisio Aguado, Guitarist and Composer

Dionisio Aguado y García (8 April 1784 – 29 December 1849) was a Spanish classical guitarist and composer of the late Classical and early Romantic periods. In 1826, Aguado visited Paris, where he met and became friends with and for a while lived with Fernando Sor.

Aguado’s major work Escuela de Guitarra was a guitar tutorial published in 1825. In the Escuela Aguado describes his use of fingernails on the right hand as well as his invention of a “tripodison”: a device that held the guitar and thus minimized the damping effect of the player’s body on the guitar’s back and sides. Aguado’s other works include Trois Rondos Brillants (Opus 2), Le Menuet Affandangado (Opus 15), Le Fandango Varie (Opus 16), as well as numerous waltzes, minuets, and other light pieces. The more extended works require a virtuoso technique and left-hand stretches that are almost impossible on the longer string lengths of modern guitars.

Aguado’s surname comes from the Spanish word for “soaked.” (This is because an ancient relative of his, who was a knight, returned after a battle caked in mud. The nickname then eventually became the surname.

Source: Wikipedia

 

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Allen Mathews

Hi, I’m Allen Mathews. 


I started as a folk guitarist, then fell in love with classical guitar in my 20’s. Despite a lot of practice and schooling, I still couldn’t get my music to flow well. I struggled with excess tension. My music sounded forced. And my hands and body were often sore. I got frustrated, and couldn’t see the way forward. Then, over the next decade, I studied with two stellar teachers – one focused on the technical, and one on the musical (he was a concert pianist). In time, I came to discover a new set of formulas and movements. These brought new life and vitality to my practice. Now I help guitarists find more comfort and flow in their music, so they play more beautifully. Click here for a sample formula.





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