Vals by Aguado

Dionisio Aguado (1774-1849) Born in Madrid, he was a Spanish Classical guitarist and composer. He moved to Paris in the mid-1820s where he became friends with Fernando Sor. It was during this period that he wrote his method book Escuela de Guitarra where he discusses the use of fingernails on the right hand and also a device for holding up the guitar called the
Tripodion which he invented.


The following waltz by Aguado features moving arpeggios and some melody in the bass. The basic right-hand pattern is as follows and should be practised first: