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JUAN ANTONIO MURO

BASIC PIECES
Volume II
Easy entertaining guitar pieces for beginners
Leichte Citarrenstiicke fur Anfanger
Pieces de guitare faciles et agreables pour debutants
Piezas de guitarra faciles y agradables para principiantes
A Compact Disc, now available as a separate item or together with Volume I,
is recommended for use with this series. Ask your dealer for details.

CONTENTS OF COMPACT DISC
1-73. See Volume / of printed edition

Volume I1 of Printed Edltlon
74. The Olive Trees, page 4
75. A Rhyme, page 8
76. In the Shade of a Palm Tree,
page 10
77. The Battle, page 14
78. Minuetto, page 17
79. Hungarian Song, page 18
80. An Evening Song, page 22
8 1. Raindrops, page 24

82. A Prayer, page 25
83. Study, page 30
84. Prelude, page 31
85. Prelude, page 34
86. Mist, page 35
87. An old-time Dance, page 36
88. The Cathedral, page 37
89. Milonga, page 40
90. The Ladybird, page 44
9 1. Cottonweed, page 44
92. Relaxing, page 47
93. Evening Garden, page 51

Me1 Bay Publlcatlons Inc., Paclflc, Missouri, 63069
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ISBN Ck7866-1769-1
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C3 1996 by Guitar Heritage Inc., Columbus, Ohio
Reprinted 1999
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All Composltlons by Juan Antonlo Muro
lllustratlons by Ewa Tervala
Music Engraving by Stuart Mcqowan

Tento material venovalo

Zdruienie pre klasicku gitar
Bratislava 2006

About the Author

JUAN ANTONIO MURO completed his studies at the Barcelona ConservatorioSuperior de Musica in 1973.His teacher there wa
the present professor of guitar at the Conservatory,Jose Luis Lopdtegui. At the end of his studies he won the Conservatory'
Prixd 'Honneur.Afterwards he continuedhis studies with other teachers, among them Narciso Yepes, for musical interpretation
and in 1973-74, composition with the Finnish composer Enojuhani Rautavaara.

Juan Antonio Muro composes for chamber groups, the guitar being an important element in his compositions. He has madc
many recordings for Television and Radio and participated in numerous international music courses and festivals. Ht
regularly performs in chamber music ensembles all over Europe. He is a member of the Finnish Guitar Trio who have recordec
his arrangement of the complete score of De Falla's El Amor Brujo for Chorus Productions in Finland, together with a selectior
of contemporary Finnish guitar music. He is a lecturer of guitar, pedagogy and modem chamber music at the Helsink
Conservatory since 1973.
Juan Antonio Muro is also a professional painter and holds regular exhibitions. In 1992he received his Diploma from the Fret
Art School of Helsinki for concrete and abstract painting.

FOREWORD

VORWORT

PROLOGUE

PROLOGO

BASIC PIECES is above all a
collection of works offering
an alternative to traditional
methods. As it has been
planned to provide didactic
material as well as a
repertoire of small works
suitable for concerts it may
be, and indeed is being, used
as a method. It can however
also function well in a
complementary r61e with
another teaching method.

BASIC PIECES ist vor allem
eine Sammlung von Werken,
die eine Alternative zu den
traditionellen Methoden
anbietet. Da es als
didaktisches Material und
auch als ein Repertoire von
kleineren Werken, die fiir
Konzerte geeignet sind,
geplant wurde, kann es und
wird es auch erfolgreich als
eine Methode benutzt. Es
k a m aber auch in Zusammenhang mit einer anderen
Lehrmethode funktionieren.

BASIC PIECES est avant tout
une collection de pieces
offrant une alternative aux
methodes traditionnelles.
Conqu pour prodiguer un
materiel didactique et un
repertoire de petites pieces
convenant au concert,
l'ouvrage peut @tre(et sera)
utilise comme une methode,
et peut egalement avoir un
r6le complementaire avec
n'importe quelle autre
methode.

BASIC PIECES es ante todo
una colecci6n de obras que
ofrece una alternativa a las
escuelas tradicionales. Puedt
utilizarse y de hecho se,
utiliza con exit0 como
sistema diddctico per0
puede tambien tener una
funci6n de complemento
junto a cualquier otro
metodo de ensefianza, ya
que ha sido concebido a la
vez como material diddctico
y como repertorio de
pequefias obras de concierto

This Second Volume
develops the principles
explained in the 1st volume,
whose main didactic
purpose is the development
of the basic right hand
mechanisms which form the
foundation of guitar
technique.

Dieser zweite Band erganzt
die Grundlagen die im
ersten Heft erklart wurden.
Demzufolge ist das wichtigste didaktische Ziel die
Ausbildung der Spieltechnik
der rechten Hand, die die
Grundlage der
Gitarrentechnik darstellt.

Ce second volume est le
developpement du premier
dont le principal propos
didactique est les
developppement des
mecanismes de base pour la
main droite qui forment le
fondement de la technique
guitaristique.

Este segundo volumen
desarrolla el mismo
concept0 elaborado en el
primero, es decir, su
principal objetivo
pedag6gico es la prPctica de
10s mecanismos bdsicos de 12
man0 derecha que forman el
fundamento de la tecnica
guitarristica.
Juan Antonio Muro, 199:

Contents . Inhalt Index Indice

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Melody and Single Note Accompaniment
1 The Olive Trees . . . . . . . . . 4
2. ABallad . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

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22 Autumn . . . . . . . .
23 Prelude . . . . . . . .
24.Mist
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25. An old-time Dance

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Two simultaneous Notes on adjacent Strings
3 ARhyme . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
4. In the Shade of a Palm Tree . . . . 10

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7. The Battle . .
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10. Hungarian Song . . . . . . .
11. Spanish Song . . . . . . . .
12.A Song and a Dance . . . . .

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"Arpeggio" for Thumb and three Fingers
26.The Cathedral . . . . . . . . . 37
27 Reflections . . . . . . . . . . . 38
28.Milonga . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

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"Arpeggio" for the Thumb and two Fingers
13. An Evening Song . . . . . . . . 22
14. A Circle Dance . . . . . . . . . 23

Melody in the Upper Voice
15 Rain-drops . . . . . . . . . .
16. A Prayer . . . . . . . . . . .
17. Sunday morning . . . . . . .
18.Study. . . . . . . . . . . .
19. Study . . . . . . . . . . . .
20. Prelude . . . . . . . . . . .
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29. Phrases . . .
30.The Ladybird
31. Cottonweed
32. Villanesca . .
33. A Waltz . . .
34. Relaxing . . .
35. A Folk-dance .
36.Left Hand . .

Scale Technique
37.Major and Minor . . . . .
38. Evening Garden . . . . .
39. Profiles . . . . . . . . .
40 Shadows . . . . . . . .

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Melody and Single Note Accompaniment
Melodie mit einstimmiger Begleitung Melodie avec accompagnement d'une seule note
Melodia con acompaiiamiento de una sola nota

The Olive Trees
Die Olivenbiiume Les Oliviers Los olivos

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2. A Ballad Ballade . Ballade Balada cantabile .

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quillo . deciso .--- p semplice e lontano. a tempo mf . poco staccato. un po ' burlesco poco rit.U Two simultaneous Notes on adjacent Strings Zwei gleichzeitig gespielte Noten auf benachbarten Saiten Deux notes jouCes simultankment sur des cordes adjacentes Dos notas tocadas simultineamente en cuerdas adyacentes A Rhyme Kinderreim Ritournelle enfantine Rima infantil molto tran.

deciso p legato semplice e lontano pp come una riposta . dolce mf poco staccato.- mp legato.

In the Shade of a Palm Tree Im Schatten der Palme A l'Ombre du Palmier Bajo la palmera Andantino I I -= poco= E======= .4.

a tempo poco rit. * ossia PI P .

Melodia con acompafiamiento de dos notas A Waltz Walzer Valse Vals Allegretto poco ten. .Melody and two-note Accompaniment Melodie mit zweistimmiger Begleitung MClodie avec accompagnement de deux notes .

On the Swing Auf der Schaukel .C.6. a1 Fine . Sur la galangoire En el columpio Allegretto Fine D.

.The Battle Die Schlacht La Bataille La batalla Agitato poco rit.

........ cresc.... * W .a tempo cresc.... f sempre ....... 7 f senza rit......

. . . .Study Etude Etude Estudio Mosso A I . . . poco rit.. l . P . . . .

a1 Fine .fi 3 H Two simultaneous Notes on non-adjacent strings Zwei gleichzeitig gespielte Noten auf nicht benachbarten Saiten Deux notes joukes simultankment sur des cordes non adjacentes Dos notas tocadas simultineamente en cuerdas no adyacentes * y 9. Menuet Minueto Maestoso I I I I I I I I l I D. Minuetto Menuett .C.

Fine I i b D. Chanson hongroise Cancibn hungara Allegretto 1 .al Fine .C.Hungarian Song Ungarisches Lied .

Spanish Song Spanisches Lied Chanson espagnole Cancibn espaiiola Allegretto m i m .

Cancio'n y danza Andante .A Song and a Dance Lied und Tanz ~ h a n s o net Danse .

mp dolce I .poco piu mosso ritmico 3. 3- poco accell. U 3. 12. Tempo primo /' rit. / I T I woco rit.

An Evening Song Abendlied Chant du Soir Cancio'n de atardecer Andantino m i m i m m .fi "Arpeggio"for the Thumb and two Fingers * "Arpeggio"fiir Daumen und zwei Finger Arpege pour le pouce et deux doigts Arpegio para el pulgar y dos dedos .

14. A Circle Dance Ringelreihen Une Ronde El corro Allegro .

Gouttes de pluie .Melody in the Upper Voice Melodie in der oberstimme MClodie dans la voix supCrieure Melodia en la voz superior \ Regentropfen . Las gotas de lluvia // .

cantabile ritardando .A Prayer Ein Gebet Priire . Oracibn Lento m .

Sonntagmorgen Dimanche matin Dia festivo Allegretto H 7 d .

L rit. ordinario ordinario Y J l Lento ritardando Tempo primo 0 LT- . A - - e .

Study Etude Etude Estudio Molto tranquil10 simile 4 - .

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Study Etude Etude Estudio Andantino I a tempo I cresc. .

Prelude Prael udium Pre'lude Prel udio .

- poco sostenuto poco sostenuto mf a tempo a tempo D.C. Estudio Moderato ml.Study Etude E t u d e . a1 Fine 1 .

Acordes de tres notas Autumn Herbst Automne Otofio Adagio mp sul tasto ritardando molto .(i Three-note Chords Dreistimmige Akkorde Accords de trois notes.

Preludio Moderato poco rit.Prelude Praeludium Prilude . l I a tempo m .

molto legato (melody in the middle voice) D. La niebla P P p lontano.C.24. diminuendo a1 niente . non ritardando. Mist Nebel Le Brouillard .

An old-time Dance Alter Tanz Danse ancienne Danza antigua Allegro - - - l I D.25.C. a1 Fin1 .

:. "Arpeggio" for Thumb and three Fingers "Arpeggio"fiir Daumen und drei Finger Arphge pour le pouce et trois doigts Arpegio para el pulgar y tres dedos The Cathedral Die Kathedrale La Cathidrale La Catedral Andante . serioso I .

Reflect ions Spiegelbilder Reflets Reflejos Andantino I I p i m a m poco rit. 1 l I I I .

D.C. CODA . a1 g e Coda dim.

28. . Milonga a m i P D.C.

Phrases Phrasen Phrases Frases 12 Preparato y Exercises for Legato 12 Vorstudienjiir das Legato Spiel 12 Exercices priparatoires pour le legato .Legato Das "Legato" Le Legato El Ligado 29. l 2 Ejercicios preparatorios para el legato .

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Cottonweed Wollgrass La patte du Chat La pata del gato .The Ladybird Der Marienkafer La Coccinelle La rnariquita 31.

L sempre con ripetizione 4 LLl' I I I lI I I I '0 Coda f=\ a1 # 6Dale poi%Coda .Villanesca Villanesca . Villanelle Villanesca Danse - f Cempre con .etizione L 7.

33. -. A Waltz Ein Walzer Une valse Un vals L?. " Allegretto \ \ \ .

34. 1 12. Relajhndose Comodo 11. En se reposant . Fine Dal % a1 Fine . Relaxing Entspannung .

con ripetizione e Fine .A Folk-dance Volkstanz .C. Danse populaire Danza popular Allegro l I Fine D.

I . Mano izquierda Vivace (left hand only) L pizz. Main gauche .Left Hand Linke Hand .

Majeur et mineur Mayor y menor // .+ Scale Technique Tonleitertechnik . Technique de gammes Tkcnica de escalas Major and Minor Dur und Moll .

Evening Garden Garten a m Abend Le Jardin a u Soir . El jardin de la tarde Andante poetic0 1 .

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Shadows Schatten Ombres Sombras Andante misterioso m i m i i m m l 1 .

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