- Waltz on the guitar. general information
- Briefly about the technique of execution
- Characteristic features of the waltz
- Waltz guitar for beginners. Tabs of two simple studies by F. Carulli
- Waltz tabs on GTP guitar
- Waltz sheet music for guitar
Waltz on the guitar. general information
Any guitarist at least once tried to play the waltz on the guitar. Classical musicians regularly practice on the works of great composers. Variety performers sometimes do not even notice that their favorite song, performed more than a dozen times, is also written in this genre. To better understand the specifics, we suggest that you familiarize yourself with the features of this style. A large number of tablature and notes are given as examples.
Briefly about the technique of execution
The emphasis is on the first beat. If we take those same “one-two-three”, then it is “ONE” that stands out. It should sound a little stronger than the rest of the beat. Most often, this role is played by the bass, the line of which should be disassembled in advance. In most cases, these are reference sounds of chords of simple functions (tonic, 3rd and 5th). In more complex waltzes, a fourth, seventh step is added. Also, basses are mainly played using the apoyando technique – after the sound is extracted, the pad rests on the underlying string.
Characteristic features of the waltz
Initially, the waltz was a dance for secular salons. Exquisite ladies in magnificent dresses gathered in the palaces in the evenings to enjoy the magical music and move to the beat. Gradually spread to the people. It could even be seen in city squares. Austria is considered the homeland. The main distribution was received in Germany, France, and from there already around the world. “Walzen” (German for “roll”) – hence one of the characteristic features – smoothness. Folk dances were rough and bouncing. Waltz on the guitar is famous for its elegance.
The most important thing that distinguishes it is the tripartite size. The numerator of the fraction is a three, and the denominator is a multiple of four (for example, ¾, 3/8 or 6/8). Most often, he is measured and unhurried. But many waltzes are also fast. Just in these, the size is prescribed with a “six” or “nine” in the numerator.
Lyricism and penetration are also distinctive features. The dance is always graceful with a beautiful melodic line. Often the line of the melody gradually develops and by the end of the phrase (verse, chorus) “soars” up.
Waltz guitar for beginners. Tabs of two simple studies by F. Carulli
An excellent exercise for getting to know the genre will be etudes for guitar.
Ferdinando Carulli – Warltz # 1
The product is good because it has only two parts. The first is repeated twice. It contains the alternation of fingers ima (taken together with the bass note). There is also an enumeration element. It would be helpful to be familiar with the various types of guitar picks.
Ferdinando Carulli – Warltz # 2
The etude is written in 3/8 time, so it looks like a classic “one-two-three” at a rather brisk pace (about 100 bpm). These tabs can be used as guitar accompaniment.
Waltz tabs on GTP guitar
The following are examples of various waltzes. They are written in different sizes and differ in the level of complexity. With the help of matching tabs and notes, you can not only learn the waltz on the guitar, but also learn the location of the notes on the fretboard even better.
Suggested below tablature can be downloaded by clicking on the link of the work you need. We recommend that you open the tabs in Guitar Pro 6 or 7. some files are in .gpx format.
Great Polish composer of the early 19th century. His works, of course, are suitable for experienced professionals. Technically complex and fast in tempo – here are ensembles for guitars, and a trio of two pianos and a classical guitar.
- Spring Waltz
- Waltz №6_op64_no1
- Waltz №7_op64_no_2
- Waltz op_64_no_1
- Waltz op34_no2
- Waltz op69_no2
- Waltz 1
- Waltz 2
- Waltz 3
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Waltz of the Flowers
A wonderful duet in which we recommend that you familiarize yourself with both the first game and the second. The amazing harmonic solutions in “Waltz of the Flowers” 1 will greatly expand your chordal range.
- Waltz of the Flowers 1
- Waltz of the Flowers 2
Evgeny Dmitrievich Doga – “My sweet and gentle beast”
- E. Doga – My affectionate and gentle beast 1
- E. Doga – My affectionate and gentle beast 2
- E. Doga – My affectionate and gentle beast 3
- Peruvian Waltz
Frenkel Yan – “Waltz of Parting”
- Parting Waltz
Waltz from the movie “Beware of the car”
A chic work from your favorite movie, which contains both a simple waltz fight, and difficult melodic lines with which you have to work.
- Watch out for car 1
- Watch out for car 2
- Watch out for car 3
- Mayboroda Platon – Kyiv Waltz
- Griboyedov A. S. – Waltz
Waltz sheet music for guitar
Most of the proposed works are suitable for classical performance. Frequent change of rhythm on the guitar, a lot of playing on the upper frets and a fast tempo – all this greatly expands the level and helps to get closer to professional performance.
All sheet musicprovided below in PDF format. All examples have been added to the archive, after downloading the PDF document will be inside the archive. To download sheet music, simply click on the link with the desired piece.
- False No.2 Op.34-1
- False No.3 Op.34-2
- False No.6 Op.64-1
- False No.7 Op.64-2
- False No.8 Op.64-3
- False No.9 Op.69-1
- False No10 Op.69-2
- False No.12 Op.70-2
- False No.13 Op.70-3
- Valse posth No19
- Johann Strauss – “Blue Danube Waltz”
- Ferdinando Carulli – Valse 1
- Ferdinando Carulli – Valse 2
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
- “Waltz of the Flowers”
- Venezuelan Waltz “Natalia”
- Dilermando Reis – “Eternal Longing”
- Francisco Tárrega – Waltz
- Franz Schubert – Waltz
Ludwig van Beethoven
- Ludwig van Beethoven – «Quatre walzes»
- Mauro Giuliani – «Variations on a favourite waltz»
- «Waltz in D major»
Australian folk song
- «Waltzing Matilda»
- «Venezuelan Waltz»