Spanish For Guitar


Contains some of the most popular pieces ever written for guitar, including Malague±a, El Testamento de Amelia, Lagrima and Recuerdos de la Alhambra. Helpful playing tips and plenty of fingerings are included, making this your ultimate source for Spanish guitar pieces. Every piece is written in standard music notation and easy-to-read tablature showing exactly where each note should be played on the guitar.

Howard Wallach was born in Cleveland, Ohio where, at the age of ten, he began performing on both jazz and classical guitar. After studying with the guitar virtuoso Miguel Rubio at the Conservatory of Lausanne, Switzerland, he completed his Bachelor of Music at the Peabody Conservatory of the John Hopkins University under the renowned educator Aaron Shearer. His graduate studies were undertaken at the University of Houston.


Malaguena (Traditional)
El Testamento de Amelia (Traditional)
Estudio (Aguado)
Estudio en Mi Menor (Tarrega)
La Llorona by Traditional
Lagrima (Preludio) by Tarrega
Preludio “Endecha” (Tarrega)
Preludio (Tarrega)
La Poloma (Yradier)
Romance de Espana (Traditional)
Adelita (Mazurka) (Tarrega)
Recuerdos de la Alhambra (Tarrega)
Asturias Leyenda (Albeniz)

Good Points

  • Music and Tablature Explaination
  • Left hand fingering included
  • Standard Notation comes with tablature
  • Each piece comes with background history

Bad Points

  • Lacks an audio Cd. 
  • Wish there were more pieces
  • Certain traditional pieces are simplified

Final Words
I would recommend this book for all playing levels who are interested in exploring spanish music. The master in tab series by Alfred are a good source for beginner to intermediate guitarist. The book lacks a cd, so one will have to search elsewhere (from the web: youtube or mp3) in order to get familiarize with the pieces.

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Book Details
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 7690 KB
Print Length: 47 pages
Publisher: Alfred Pub Co (June 30, 1999)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Language: English

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