Guitar Music of Argentina


Guitar Music of Argentina. A collection of popular Argentinean music edited and arranged by John Zaradin for solo guitar. Suitable for intermediate guitarists and arranged in standard and guitar tab notation. Includes: El Cuando * Derecho Viejo * La Firmeza * Gato * El Maroto * El Palito * and more.

John Zaradin was born in the UK and began playing the guitar at the age of thirteen, eventually completing formal studies with Alexander Lagoya in Paris. Through his teenage years he was tutored by Albert Kay in the Schillinger System of Musical Composition and Arranging Techniques.


El Bailecito (Traditional)
La Corrumba o Sombro (Traditional)
El Cuando (Traditional)
El Escondido (Traditional)
La Firmeza (Traditional)
Gato (Traditional)
El Maroto (Traditional)
Me Duele El Corazon (Traditional)
La Media Cana (Traditional)
El Palito (Traditional)
La Palomita Blanca (Traditional)
Triunto (Traditional)
Aqui, Hace Falta Un Tango (Peiro)
Maradona (Peiro)
Portenazo (Peiro)
La Cumparsita (Rodriguez)
El Choclo (Villoldo)
Derecho Viejo (Zaradin)

Good Points

  • Standard Notation including Tablature
  • A good spread of Traditional Argentinian Pieces
  • Left hand fingering included

Bad Points

  • No Introduction and commentary for each piece.
  • Not for all levels. This book is for Intermediate and beyond.
  • No Audio CD

Final Words
If you are looking to play some traditional Argentinian music, there’s no other book out there. But if you are looking to play some famous Composers from Argentina (Jorge Cardoso or Atahualpa Yupanqui), look elsewhere. Note that this book is intended for intermediate guitarists. Get your copy of Guitar Music of Argentina by John Zaradin.

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Book Details
Paperback: 64 pages
Publisher: Music Sales America (September 1, 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 071196856X
ISBN-13: 978-0711968561
Product Dimensions: 11.7 x 8.7 x 0.3 inches

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