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Over the corona-virus quarantine I've managed to relearn how to play guitar a bit and was wondering if there are any guitar players here who would point me in the direction of some cool or difficulty-appropriate repertoire for me to play?

So far I've learned to play Bach's famous E minor Bourrée BWV 996 - that's the only classical guitar piece I know.  I've also learned to sing and play 21 Pilots - "Hometown" and Selena Gomez "What the Heart Wants".  That's basically it so far.  I've also learned some somewhat isolated little guitar riffs from famous songs like the famous one from "House of the Rising Sun".

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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actually bach wrote the 996 for lute. you can play adelita, lagrima, e minor etude from tarrega. natalia-george moustaki . also "romance" (narciso yepes arr.) is played by all guitarists.(most popular classical guitar pieces) If you want to get a etude ; (classical period ) You can look at carulli, sor, giuliani, carcassi

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13 hours ago, ClasiCompose said:

actually bach wrote the 996 for lute

I've heard a version of the bwv 996 for harpsichord as well.  Not sure which instrument it was originally intended for but nowadays it is very popular on guitar as the popularity of guitar seems to have supplanted the lute and harpsichord (not surprisingly LoL).

@ClasiCompose Wow - Adelita and Lagrima is very pretty.  You seem to have a wealth of classical guitar repertoire in your head ... do you play any of these pieces?

@gmm Thanks for that - the site looks awesome so far!

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https://www.classtab.org/

This is a great website for classical guitarists looking for tablature (2900 pieces by classical composers only, sorted alphabetically by composer). I have used it lots over the years. Even though I can read musical notation just fine, I still find it easier to read tablature when learning pieces for guitar. 

As far as recommendations go... I would second the idea of learning the Spanish Romanza. It is very common. Another one I like is Bach's Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring arranged for guitar. 

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@PaperComposer

yes i play, even though i don't play anymore. tarrega is one of the most important names in the guitar repertoire. You can find pieces of all kinds of difficulty levels. some of his most famous piece; (I don't know if you know these) Gran vals (famous nokia ringtone), maria gavotte, recuerdos de la alhambra (This piece comes to mind first for the tremolo technique) capricho arabe, gran jota (In this you will see almost all the techniques in the guitar) but these are difficult, tarrega repertoire alone can be a reason to improve yourself on the guitar. the names I mentioned above help you develop.( sor, carulli, giuliani, carcassi etc)

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3 hours ago, Noah Brode said:

As far as recommendations go... I would second the idea of learning the Spanish Romanza. It is very common. Another one I like is Bach's Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring arranged for guitar. 

Thank you!  And thanks for the website - I'm sure it will be a great help!

@ClasiCompose I checked out all those pieces and I agree that the last few you mentioned are definitely too difficult!  Now I just have to decide which one I want to learn...

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