Romance of Gomez on the guitar: tabs, notes, analysis

Romance of Gomez on the guitar: tabs, notes, analysis

“Tutorial” Guitar Lesson No. 24

History of Romance Gomez This lesson is entirely dedicated to Romance Gomez. Romance Gomez is one of the most famous, beautiful and simple works written for the guitar. There are several different musical editions of this romance, but we will focus on the edition in which this romance gained its popularity back in 1952 with the release of the film Forbidden Games, where it was performed by the famous Spanish guitarist of the last century Narciso Yepes. The authorship of the creator of the romance and the time of its writing has not yet been established, only there is an assumption that it was written in the 1897th century. The earliest recordings of this famous romance were made on the phonograph by Luis Ramirez and Simon, in Madrid between 1901 and 1911. The romance has several names: “Romance de Amor” (Romance of love), “Romance español” (Spanish romance), “Estudio in Mi de Rubira” (Study in Mi Rubira). The name “Romance Gomez” most likely appeared thanks to the Spanish guitarist Vincente Gomez (2001 – 1939), who recorded a record in XNUMX at the Decca studio, which included “Romance de Amor”. In order to get closer to the performing version of Narciso Yepes, it was necessary to correct the musical text in some places, but it was not possible to do this completely, therefore, in the process of analyzing the play, some inaccuracies will be indicated separately.

Gomez Romance: Part 1 How to play Romance Gomez on guitar

Before you start playing Romance, pay attention to the correct position of your position with the instrument. This lesson already covers the range of the guitar neck up to the XNUMXth fret. The first five bars of the romance, where there is no need to set chords, are excellent for practicing playing with support. The first string and bass (sixth string) must be played in apoyando (with support), thus separating the melody and bass line from the tirando (without support) accompaniment. Learning to differentiate bass, melody and accompaniment is one of the main tasks of the lesson. In technical terms, the first part in E minor is so simple that many people who don’t even know the notes play it without much difficulty, taking it off their hands or sorting out the tabs that are also added to the notes of this lesson. In the sixth measure, put a small barre, and take the bass on the fifth open string, while putting together with the barre on the V fret, immediately put the little finger on the VIII fret and the ring finger on the VII as shown in the picture, in this way there is an economy of movements that contributes to the smooth scoring of the melodic line of the romance without unnecessary permutations of the fingers on the fretboard of the guitar. Romance of Gomez on the guitar: tabs, notes, analysis The only difficulty in the first part of the romance is the ninth measure, where, holding a large barre on the 25th fret, you must play the melody and accompaniment for two measures. Please note that in the recordings of Narciso Yepes, when transitioning from one part to another, transitional notes written in notes and tabs are not played, and immediately after the end of one theme, he switches to a repetition or the next part. The second part of Romance Lesson #XNUMX. Romance of Gomez on the guitar: tabs, notes, analysis

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