30 Easy Spanish Guitar Solos


30 Easy Spanish Guitar Solos. Easy arrangements with tab of favorites by Albeniz, Granados, Sor, Tarrega, and others. Includes: Cielito Lindo * Lagrima * Leyenda * Malaguena * La Paloma * Salamanca * and more. Also includes a demonstration CD.

Mark Phillips is an author, guitarist, arranger, and editor with more than 35 years in the music publishing field. He earned his bachelor’s degree in music theory from Case Western Reserve University, where he received the Carolyn Neff Award for scholastic excellence, and his master’s degree in music theory from Northwestern University, where he was elected to Pi Kappa Lambda, the most prestigious U.S. honor society for college and university music students. While working toward a doctorate in music theory at Northwestern, Phillips taught classes in theory, ear-training, sight-singing, counterpoint, and guitar.


A la Nanita Nana
Cielito Lindo
Ejercicio in E Minor
Ejercicio No 10/9
El Casacabel
El Choclo
El Humahuaqueno
El Noi de la Mare
Fantasia in E Minor (Les Adieux)
Gerbes des Fleurs
Habemos Llegado
La Borinquena
La Llorona
La Paloma
La Zandunga
Mi Caballo Blanco
Mi Hamaca
Roman Castillo
Tango No 3
Tres Hojitas, Madre
Una Trade Fresquita de Mayo

Good Points

  • Standard Notation including Tablature
  • A good spread of Spanish music
  • Audio CD included
  • Left hand fingering included
  • Easy-Most pieces are 1-2 minutes long

Bad Points

  • Some songs are over simplified. eg. Tarrega Adelita is made easier and shorten
  • If you like to learn flamenco, this book is devoid of that. ie. No rasgueados

Final Words
For the absolute beginner, I would highly recommend this book. For the intermediate and beyond, you may be disappointed. Some pieces like El choclo and Tarrega’s Adelita has been rearranged and shorten. If you want to stay loyal to a piece by playing the original, look elsewhere. I use this book to teach some of my younger students. Get your copy of 30 Easy Spanish Guitar Solos by Mark Philips.

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Book Details
Paperback: 64 pages
Publisher: Cherry Lane; Pap/Com edition (September 1, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1603780599
ISBN-13: 978-1603780599
Product Dimensions: 11.7 x 8.7 x 0.4 inches

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