Romance – Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson- Romanza

This free video guitar lesson is for the beautiful fingerstyle guitar piece "Romance". It is very well known in the classical guitar world and is a great workout for using bar chords.

The TAB for this song can be found below:

Romance Acoustic Fingerstyle TAB PDF Download

Take your time with the stretches, especially in the second half of the tune. Learn to adjust the pressure of the bar chord to be able to use as little pressure as possible in order for the notes to sound in the chord. As long as you are focused on minimal pressure it will eventually become second nature.

For the right hand, try and practice the arpeggio pattern by itself on open strings before adding the left hand. It is very important to get the prepared strokes down comfortably before putting the two hands together.

Have Fun with this beautiful piece!

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Romance - Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson Pt.1

Romance - Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson Pt.2


  1. nessrine on September 24, 2011 at 3:46 am

    im very weak in guitar plaing so i hope this lessons will help me learn more and be abel to play because i really want it!!!!!

  2. Alex on October 31, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Coooool, thanks, I learn it every day! )))

    • Gary Buchanan on August 6, 2019 at 6:16 am

      Thanks so much for this video lesson of Romanza. I love this piece.Would you please consider doing Un dia de Noviembre by Brouwer. Or anything relatively simple by Brouwer. Thanks

      • Carl Brown on August 6, 2019 at 8:08 am

        I love that Brouwer piece. Hopefully I can get it on the site soon!


  3. leon on April 29, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    best guitar learning website, tnx !!!!

  4. sai on May 12, 2013 at 12:43 am

    this is seriously awesome!!!!

  5. 2stringz on June 14, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    really awesome teaching.. i’ve learned so much from u

  6. viết nghĩa on September 21, 2013 at 7:45 am

    hay lắm, anh có thể cho em tab bài ” The Most Evolved ” . Chân thành cám Æ¡n !!

  7. Daniel on October 11, 2013 at 3:32 am

    Really good instructions! Love this song already.

  8. Pinkfloyd99 on November 29, 2013 at 1:45 am

    This site is really useful….

  9. majid on January 21, 2014 at 4:09 am

    i am so glad for finding this website
    thanks a lot ….
    it helps me so much
    please don’t stop and go ahead….

    • Carl Brown on January 21, 2014 at 12:35 pm

      I certainly have more where that came from! Thanks for watching, hope to hear from you a lot in the future!


  10. guitar joe on May 4, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    Well, Carl, I’m going to try to learn this one. Been working on Greensleeves, haven’t nailed it completely yet, but getting there.

    Thanks a million for all these lessons.

  11. Juventino R. Lopez on May 21, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    mas adelante me suscribo a sus clases de guitarra, mi idioma es espanol, gracias.

  12. JackM on June 2, 2014 at 11:08 am

    This is a wonderful lesson. Thank you for posting it. The PDF seems to cover only Part I of the piece. Is there another link or another file that includes the tab for Part II? Thanks again!

    • Carl Brown on June 2, 2014 at 11:39 am

      Hey Jack, I think when you are downloading or printing the PDF you are somehow only getting the first page.

      There are two pages to the PDF covering the entire song. Please try it again and make sure you are not just printing the current page or something like that. Be sure to print all pages and you should get the second one as well. 🙂


  13. Cory on June 13, 2014 at 12:04 am

    Really great lessons thanks. I am a beginner player, and doing pretty well with this, but the bar chords are KILLING me! So, so hard to get sound from all the strings. Any tips for mastering bar chords??? Thanks!

  14. Rahul Vimal on April 21, 2015 at 4:22 am

    Hey Carl,
    This is really a great song and a great lesson too. Can you please teach the classical version of Imagine Dragons by Radioactive???? Much appreciated.

  15. Randall Graves on May 21, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    I’ve heard this song played in 8/8 time and really like the meter (duh-duh-duh duh-duh-duh duh-duh). I think that’s 8/8 time anyway.

    Is there anywhere I can hear part two played through from beginning to end?

  16. Christine on January 24, 2023 at 6:41 am

    If I can get the stretches without dislocating my pinkie I’ll be there! Thanks Carl, you’ve taught me Greensleeves, Classical Gas and now this and I picked up the guitar (age 65) less than a year ago. I appreciate it so much.

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