Cantabile in D by Mertz (PDF)
Cantabile in D, No. 7 from Schule für die Guitarre, by Johann Kaspar Mertz (1806-1856). PDF Sheet Music & Tab for Classical Guitar. Comes with both a notation edition with left hand fingering and a separate tab edition. PDF Download. Level is early-intermediate (grade 3).
This lovely little piece is perfect for any level and has a lot to offer for a relatively easy work. A nice melody along with some exploration of upper positions makes it a welcome addition to the grade 3 or 4 repertoire level.
Video Performance and Lesson
Glissandos - A legato or slur marking is used to indicate both slurs and glissandos. The slur in bar 1 is therefore interpreted as a glissando especially considering Mertz's use of the 3rd finger.
I've kept Mertz's fingering in Bar 1 but many alternatives exist if you wish to arrive at Bar 2 differently. For example, ending up on the A at the 5th fret with the 4th finger could be useful. YouTube Lesson Link.
The great Matthew McAllister plays Cantabile in D by Johann Kaspar Mertz (1806-1856), No.7 from his method Schule für die Guitarre. This comes via his amazing YouTube Channel where he has recently been featuring a number of student level works. Go subscribe to his channel now!