Last updated on November 14th, 2023
Mauro Giuliani’s Allegro Opus 50, No. 13 is a short but captivating classical guitar piece that is suitable for players of all levels. It highlights arpeggio techniques and thumb independence while using interesting harmony and rhythms.
This piece will be a great addition to your repertoire if you’re looking to improve your fingerpicking technique.
We’ll cover the basic guitar chords used this piece, and sheet music for the melody including tabs.
Grab your guitar and let’s get started!
How to read the guitar chord charts
To clarify how to read the chord charts in the next section, the top horizontal line represents the high E string and the bottom horizontal line represents the low E string. The vertical lines separate each fret. The numbers in the blue dots tell you which fingers to use on the fretting hand.
For example, on the A minor chord, you use the:
- 1st finger on the 2nd string, 1st fret
- 2nd finger on the 4th string, 2nd fret
- 3rd finger on the 3rd string, 2nd fret
- Circles represent open strings
- X means to avoid the string
You can check this link for more on how to read guitar notation symbols.
Allegro by Giuliani chords in A minor
Try the following chords one at a time until you feel comfortable switching between them. These chords will be written above the melody in the next section.
Here are some other resources on chords:
- What are the first chords you should learn on guitar?
- 6 tips to get better at switching between chords on guitar
- How to play the essential 7th chords on guitar
Allegro by Giuliani guitar tabs
The numbers above some notes on the top staff indicate which fingers to use on the fretting hand. If needed, see this post to learn how to finger pick on guitar.
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All the best,
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