I’m starting this post to try and compile a bunch of easy classical guitar songs – including a video recording and the score (wherever possible) for a couple of reasons. Number one, because I think it would be cool to have a big page of easy stuff to play for beginners with a reference recording and, number two, because it gives me a great excuse to get off my butt and practice reading more music!
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Phillip Ernst – Petite Bagatelles Agreables – No. 1
This is a great little piece that is actually featured in our Headstart Classical Guitar program for beginners – I’ll probably try and do a bunch more of these little bagatelles as they are really quite musical and very easy!
The recording turned out kind of crappy for some reason – I tried to do this one with my Zoom H4n but the audio ended up getting very muffled and choppy when I encoded – this is more for a reference anyways !
Gaspar Sanz – Pavane
A relatively easy piece from the early baroque period. Gaspar Sanz was one of the first “serious” composers of contrapuntal baroque guitar music and is still widely played today. The piece may sound easy but it is really “deceptively simple” you should spend quite a bit of time paying attention to the moving lines in order to get a nice flow.
Get the score here: http://www.thomaskoenigs.de/sanz_pavanas.pdf (Also has the rest of the Pavanas as well)