Capricho Arabe by Francisco Tarrega tab with free online tab player. One accurate version. Recommended by The Wall Street Journal. 6th = D. CAPRICHO ARABE. Transcribed by. | [email protected] . Music by Francisco Tarrega. Andantino. ES = Freestroke. R.S. = Restdtroke. Francisco Tárrega: The Story of Capricho Árabe, is a brief look into guitarist/ composer Francisco Tárrega and a study of performance practice of the piece.

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I’ve played this piece countless times over the past few decades and still dobut have only been aware of the more obvious harmonic areas D minor, D major, F major, etc Two comments, you might include the term half diminished 7th, a more traditional classical name for the minor 7 b5which is more of a jazz designation.

Now Available for Purchase. In summary, harmonically the piece is quite simple and rather conservative for its time.

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I should note the use of the full diminished seventh chord D dim7 in measure The second statement of the franccisco theme is interrupted in measure 32 third beat with the occurrence of the Em7b5 or ii chord in D minor moving to the V A major in arpeggios cueing what we think is a return to tonic or D minor.

While the enharmonic potential of the diminished seventh chord is occasionally exploited in enharmonic modulation,the resolution of the chord generally clarifies its function.

Shall We Gather at the River. I have done a harmonic analysis which is included below and will mention some of the important details of the harmony and form. I was thinking Paul why dont we look into a contempory or modern piece like Waltons Bagetalles for example one of the 5 for instance in order to understand his influences eg Stravinski and Hindermith.


The piece begins with an introduction mm. This is reminiscent of concertos where the soloist has a cadenza, or extended virtuosic solo excursion. And for the fully diminished 7th chord in the C section resolving to the second inversion dominant chord, this is also a typical classical use of a secondary diminished 7th harmony and is used to introduce a cadenza-like flourish.

The strong melodic content and use of the ostinato bass seems to be what makes the music so appealing. There is a slight modification with the chord of resolution. Following is the main theme: Play it through with the indicated harmony and decide for yourself.

Sign-up Join the email list! The harmony is a simple alternation between tonic i and dominant V. I think it must be the strong seventh sound associated with hearing the F in the upper voice on the beat that implies this dominant sonority even without the third being stated.

Influences, 21 Intermediate Etudes. Of course this is a transposed restatement of the F major section so it only makes sense. The tarega and bass line are also modified a bit in this major araeb but the harmony is basically the same, consisting of the simple alternation of tonic and dominant.

In other words the crossover from tonal to the atonal early on. It is used as it most commonly is as a secondary leading-tone diminished seventh; resolving up by half-step to the root of the following chord.

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Thank you, John, for the excellent harmonic analysis! I hope you find these analyses somewhat insightful and useful in aiding your understanding of traditional harmonic concepts.

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This can be explained in terms of the voice-leading where the strong chromatic resolution of the sixths D and B to E and C respectively occurs in the outer voices. March 09, Any suggestions for future projects? However,there is a diminished seventh chord usage that dose not conform to the usual pattern.

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In this case,the diminished seventh progresses to a major triad or dominant seventh chord, Here comes the crux of he matter for me the root of which is the same as one of the notes of the dim7th chord. As I was deciding on the harmonic analysis in measure 29 I first thought the harmony on the third beat implied Gm7 or maybe Dm to Gm7. I hope I have added some constructive contribution to your interpretation.

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