Sabicas (Three Solos by the Legendary Flamenco Guitarist). Edited by Juan de la Mata. For Guitar (Classical). Saddle-stitched, Solos. Flamenco. Intermediate-Advanced. Book. 56 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20405).
ISBN 9780786670628. Flamenco. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.
This book presents three challenging extended flamenco guitar solos by the legendary Agustin Castellon Campos, best known as Sabicas (1912-1990). The selections are: Bronce Gitano, Campina andaluza, and Duelo de campanas. Brief explanations of digitation symbols, flamenco tremolo technique, notation/tab conventions and use of the cejilla or capo are included. All of the music in this book appears in both standard notation and tablature.
Juan de la Mata, the transcriber of the pieces in this book, enjoyed a 30-year professional relationship with Sabicas and is a seasoned performer in the flamenco style. He has preserved not only the notes, but the spirit and nuance of this music as Sabicas played it.