About the Book
The transcription of Jos Jimnez El Viejn's album Algo que decir is the first work published by the founder of the sophisticated and mysterious Cao Roto style of guitar. This musically and technically complex style is unique to the gypsy neighborhood Cao Roto in Madrid, where the highest concentration of flamenco guitarists in the world can be found. This album was awarded the Discovery of the Year 1.999 prize by the Spanish Press Association. The album features such artists as guitar maestro Paco de Luca, Montse Corts, Carles Benavent, Antonio Canales, Ramn el Portugues, Bernardo Parrilla and Luki Losada.
The work is divided into three volumes due to the magnitude of the musical text, and due to the number of explanations of the palos and falsetas that go with the sheet music for each piece.
For the first time, the guitar accompaniment to the singing has been transcribed completely,
As have the parts where there is more than one guitar.
In the Comments and Suggestions chapters, the tunings used in each piece are explained in detail, as are the flamenco scales and chord progressions found in each tonality. In addition, the clapping and foot-tapping patterns are described in detail. These aspects, not often explored in the flamenco literature, are essential to correctly keeping the comps.
In the Analysis part, El Viejn's techniques and his interpretation of each palo are explained falseta by falseta.
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9790801224217
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
Publisher Imprint: Mel Bay Publications
Depth: 13
Language: Spanish
Returnable: Y
Spine Width: 10 mm
Weight: 681 gr
ISBN-10: 0801224217
Publisher Date: 01 Oct 2008
Binding: Paperback
Height: 295 mm
No of Pages: 207
Series Title: Biblioteca Grandes Guitarras Flamencas de Hoy/The Great Flamenco Guitars Of Today Library
Volume: 2
Width: 203 mm
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