Recuerdos de la Alhambra Lesson – Francisco Tarrega

In these Recuerdos de la Alhambra guitar lesson videos we will take on the iconic acoustic guitar piece by Francisco Tarrega.

Now for those of you who are unfamiliar with this beautiful acoustic instrumental, "Recuerdos de la Alhambra" is by far the most popular classical guitar piece ever written.

Now don't start thinking, "Hey wait a minute, I don't play classical guitar, so I should skip these Recuerdos de la Alhambra guitar lesson videos...". In reality, a tune like this will be a great study for any player, especially those who play acoustic fingerstyle.

Don't limit yourself to just classic rock repertoire or blues or whatever. You will be missing out on the huge amount of technical possibilities available to us as guitarists and you will be missing out on a lot of great music as well.

Having said that, for those who do tackle this beautiful tune you will find it to be a nice challenge. As you will discover in these Recuerdos de la Alhambra guitar lesson videos this piece uses a fingerpicking technique called tremelo which repeats throughout the entire tune.

Most tunes originally written for classical guitar are only available in standard sheet music including Recuerdos de la Alhambra.

However, knowing that 99% of guitarists can't read standard sheet music I have taken it upon myself to TAB out the entire tune myself and make it available for download below. Man I am such a nice guy!! 🙂

Be sure to grab the PDF because the lesson will be very difficult to follow along with otherwise. Here is the link below.

Recuerdos de la Alhambra Guitar Lesson TAB PDF Download

Have fun with these Recuerdos de la Alhambra guitar lesson videos, and Good Luck!

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Recuerdos de la Alhambra Guitar Lesson - Full Performance

Recuerdos de la Alhambra Guitar Lesson - Part 1

Recuerdos de la Alhambra Guitar Lesson - Part 2


  1. Lance Muhammad on August 20, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    Carl where is the PDF file for this lesson?

    • Carl Brown on August 21, 2013 at 9:44 am

      Hey Lance, man really sorry about that. The link to the TAB just disappeared. We have been updating the pages on the site and perhaps someone accidentally deleted it.

      No worries, I have it back up now. You should see the download link in the lesson description.

      Thanks a bunch for watching my lessons!


  2. Ba dang on September 10, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    I love your teaching on Recuerdo dele alhambra. Easy to lean. I am old and slow, it is take time to lean. I donate a little money for your website

    • Carl Brown on September 11, 2013 at 11:04 am

      Thanks a bunch Ba for the kind comment and support of my site.

      Your support is what makes these lessons possible! More classical stuff is on the way!


  3. Walter on September 13, 2013 at 6:02 am

    Hey you are a Great Tracher! I like your lessons, you know how to explain. Please let me know if you have more like this.

    Thank you

  4. Vitor Marques on October 6, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Nice performance and good skill on teaching both classes.
    Thanks a lot!

  5. Dominic on October 10, 2013 at 8:56 am

    I,ve finally decided to leave a few buck (10$) and donate. Your doing a great job. I’m trying to learn Recuerdos because i love classical guitar but a few other style also. In fact i went to see Satriani in Montreal last night, great show. I’m a french spoken canadian fan of your site.


    • Carl Brown on October 12, 2013 at 1:53 pm

      Hey Dominic, I really appreciate the support. It helps me keep these lessons coming.:)

      Glad you are into classical, I am beginning a classical guitar course on the site in a couple weeks. I hope you find the time to check it out!


  6. Saul Lopez on October 11, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    I would like to thank you and congratulate you for your effort. Because of your hard work, I now can play Recuerdos de la Alhambra !! Of course, to master it I need practice (I’ve never played classic guitar before…just some songs with chords…nothing complicated). I’d like to make a petition: Granada by Albeniz. I did not want to thank you without $upporting your work, but is taking longer than I tought to get things straight on paypal… Greetings from Mexico!

    • Carl Brown on October 12, 2013 at 1:51 pm

      Hey Saul, I have a complete classical guitar section going live on the site in a couple weeks and I will be adding many cool songs to it including Granada. 🙂


  7. Vince on December 7, 2013 at 5:00 am

    Carl thanks so much for your work, you have no idea how amazing it makes simple folks like me on the other end of the globe look. i have managed to learn all my guitar on the internet and your site has been the most remarkable of them all. with your site i know if i had enough access to the internet i would have been a pro by now but well not everyone in this world gets the good staff. please keep up the good work. am still hustling to get unlimited internet access, once i succeed am certain i will reach greatests heights. planning on coming to study music in the US, your site has and will help me make that possible.

    keep the love going!!!

    • Carl Brown on December 9, 2013 at 1:38 pm

      Thanks for the kind comment Vince. I will definitely keep it going strong!


  8. Anonymous on January 14, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    Thanks so much! You’re the best! I’ll definitely subscribe and support your site.


  9. Peter on May 8, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Hi Carl,
    I have looked everywhere for the guitar chords to this song with no luck-I find it easier to learn with the chord diagram showing on the tab sheet as I follow it-any ideas or suggestions?

    • Carl Brown on May 9, 2014 at 8:06 pm

      Hey Peter, hope you got my email response.

      But in case you didn’t just wanted to let you know that this type of playing doesn’t really lend itself to chord charts very well.

      I think you will get a lot more out of not only this song but many others if you just take your time and get really good at reading TAB.

      I know that seeing all those number makes it a bit difficult to be able to know all the chord forms that they create, but if you learn enough stuff, as well as follow along with the video lesson for Recuerdos, I think a lot of it will become self explanatory.

      Thanks! Carl..

  10. Anonymous on July 24, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    can you teach more classic guitar songs

  11. Daniel Bishop on January 1, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Carl, your the absolute best on the net! Please make my wish come true and post a tutorial of Struttin’ by Jerry Reed. All the best to your and your family.
    Dan Bishop

  12. José Gomez on March 26, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Hi, my friend I´m beginnner but I like, I love de classical guitar.

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