Prelude in C minor

Agustin Barrios Mangore

Probably one of Mangore's easiest, partly because it's to be played at a relaxed solemn pace. It still presents its own challenges, and the many long-held first-finger bars make it an excellent exercise for developing strength in the left hand.

It's in 2/4 time, and each note is a 16th note triplet. Each of the blocks below is one bar. It tends to repeat one pattern twice in each bar, and I've used hardlnks to highlight where this is not the case, as these can be hard to spot.

The fingering underneath the tablature is notated as follows:

The numbers indicate which finger of the left hand is used to finger the note on the fretboard - no numbers are given for open strings)

The letters represent the fingers of the right hand which are used to strike the note:

  • t -- thumb
  • i -- index finger
  • m -- middle finger
  • a -- annular (ring) finger

E-------4-----3-----------4-----3-----
B----------4-----------------4--------
G----0-----------0-----0-----------0--
D-------------------------------------
A-3-----------------3-----------------
E-------------------------------------
  t1 i  a4 m3 a2 i (repeat)

E-------4-----3-----------4-----3-----
B----------3-----------------3--------
G----0-----------0-----0-----------0--
D-------------------------------------
A-2-----------------2-----------------
E-------------------------------------
  t1 i  a4 m3 a4 i  (repeat)

E-------3-----1-----------3-----1-----
B----------0-----------------0--------
G----0-----------0-----0-----------0--
D-0-----------------0-----------------
A-------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------
  t  i  a4 m  a1 i  (repeat)

E-------1-----------------1-----------
B----------1--4--------------1--4-----
G----0-----------0-----0-----------0--
D-------------------------------------
A-3-----------------3-----------------
E-------------------------------------
  t3 i  a1 m1 m4 i (half bar at 1st fret)
        

E-------------------------------------
B-------6-----------------6-----------
G----------5--8--------------5--8-----
D----5-----------5-----5-----------5--
A-------------------------------------
E-6-----------------6-----------------
  t2 i1 a3 m1 a4 i1  (full bar at 5th fret)


E-------------------------------------
B-------4-----------------4-----------
G----------5--7--------------5--7-----
D----4-----------4-----4-----------4--
A-------------------------------------
E-5-----------------5-----------------
  t2 i1 a1 m3 a4 i1 (full bar at 4th fret)


E-------------------------------------
B-------4-----3-----------4-----3-----
G----------5-----------------5--------
D----3-----------3-----3-----------3--
A-------------------------------------
E-4-----------------4-----------------
  t2 i1 a3 m4 a1 i1 (full bar at 3rd fret)

E-------------------------------------
B-------4-----3-----------4-----3-----
G----------5-----------------4--------
D----5-----------5-----5-----------5--
A-------------------------------------
E-3-----------------3-----------------
  t1 i3 a2 m4 a1 i3 t1 i4 a3 m2 a1 i4
(full bar at the 3rd fret)


E-------------------------------------
B-------3-----------------3-----------
G-------------5-----------------5-----
D----------5-----------------5--------
A----6-----------6-----6-----------6--
E-3-----------------3-----------------
  t1 i4 a1 i2 m2 i4 (full bar at 3rd fret)


E-------------------------------------
B-------------------------------------
G-------5-----3-----------5-----3-----
D----------3-----------------3--------
A----5-----------5-----5-----------5--
E-3-----------------3-----------------
  t1 i3 a4 m1 a1 i3 (full bar at 3rd fret)


E-------------------------------------
B-------------------------------------
G-------3-----1-----------3-----1-----
D----------1-----------------1--------
A----3-----------3-----3-----------3--
E-3-----------------3-----------------
  t2 i3 a4 m1 i1 i3 (full bar at 3rd fret)


E-------------------------------------
B-------------------------------------
G-------1-----0-----------1-----0-----
D----------0-----------------0--------
A----2-----------2-----2-----------2--
E-3-----------------3-----------------
  t3 i2 a1 m  a  i2 (Phew! No bar! Savour it!)


E-------------------------------------
B-------3-----0-----------3-----0-----
G----------0-----------------0--------
D----0-----------0-----0-----------0--
A-------------------------------------
E-1-----------------1-----------------
  t1 i  a4 m  a  i (repeat)

E-------3-----------------4-----3-----
B-------------2--------------2--------
G----0-----3-----0-----3-----------3--
D-------------------------------------
A-------------------------------------
E-0-----------------0----------------- 
  t  i  a3 i2 m1 i  t  i2 a4 m1 a3 i2
 


E-------3-----1-----------3-----1-----
B----------1-----------------1--------
G----2-----------2-----3-----------2--
D-------------------3-----------------
A-------------------------------------
E-1-----------------------------------

  t1 i2 a4 m1 a1 i2 (full bar at 1st fret)


E-------4-----1-----------4-----1-----
B----------1-----------------1--------
G----1-----------1-----1-----------1--
D-1-----------------1------~----------
A-------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------
  t1 i1 a4 m1 a1 i1 (half bar at 1st fret)

E-------11----8-----------11----8-----
B----------9-----------------9--------
G----10----------10----10----------10-
D-0-----------------0------~----------
A-------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------
  t  i3 a4 m2 a1 i3 (repeat)

E-------9-----6-----------9-----6-----
B----------8-----------------8--------
G----8-----------8-----8-----------8--
D--------------------------~----------
A-6-----------------6-----------------
E-------------------------------------
  t1 i2 a4 m3 a1 i2 (full bar at 6th fret)

E-------9-----6-----------9-----6-----
B----------8-----------------8--------
G----6-----------6-----6-----------6--
D--------------------------~----------
A-7-----------------7-----------------
E-------------------------------------
  t2 i1 a4 m3 a1 i1 (keep the bar at 6th)

E-------------------------------------
B-------11----9-----------11-----9----
G----------10----------------10-------
D----10----------10----10---~------10-
A-8-----------------8-----------------
E-------------------------------------
  t1 i2 a4 m3 a2 i2 (bar at 8th. Other fingers
  shuffle around a bit on this one..)


E-------8-----------------8-----------
B----------6--9--------------6--9-----
G----5-----------5-----5-----------5--
D--------------------------~----------
A-5-----------------5-----------------
E-------------------------------------
  t1 i1 a4 m2 a4 i1 (bar at 5th fret)

E-------7-----------------7-----------
B-------------8-----------------8-----
G----------10----------------10-------
D----9-----------9-----9---~-------9--
A-10----------------10----------------
E-------------------------------------
  t3 i2 a1 i4 m2 i3 (full bar at 7th)

E-------8-----------------8-----------
B-------------8-----------------8-----
G----------8-----------------8--------
D----10----------10----10---~------10-
A-10----------------10----------------
E-------------------------------------
  t3 i4 a1 i1 m1 i4 (full bar at 8th fret)

E-------8-----------------8-----------
B-------------9-----------------9-----
G----------10----------------10-------
D----10----------10----10--~-------10-
A-8-----------------8-----------------
E-------------------------------------
  t1 i3 a1 i4 m2 i3 (keep bar at 8th)

E-------6-----4-----------6-----4-----
B----------3-----------------3--------
G----3-----------3-----3-----------3--
D-3-----------------3-----~-----------
A-------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------
  t1 i1 a4 m1 a2 i1 (half bar at 3rd fret)

E-------6-----------------6-----------
B-------------8-----------------8-----
G----------8-----------------8--------
D----8-----------8-----8-----~-----8--
A-6-----------------6-----------------
E-------------------------------------
  t1 i2 a1 m3 a4 i2 (full bar at 6th)

E-------------------------4-----1-----
B-------9-----6--------------3--------
G----------7-----------1-----------1--
D----6-----------6---------~----------
A-8-----------------------------------
E-------------------1-----------------
  t3 i1 a4 m2 a1 i1 t1 i1 a4 m3 a1 i1
 (full bar at 6th -> full bar at 1st)

E-------3-----------------3-----------
B-------------4-----------------4-----
G----------5-----------------5--------
D----5-----------5-----5---~-------5--
A-------------------------------------
E-3-----------------3-----------------
  t1 i3 a1 m4 a2 i3 (full bar at 3rd fret)

E-------------------------------------
B-------6-----3-----------6-----3-----
G----------4-----------------4--------
D--------------------------~----------
A----5-----------5-----5-----------5--
E-3-----------------3-----------------
  t1 i3 a4 m2 a1 i3 (keep bar at 3rd fret)

E-------------------------------------
B-------------------------------------
G-------7-----5-----------8-----5-----
D----------5-----------------5~-------
A----6-----------6-----6-----------6--
E-8-----------------8-----------------
  t4 i2 a3 m1 a1 i2 t3 i2 a4 m1 a1 i2 

E-------------------------------------
B-------------------------------------
G-------8-----5-----------------------
D----------5---------------~----------
A----6-----------6--------------------
E-8-----------------8-----------------
  t3 i2 a4 m1 a1 i2 t3 _____________.


My own transcription from memory -- please /msg me if you spot a mistake!

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