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The three books of the CD 'Alcßzar de cristal' are a new addition to Enrique Vargas's 'The Great Flamenco Guitarists of Today Library' collection.
'Alcßzar de cristal,' the latest work by Rafael Riqueni, is extremely interesting for a variety of reasons. First, there is the wide palette of influences found in the work, from baroque to Spanish musical nationalism, and from jazz to nineteenth-century romanticismùall of which Rafael implements within an unmistakably flamenco musical idiom. Second, there is the complexity of the arrangements, which sometimes include three guitars, a string section, piano, etc...
Since there is practically no flamenco literature for more than one guitar, great effort has been made to include these arrangements in the transcriptions, which can be used in both professional settings and for didactic purposes. All the parts where there are more than one guitar have been transcribed in their entirety, making these scores ideal for duets or trios. This opens up some very interesting possibilities for professional flamenco groups or for students who prefer to play with another guitarist. For example, musicians who work in dance companies or who accompany singers can use various falsetas from this album that are arranged for more than one guitar. Flamenco guitar students can also interpret these pieces to learn to play with other musicians.
Finally, this work includes a series of pieces that don't come from the world of pure flamenco, and therefore don't demand a deep knowledge of flamenco forms and techniques, which makes them accessible to guitarists of other stylesùclassical, jazz, Brazilian, etc.ùinterested in the flamenco guitar, making these pieces a sort of link between the flamenco guitar and other genres.
Each transcription includes the following:
1. A history of the form 2. Scales, chords, and flamenco tonalities 3. Compßs, palmas and foot-tapping patterns, which, though indispensable for under-standing flamenco rhythms, are rarely analyzed in publications about flamenco. 4. Analysis of the most difficult falsetas with explanations and suggestions on their techni-cal execution.
In addition, each book includes 1. A list of basic rasgueados 2. A glossary of flamenco terminology 3. The symbols used in flamenco writing
Since altogether this work is over 600 pages long, it is presented in three books in order to make it possible to use. This is the habitual format for transcriptions in ' The Great Flamenco Guitarists of Today Library' series, since contemporary fla-menco pieces are much longer than they used to be in the past and often include more than one guitar. Enrique Vargas transcribes all the additional guitars, which obviously makes the musical text much longer. In addition, the commentaries, sug-gestions, and analysis sections make each book a mini-manual of flamenco in general, and the style of each artist in particular.
This book offers a selection of easy guitar solos, or arrangements for guitar and voice. Book 2 includes 27 songs including Five Hundred Miles, The Gift To Be Simple, House of the Rising Sun, Plaisir D'Amour, We Three Kings, Freight Train and 21 more. Admirers of the styles of Burl Ives and Elton Hayes will gain much pleasure from these books.
A wonderful book of note for note transcriptions of Martin Taylor's recorded solo guitar performances on his LP release 'A Tribute to Art Tatum'. Titles are: 'Old Man River', 'Time After Time', 'Its Only A Paper Moon', 'All The Things You Are', 'I've Got The World On A String', 'Taking A Chance On Love' and 'Don't Get Around Much Anymore'. All t...
Ultem Tortoise Ultem is remarkable for creating crisp clean tones, on even the dullest of strings. This pick is made of the highest grade material to ensure your guitar produces the cleanest, brightest tone available. This pick closely resembles the true sound of actual tortoiseshell that is so widely desired. However, it wil...
Everyone can now learn to play their favorite songs with Play-It-Now-Tunes. Our world-class instructors teach you to play every note, chord and strum of the song without any written materials. Grab your guitar and get started today! Play-It-Now-Tunes discs feature the following: ò Your own world-class instructor ò Easy-to-follow audio ...
Elite Series ® The 850HT-C sets are a new design added to the Elite Series ® . They have clear nylon trebles and new high tension Golden Alloy basses. This set is constructed for finer instruments that may require a little more tension.
Great collection of Coltrane favourites. Titles are: Mr P.C.; Some Other Blues; Naima; Like Sonny; Spiritual; Blues Minor; Crescent; The Promise. Harold Mabern - Piano; Ron Carter - Bass; Adam Nussbaum - Drums.
This is a historic recording of the Concierto de Aranjuez by Regino Sainz de la Maza with the Orchestra Nacional de España, conducted by Ataulfo Argenta. It was recorded between 1948-49 and is the first known recording of this famous work by Joaquín Rodrigo.
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