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Nokia Melody

Posted by Giacomo on May 12, 2005
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We all know this don’t we?

It’s a sweet melody for a ringtone having been around for about 10 years, but where did it come from?

Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909) the spanish born classical guitarist, said to be one of the most influential guitarist of all time, considered by many to be the father of the modern classical guitar, wrote a piece for classical guitar called “Gran Vals“.

The notation of the melody has a section in there which looks like so:

And there we have the secret Nokia melody of the most famous ringtone in the world!

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