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Hispanic-American Guitar

By Douglas Back

Guitar (Classical & Fingerpicking) - Intermediate
Composed by Douglas Back. Perfect binding, Solos. All Styles. Book/CD Set. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.97100BCD).

Item Number: MB.97100BCD

ISBN 9780786667260. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

The guitar's entrance into American culture began in the early 1800s, introduced primarily by visiting and immigrant Spanish guitarists. Many of these newly arrived Spaniards exerted great influence on the guitar's development in 19th century America. The works in this book contain the compositions and arrangements of eight noted 19th century Hispanic American guitarist / composers with an emphasis on their works that reflect Latin themes or rhythms. Rounding out this anthology are dance forms such as the Habanera, Jota, Cachucha, Sevillano, Spanish Mazurka, and other Spanish dance related works along with extended concert pieces such as Theme and Variations, Serenades, Polonaises and a delightful arrangement of The Celebrated Spanish Retreat, a programmatic work with an unusual 'C' tuning and novel harmonic effects crafted to imitate the bugles, horns and drums as heard on the battlefield. The book features twenty-one solos and two duets which range in difficulty from easy to advanced. An extensive and well researched text along with photos and a companion recording by acclaimed guitarist/scholar Douglas Back help to make this a landmark book.

  • La Castañera (Spanish song)  Performed by Miguel S. Arévalo
  • Violetta Schottische  Performed by Miguel S. Arévalo
  • La Súplica  Performed by Miguel S. Arévalo
  • Zamora (Spanish dance)  Performed by Charles De Janon
  • A Media Noche  Performed by José Ariles Arr. By Charles De Janon
  • Polonaise  Performed by Charles De Janon
  • El Olé  Performed by Manuel Y. Ferrer
  • A la Orilla del Ebro  Performed by Castanbide Arr. By Manuel Y. Ferrer
  • Manzanillo  Performed by A.G. Robyn Arr. By Manuel Y. Ferrer
  • El Vito Sevillano  Performed by Hernan Arr. By Charles De Janon
  • Arbor Villa Mazurka  Performed by Manuel Y. Ferrer
  • Spanish Mazurka  Performed by Arr. By Manuel Y. Ferrer
  • Alexandrina  Performed by Manuel Y. Ferrer
  • Lejos de ti (Far from thee)  Performed by Luis T. Romero
  • Peruvian Air  Performed by Arr. By Luis T. Romero
  • Un Sueño  Performed by Luis T. Romero
  • La Negrita  Performed by José Sancho
  • Isabel  Performed by John B. Coupa
  • Serenade  Performed by John B. Coupa
  • Rondino  Performed by Antonio Lopez
  • Cavatina  Performed by Antonio Lopez
  • Spanish Cachucha  Performed by José De Anguera
  • The Celebrated Spanish Retreat  Performed by Arr. By José De Anguera
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Daniel Vissi
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  • April 04, 2008 Irremplazable

    Este es un trabajo que todo guitarrista debe tener en su biblioteca. El intérprete actual en Estados Unidos, en Europa, en cualquier parte del mundo, debe actualizar sus conocimientos acerca de la música para guitarra en el s.XIX en Norteamérica. Y un buen punto para comenzar...

    es este album. Las notas biográficas y la edición superan toda expectativa. La música que contiene el CD es maravillosa y Douglas Back es un músico excelente: Enhorabuena!

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