I am trying to get back into classical guitar after a break of a few years (my main instrument in my retirement is now piano). I only ever played for fun, and only had about a year of formal lessons, and that was many more years ago then I care to remember.
Looking at some simple pieces by Carulli, as a decent (re-) starting point, I wondered if anyone has any thoughts about playing this bit:
From the notation, it would seem that Carulli is indicating that the repeated A notes on the open fifth string should last only for a quaver. I don't recall deliberately muting these repeated notes, so that I am sure I played them as whole notes rather than eight notes.
My question is this: do classical guitarists believe that Carulli was being very precise, and intended these notes to be muted at the same time that thirds are played on the upper strings? Put it another way: would a modern guitar examiner (e.g. ABRSM) deduct marks if one were to let these notes ring longer?
P.S. I have no intention of actually taking lessons or exams at my age, and am doing this purely for fun!