Carcassi, Matteo – 25 Etudes for Guitar, Op. 60

Matteo Carcassi – 25 Etudes for Guitar, Op. 60


The Etudes op. 60 by Carcassi are famous and have gone through many editions.  But this Tecla edition is different: it does not simply copy another modern edition but instead goes back to the original editions for its sources.  In 2010 the guitarist and teacher Heinrich Jochen wrote in an email: “The Carcassi opus 60 [that is to say, this Tecla edition] is really a fortune, since any other edition I had viewed contained too much added fingering foreign to Carcassi’s”.


Carcassi’s 25 Etudes op. 60 are perhaps Carcassi’s most famous work and have been known to generations of guitarists.  This Tecla edition by Brian Jeffery of the 25 Etudes op. 60 broke new ground when it was first published in 2006, in that it is based on a detailed re-examination of the original sources.  This is a complete definitive edition newly established from the original sources, with only the original fingering; no new fingering has been added. Notes on technique and interpretation are provided.

Why should I use this edition of Carcassi’s 25 Etudes op. 60 rather than any other?

Because this edition establishes a new and fully reliable text, fully practical, with comments on every piece, at a very reasonable price, easily available with low postage worldwide. These Etudes were originally published only after Carcassi’s death in 1853 and the only known original editions contain many problems in the text. This edition, as far as I know for the first time for more than half a century, examines those problems and finds solutions.

A standard edition specially for students. Newly edited by Brian Jeffery.  48 pages.

Patrik Kleemola has recorded all of these Etudes. Here he is playing etude op. 60 no. 1:

Read the complete introduction.

Read Matteo Carcassi’s biography.

Weight 210 g
Dimensions 30 x 23 x 0.5 cm

Paperbound, Clothbound


Paperbound: ISBN 0-948607-45-9
Clothbound: ISBN 0-948607-46-7