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Paco de Lucia Scores, Book 4


By Paco de Lucia

Paco de Lucia Scores, Book 4 (Almoraima). Composed by Paco de Lucia (1947-). Edited by Enrique Vargas. For guitar. Solos. RGB Arte Visual. Flamenco. Advanced. Book. 309 pages. Published by RGB Arte Visual (MB.0901310339).

ISBN 9790901310339. Flamenco. 8.75 x 12 inches.

At last, a long-awaited transcription book of the emblematic CD Almoraima by Paco de Lucía published by Gestión de Lucía (the artist management company) has arrived. This time the author of these charts has been no other than maestro Enrique Vargas, also the director of the collection The Great Flamenco Guitars of Today Library, who had to face the tremendous difficulty of transcribing accurately every little detail of this historic work of art.

In the process of an intense search for a new expressive melodic, structural and harmonic forms in flamenco, the genius guitarist from Algeciras implements in Almoraima various innovations unprecedented for the times: every one of the eight cuts of the CD has more than one - and some times up to five - guitar tracks; electric bass; percussion; a muted guitar track, and, sometimes, oud and singing. All of these elements made the task of transcribing this work tremendously difficult. In spite of this, maestro Enrique Vargas offers in every piece the solutions based on maximum fidelity to the original.

All of these pieces are perfectly playable by solo guitar and a duo (with the exception of the rumba and sevillanas than are only suitable for a duo). Every piece is preceded by annotations in Spanish and English. The charts are presented in notation and tab. The fingerings for both hands and dynamic and technical characteristics are explained in the smallest detail.

UK product number 901310339.

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Lebanon (Tripoli)
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  • March 03, 2009 The long waited album - Almoraima

    This book (as all the other 3 in the Paco Scores set) is a great book in terms of accuracy of the notes and the selected songs in it. If you are a Paco fan for sure you will love it. Please note that the level of all the 4...

    books of Paco Scores is not easy, you have to be a good Flamenco guitar player to perform well. The nice thing about this title is that it includes some musical notes for the accompanying instruments that are used in some songs in this book. I would like to comment on the book fabrication: the quality is very high, the papers are high quality, the finishing is excellent. The only disadvantage (in all the 4 books) is that the binding is not spiral (spring type) which makes the book difficult to open as papers will turn from page to page by themselves, especially if you are holding the guitar and reading the book at the same time.

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