Mel Bay Barrios in Tablature Volume 2


Mel Bay Barrios in Tablature Volume 2. To study Barrios is to understand how music is made with 6 strings and 19 frets. This book features a variety of works ranging from the moder- ately easy to complex.

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.


Minuet in C
Prelude in D Minor
Prelude in E
Estudio en Arpegio
Escala y Preludio
Minuet in A
Madrigal Gavota
Estudio Vals
Junto a tu Corazon
Vals Tropical Estudio de Concierto

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. Get your copy of Mel Bay Barrios in Tablature Volume 2 by Rico Stover.

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Book Details
Paperback: 80 pages
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications, Inc. (April 8, 1999)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0786624736
ISBN-13: 978-0786624737
Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.4 x 0.2 inches

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