I'm looking for songs etudes etc that will help improve my rest stroke. I don't mind if they are just focused on rest stroke or song that contain the technique a lot I just need songs that will improve my rest stroke on classical guitar.
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Threads like these on
delcamp may give you more ideas.
One of those specifically asks about Tarrega pieces, which would include the
Lagrima that I mentioned in a comment. Someone else mentions
Fernando Sor wrote quite a number of pieces which serve this purpose exactly. For example, this study:
At first glance, it is a very easy piece of music, but when you look carefully at the notes on the first and third beat of the first few bars and fully understand that they are the melody that must be made to sing out by using a rest stroke, then it is possible to learn a great deal from just this one piece (and there are many others).
I would recommend studying this piece until you feel you have totally exhausted every bit of musicality you can extract from it - and listen very carefully to as many recordings of this piece as you can, played by people like Segovia, Williams, Bream. Then go back and practice it some more!