This is a piece that I wrote as a study for left hand finger independence. I called it a “simple study” at first, but it’s actually more of an “intermediate” study with a few slightly advanced techniques (a cross-string trill, barres in a lot of places) After writing several more of these short pieces, I decided to group them together and call the Preludes.
This prelude is based on a 4-note descending chromatic figure: F-E-Eb-D. See if you can catch the two measures where those notes reverse themselves: (D-Eb-E-natural-F)
I say “like a passacaglia” in part because most passacaglias go on for a lot longer….still, it’s got an intense Baroque passacaglia feel to it, with a touch of Renaissance flair.
It also serves as a study in period ornamentation.
This is the 4th prelude from my first set of Preludes for solo guitar.
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To listen and watch the rest of the preludes, go here: https://artofguitar.net/five-preludes/