Lagrima is one of Francisco Tárrega’s best loved pieces. The title means ‘teardrop’ in Spanish and was written by Tarrega when he was living in London and feeling homesick. The piece is intermediate level because it uses a number of techniques including melody in a number of voices, arpeggio, and position changes.
The form is ABA with the A section in E minor and the B sectin in E major so ti moves to the tonic major in the middle section. Let’s look at the opening passages:
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