Mel Bay Barrios in Tablature Volume 1


Mel Bay Barrios in Tablature Volume 1. Augustin Barrios was one of the greatest geniuses who ever played and composed music for the guitar. This book features a variety of his works ranging from the moderately easy to complex. In addition to being excellent technique studies, these compositions are wonderful solo pieces that reflect the impressionistic, Latin, and European influences found in the unique Barrios compositional style.

Richard Dwight “Rico” Stover (b. 1945, Clinton, Iowa) grew up in California where he attended Roosevelt High School in Fresno and later Fresno State Univeristy. He earned a degree in Latin American Ethnomusicology from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1975. While in high school Stover was selected as an exchange student with the American Field Service Program and spent a summer in the Central American nation of Costa Rica. It was there that he discovered the guitar and Latin American culture, two themes that have figured heavily in his life. He began his personal journey with the guitar by learning Costa Rican folk songs with rhythmic chordal accompaniments. Then one day he heard a classical guitarist whose playing deeply interested him. This guitarist, one Juan de Dios Trejos, was in fact a student of the great Agustín Barrios Mangoré.


El Sueno de la Munequita
Minueto en La
Preludio in E Minor
Gavota al Estilo Antiguo
Medallon Antiguo
Preludio in C Minor
Las Abejas
Danza Guarani
Villancio de Navidad
Julia Florida Barcarola
Romanza en Imitacion al Violincello
Choro de Saudade

Good Points

  • Standard Notation including Tablature
  • Audio CD included, absolutely beautiful compositions
  • Left hand fingering included

Bad Points

  • Not for all level. Late Intermediate to Advanced

Final Words
For Late Intermediate to Advanced. Barrios is one of my favorite composers. He is known to be technical so this book is not for beginners. The cd sounds beautiful and is a good source for reference. Mel Bay Barrios in Tablature Volume 1 by Rico Stover.

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Book Details
Sheet music: 68 pages
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications, Inc. (May 31, 1996)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 078661675X
ISBN-13: 978-0786616756
Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.1 x 0.5 inches

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