Tárrega composed some superb music for the instrument, meticulously indicating the precise placing of notes on the fingerboard to produce the most expressive effects. In these little masterpieces, often influenced by Chopin, he established a Spanish romantic voice for the guitar which has enchanted public and players ever since. Though he did not write a guitar tutor, his methods were propagated through his many students. Among these, Emilio Pujol (1886–1980) and Pascual Roch (1860–1921) wrote down his principles of pedagogy in volumes still in use today.
Tarrega’s Transcriptions of Chopin for Guitar and their Influence on his own Compositions