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Carcassi Etude 16, from Opus 60 gives us the opportunity to work on several musical and technical elements of playing. Reminiscent, of a simple song or aria with vocal accompaniment, the piece sustains a broad simple melody that employs suspensions, repeated notes and measured phrasing.

The repeated notes, and indeed the andante tempt, invite us to repeat the right hand finger used to play the melody which can draw our focus to tone quality and consistency.

Also, we can find a challenge in both exploring new fingerings in the upper position and controlling the left hand articulation to accurately reflect rests that are marked in the score.

All together a wonderful piece to study and a rewarding piece of music to play.

 

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