Last updated on November 14th, 2023
This post covers how to play Andantino (Opus 21, No. 1) by Italian guitarist and composer Matteo Carcassi. We’ll cover chords used in this piece and sheet music for the melody including guitar tabs. Grab your guitar and let’s get started!
*Advanced Beginner Level
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 C Major chord, you use the:
- 1st finger on the 2nd string, 1st fret
- 2nd finger on the 4th string, 2nd fret
- 3rd finger on the 5th string, 3rd 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.
Try the following chords one at a time until you feel comfortable switching between them.
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
- How to play chord inversions on guitar
Andantino by Carcassi with guitar tabs
For the sheet music below, the numbers next to some notes on the top staff indicate which fingers to use on the fretting hand.
By the way, you can get all the PDF’s of this post below.
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All the best,
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