Waltz in E minor – Carulli (Opus 241, No. 21) with guitar tabs

Last updated on May 7th, 2024


Waltz in E minor was composed by guitarist Ferdinando Carulli. This is guitar study number 21 from École de guitare, also known as Opus 241. 

This is a nice classical piece recommended for beginner to intermediate level guitarists looking to develop their fingerpicking technique. Grab your guitar and let’s get started!

Music symbols used in the piece

  • Fine – End (in Italian). Sometimes written as Fin (in French). For this piece, you end on the measure that indicates “Fine” the second time around after going through all the measures.
  • D.C. al fine – Go back to the beginning of the piece until the end (fine).

If needed, you can check out this guide on understanding music symbols.

Waltz in E minor guitar tabs

Some minor edits have been made to the original arrangement for ease of reading. The numbers next to some notes on the top staff indicate which fingers to use on the fretting hand. If needed, check out this lesson to learn how to finger pick on guitar. 

To recap the form of the song, repeat measures 1 through 8, 9 through 16, 17 through 24, 25 through 32, then go back to the beginning until measure 16.

By the way, you can get all the PDFs of this piece below.


Opus 241, No. 21 Carulli guitar tabs page 1
Opus 241, No. 21 Carulli guitar tabs page 2


To see previous studies from Carulli’s Opus 241, see:

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JG Music Lessons

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