Andalucian Suite, No. 1
Guitar (classical) - Intermediate
By Juan Martin. Saddle-stitched, Solos. Flamenco. Book/CD Set. 48 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.21933BCD).
Item Number: MB.21933BCD
ISBN 9780786680054. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.
Four exciting concert solos for flamenco guitar from Juan Martin's best-selling album "The Andalucian Suites". This is the first of the four suites on the album. These suites are transcribed into standard notation and flamenco tablature (cifra), with introductory playing notes by Juan Martin. The four solos on the accompanying CD are performed by Juan. The complementary and contrasting variety of styles and rhythms of the four solos provide a brilliant display of Juan's artistry and the expressive capabilities of the flamenco guitar. Each solo is complete in itself. A powerfully evocative Zambra Mora is followed by the much-requested rumba "La Feria", then a gently melancholic Milonga and finally a thrilling Bulerias, which combines modern elements with pure gypsy falsetas from Moron del la Frontera. These solos provide an exceptional opportunity to learn and enjoy the music of a master flamenco guitarist, whose two volumes of graded Solos Flamencos are already Mel Bay best-sellers.