Federico Moreno Torroba – Nocturno tab

Nocturno - Federico Moreno Torroba (1891-1982)

Tablature by Greg Boland - bolandgreg@hotmail.com

I haven't learned this piece so the transcription hasn't been
stress tested yet.  I have proof-read it a couple of times and
feel pretty confident that the fingerings are accurate.
It is an interesting piece that is harder than it looks.

[comments and legend after the tab]

Tuning : E A D G B E
Time   : 2/4, then changes back & forth between 3/4 and 2/4
Key    : Am, changes to A, then back to Am

Lento espressivo | | | | | | |----------------|----------------|--------------------||----6---6---6---|6---5---8---6---|5h6p5---------------||----------------|----------------|------------7-------||----------------|----------------|--------------------||----------------|----------------|--------------------||----------------|----------------|--------------------|[3] 2 2 1 4
Moderatamente animato | | | | | | | ||----------------|----------------||----------------|----------------||-------<12>-----|-------<12>-----||----------------|----------------||--------10------|--------10------||----------------|----------------||-------<7>------|-------<7>------||--2-2-2---2-3-2-|--2-2-2---2-3-2-||----------------|----------------||--------2-------|--------2-------||----------------|----------------||5-------0-------|5-------0-------|[7] 4 1
CV...... CV............ | | | | | | | ||----------------|----------------|--5-------------|------------0---||----------------|--0---0---5---5-|----5-----------|--0-------0-----||----------------|0---0---5---5---|----------7-----|----2---2-----2-||----------7---7-|--------8-------|------7-----6---|------2---------||--7-7-7-8---8---|8---------------|8-------------5-|3---------------||5-------11------|----------------|--------6-------|----------------|[11] 1 2 2 1 2 1 4 2 1 4 2 3 2 3
CV...... CI...... CII............. | | | | | | | ||--------5-7-8-10|0---------------|----------------|----------------||6-5-6-8---------|--0---0-3-------|5-------3-------|----------------||5---------------|----0-----2---2-|--4---4---1---1-|2===============||7---------------|------------3---|----5-------3---|----2h3-----2h3-||5---------------|--------2-------|3-------1-------|--3-------3-----||----------------|8---------------|----------------|0-------0-------|[15] 1 1 2 4 4 3 2 2 1 1
CII............. CV............................... | | | | | | | ||----------------|----------------|--------------5-|7-5---5-7-8-7---||----------------|----------------|------5-----6---|5---8---------8-||==4-5-4-7\5-4-5-|2---------------|----5-----5-----|5---------------||----------------|----2h3-----2h3-|--7-----7-------|----------------||----------------|--3-------3-----|----------------|----------------||0---------------|0-------0-------|0---------------|----------------|[19] 4 4
CVII.... | | | | | | | ||-------------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||11-10-8-10-8-6-5---|----------------|----------------|----------------||8----------------7-|----------------|----------------|5-------7-------||-------------------|--------4-------|6-------8-------|----------------||8------------------|--7-7-7---7-7-7-|--7-7-7---7-7-7-|--7-7-7---7-7-7-||-------------------|0===============|================|================|[23] 4 4 2 1 3 3 2 3 4 1 4
| | | | | | | ||----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------||----------------|----------------|-----------------|4---------------||9-------5-------|9-------5-------|9----------------|0---------------||6-------4-------|6-------4-------|6----------------|----------------||--7---7---7---7-|--7---7---7---7-|--7-7-7----------|--0-0-0-5-5-2-3-||----0-------0---|----0-------0---|--------7-10-8-7-|----------------|[27] 4 2 3 1 2 1 4 1 4 2 1 4 1 2
| | | | | | | ||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||4---------------|4-------4-------|4---------------|--------0-----0-||0---------------|0-------0-------|0---------------|------1-----1---||----------------|----------------|----------------|----2-----2-----||--0-0-0-5-5-2-3-|--0-2-3---0-2-3-|--0-2-3-2p0-----|--2-------------||----------------|----------------|------------3-1-|0---------------|[31] 3 4 1 2 1 2 2 2 3 1
| | | | | | | | |--0-------------|----------------|--0-------------|--7-5-0-7-5-0---||----------0-----|--------0-----0-|----------0-----|--------------0-||----2-------2---|------1-----1---|------------2---|----------------||------3-------3-|----2-----2-----|----3-0-------3-|----------------||--------2-------|--2-------------|--------2-------|----------------||0---------------|0---------------|0---------------|0---------------|[35] 4 4
| | | | | ||--0-------------|----------------|----------------|||----------0-----|--------0-----0-|5---------------|||----2-------2---|------1-----1---|----------------|||------3-------3-|----2-----2-----|----------------|||--------2-------|--2-------------|----------------|||0---------------|0---------------|----------------||[38]
Key A Time 3/4 __3__ | | | | | | | | | |----------------|----------------|0---5---5---5---|5p4-2-4-0-5-7-5-4-||----------------|----------------|2---------------|------------------||6-------6-------|6--------6------|----------------|------------------||4-------4-------|4--------4------|4---------------|------------------||7-------7-------|7--------7------|2---------------|------------------||5-------5-------|5--------5------|----------------|------------------|[42] 3 4 4 4 3 1 3 2 4 2 1 4 2 2 1
Time 2/4 CII.............................. | | | | | ||2---------------|----------------|----14--14-14-14||--------2-------|2-------2-------|14--------------||--------2-------|2-------2-------|14--------------||--------6-------|6-------6-------|11--------------||----------------|----------------|----------------||----------------|----------------|14--------------|[45] 4 4
Time 3/4 Time 2/4 ___3___ | | | | | | ||14-12-11-12-9--10-12-10-9-|7===============|================||--------------------------|--------6-------|6-------6-------||--------------------------|----------------|----------------||--------------------------|--------7-------|7-------7-------||--------------------------|--------5-------|5-------5-------||--------------------------|----------------|----------------|[48] 4 2 1 2 1 2 4 2 1
| | | | | ||----------------|----------------|----------------||----------------|0---------------|----------------||2-//9---9---9---|----------------|2---9---9---9---||3---------------|7---8---9-------|3---------------||3---------------|8---------------|3---------------||0---------------|7---------------|0---------------|[51] 1 4 1 4 4 4 3 2 3 2 3 2 1
Time 3/4 __3__ __3__ __3__ | | | | | | ||----------------|----------------|----------------||--------6/8-10--|----------------|----------------||9-7-9-----------|----------------|----------------||7---------------|----------------|----------------||8---------------|2-//7---7---7---|5-4-5-----------||7---------------|----------------|------7-8-7-5-4-|[54] 3 1 2-2 1 4 2 1 1 3 4 4 2 1
Time 2/4 CIII..................... __3__ CIII...... | | | | | | | ||----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------||--------3-------|3-------3-------|-----------------|--------3-------||--------3-------|3-------3-------|-----------------|--------3-------||--------3-------|3-------3-------|-----------------|--------3-------||0===============|================|2///7---7--7-8-7-|5===============||----------------|----------------|-----------------|--------5-------|[58] 3 3 3 4 3
CIII............ __3__ __3__ CIII..... | | | | | | | ||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||3-------3-------|----------------|----------------|--------3-------||3-------3-------|----------------|----------------|--------3-------||3-------3-------|----------------|----------------|--------3-------||================|2-//7---7---7---|7-5-3---5-3-2---|0===============||5-------5-------|----------------|----------------|----------------|[62] 1 4 4 2 2 4 2 1
CIII............................................................... __3__ | | | | | | | ||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||3-------3-------|3---6---6---5---|3---------------|3---6---6---5---||3-------3-------|3---------------|------------3---|3---------------||3-------3-------|3---------------|--------3-------|3---------------||==========------|5---------------|----------------|5---------------||----------5-6-5-|4---------------|----5-----------|4---------------|[66] 4
Time 3/4 Time 2/4 CIII............ CVII..... __3__ | | | | | | | | ||----------------|5---10--10--10--|9-----9----7--------|0---------------||3---------------|3---------------|10-12---10-7-10-9-7-|9---------------||------------3---|----------------|-----------7--------|----------------||--------3-------|4---------------|11---------9--------|----9---9---9---||----------------|0---------------|9----------9--------|----------------||----4-----------|----------------|-----------7--------|0---------------|[70] 4 4 4 1 3
| | | | | | | ||----5---7---5---|----1---3---1---|----------------|----------0-----||--------6-------|----0---4---0---|----3---5---3---|--------0---0---||----7-------7---|----------------|--------2-------|------1-------1-||----------------|----------------|----3-------3---|----2-----------||----------------|0---------------|----------------|--2-------------||7---------------|----------------|0---------------|0---------------|[74] 1 3 1 3 4 3 4 2 1 2
__3__ ___3___ | | | | | | | ||----1---3---1---|----------0-----|----1---3---1---|7-8-7------7-----||----0---4---0---|--------0---0---|----0---4---0---|--------10---10--||----------------|------1-------1-|----------------|-----------------||----------------|----2-----------|----------------|-----------------||0---------------|--2-------------|0---------------|-----------------||----------------|0---------------|----------------|-----------------|[78] 1 3 1 1 3 1 1 2 1 4 1 4 4 4
__3__ ___3___ | | | | | | | ||---------------------|7-8-7------------|--------------|--------------||8h10p8-------8---10--|0-------10-8-----|-------3------|3------3------||---------10----------|8------------10--|-------2------|2------2------||---------------------|-----------------|-------3------|3------3------||---------------------|-----------------|--------------|--------------||---------------------|-----------------|0=============|==============|[82] 1 3 1 3 4 2 4 1 2 2
Time 3/4 __3__ | | | | | | | ||0-------0-------|0-------0-------|----------------|------0-------------||----------------|----------------|5///10--10--10--|9-7-9---10--12-10-9-||7-------7-------|7-------7-------|6---------------|--------------------||4-------4-------|6-------6-------|4---------------|--------------------||7-------7-------|7-------7-------|0---------------|--------------------||----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------------|[86] 4 3 2 2 1 1 3 3 2 1
Time 2/4 | | | | | | | ||--------0-------|0-------0-------|---10---10--10--|8---7---8---5---||10==============|================|10--------------|----------------||--------10------|10------10------|7---------------|----------------||--------7-------|7-------7-------|----------------|----------------||----------------|----------------|9---------------|----------------||--------8-------|8-------8-------|7---------------|----------------|[90] 4 3 1 2
| | | | | | | ||7---------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||----------------|--0-0-0---0-0-0-|6===============|--0-0-0---0-0-0-||----------------|----------------|----7---6---5---|----------------||----------------|----------------|7===============|----------------||----------------|7-------8-------|----------------|7-------8-------||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|[94] 2 4 1 1 3 4 3 4 3
| | | | | | | ||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||6===============|6===============|6===============|6------<12>-----||----7---6---5---|4---7---6---5---|4---7---6---5---|4-------10------||7===============|7===============|7===============|7------<7>------||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|[98] 2 1 4 1 1 3 3
| | | | | ||----------------|----------------|----------------|||<12>---<12>-----|-------<12>-----|-------<12>-----|||10------10------|--------10------|--------10------|||<7>----<7>------|-------<7>------|-------<7>------|||----------------|----------------|----------------|||----------------|----------------|----------------||[101] 3 3 3
Key Am | | | | | ||----------------|----------------|----------------||----------------|----------------|----------------||----------------|----------------|----------------||--2-2-2---2-3-2-|--2-2-2---2-3-2-|----------7---7-||--------2-------|--------2-------|--7-7-7-8---8---||5-------0-------|5-------0-------|5-------11------|[104] 2 2 1 1 4
CV....................... | | | | | ||----------------|--5-------------|------------0---||----------5---5-|----5-----------|--0-------0-----||--0---0-5---5---|----------7-----|----2---2-----2-||0-------8-------|------7-----6---|------2---------||7---7-----------|8-------------5-|3---------------||----------------|--------6-------|----------------|[107] 2 3 4 3 2 3 2 1
CV...... CI...... | | | | | | | ||--------5-7-8-10|0---------------|0---------------|----------------||6-5-6-8---------|--0---0-3-------|--0---0-3-------|----------------||5---------------|----0-----2---2-|----0-----1---1-|2===============||7---------------|------------3---|------------3---|----2-3-----2-3-||5---------------|--------2-------|3-------1-------|--3-------3-----||----------------|8---------------|----------------|0-------0-------|[111] 1 1 2 4 4 2 3 2
CV.............. | | | | | | | ||----------------|----------------|------0-----1-5-|7-5---5-7-8-7---||----------------|----------------|----1-----1-----|5---8---------8-||==4-5-4-7-5-4-5-|2===============|==2-----2-------|5---------------||----------------|----2-3-----2-3-|----------------|----------------||----------------|--3-------3-----|----------------|----------------||0---------------|0-------0-------|0---------------|----------------|[115] 4 4
CIII............ | | | | | | | | |6-5-3-5-3-------|----------------|----------------|----------------||4---------6-5-3-|----------------|----------------|----------------||----------------|----------------|----------------|5-------7-------||3---------------|--------4-------|6-------8-------|----------------||----------------|--7-7-7---7-7-7-|--7-7-7---7-7-7-|--7-7-7---7-7-7-||----------------|0---------------|----------------|----------------|[119]
motto ritenuto | | | | | , , , | , , ,|----------------|----------------|----------------------||5---------------|5---------------|----------------------||--------5-------|--------5-------|----------------------||6-------4-------|6-------4-------|7---------------------||--7---7---7---7-|--7---7---7---7-|8---------------------||----0-------0---|----0-------0---|--0-0-0-7-10-8h10p8-7-|[122] 1 2 1 4 2 1
Andante espressivo | | | | | | | ||--------0=======|================|====------------|----------------||------0---------|----------------|----------------|----------------||----------------|----------------|----7---7---7---|7---6---9---7---||----7-----------|----------------|----------------|----------------||--8-------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||0---------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|[126] 2 2 1 4 2
Allegretto Time 3/4 __3__ | | | | | | ||--------------------|0---5---5---5---|5h4-2-4-0-5-7-5-4-||--------------------|----------------|------------------||5h7p5---4-----------|5---------------|------------------||--------------------|3---------------|------------------||--------------------|0---------------|------------------||--------------------|----------------|------------------|[129]
Time 2/4 | | | | | ||5---------------|-------(0-------|(0--------------|||----------------|4------)3-------|)2--------------|||----------------|2------(1-------|(2--------------|||----------------|-------)2-------|)2--------------|||----------------|-------(2-------|(0--------------|||----------------|1------)0-------|----------------||[132] 2
************************************************************************* comments and legend - weed@wussu.com - 11 Nov 2001 ---------------------------------------------------- left-hand fingering, barres, timing and expressions added from the sheet changes and corrections made from the sheet music measures 4,5,98-101 - it is much easier ---7---- to play the chord ---10--- if harmonics are ---10--- not used -------- -------- -------- measure 45 - barre on 9th fret? (no barre in sheet) measures 47,48 - sheet has barre on 7th fret!? maybe should be 5th fret? measure 69 - barre on 9th fret at start of measure? (no barre in sheet)
measure 71 - sheet has first note held, | | but impossible left hand |----5---7---5---| fingering - the only strings |----3---6-------| indicated are the F on the |------------7---| 2nd string and the 2nd D on |----------------|
on the 3rd string |2===============| |----------------| 4 4 1 1 2 2 3
measures 87,88 - the sheet fingering is | unreasonable unless the |--------0-------|
A on the 2nd string is |10==============| played as a harmonic on |--------10------| the 5th string!? (the |--------7-------| sheet info is not clear) |----------------| |--------8-------| 4 1 2
measure 89 - the sheet fingering indicates a | | slide from the top A to the top D |---10---10--10--| but it is hard to see how - the |10--------------| chord could be played lower down |7=======--------| the guitar (with the B on the 2nd |----------------| fret 5th string) and sliding up |9=======--------| on the 1st string, but the chord |7=======--------| could not then be held 4---4
measures 100,101 - the sheet has no natural sign ---------- before the F on the 3rd string ---<12>--- so it would remain an F#, but ----11---- this is such a bad discord it ---<7>---- is probably a mistake? ---------- ---------- measure 116 - sheet has barree on 7th fret?? should be on 3rd or 8th frets? <7> natural harmonic on 7th fret ---(0--- <12> natural harmonic on 12th fret ---)3--- __3__ triplet ---(1--- p pull-off ---)2--- h hammer-on ---(2--- / slide up ---)0--- \ slide down arpeggiate = note held (ripple upwards) CI barre on 1st fret left hand fingering below the tab CII barre on 2nd fret 1 - 1st (fore) finger CIII barre on 3rd fret 2 - 2nd (index) finger CV barre on 5th fret 3 - 3rd (ring) finger CVII barre on 7th fret 4 - 4th (little) finger (pinkie) **************************************************************************
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