“The transcriptions of my music done by Enrique Vargas are the only ones approved by me personally” José Fernández Torres “Tomatito”
The transcription of "Paseo de los castaños” is presented in two volumes that can be purchased separately.
March 2008, 247 pages - ISMN 979-0-801224-31-9
English / Spanish
Bulerías “Ahí Te Quedas”.The inclusion of this piece, or, to be more precise, live recording of a traditional juerga could strike you as somewhat odd on such a modern and sophisticated CD. Nevertheless, it has a profound meaning, an important message to all the flamenco aficionados.
Turkish song “ Bir Ömürlük Misafir” In this piece, for the first time in the history of flamenco guitar transcriptions, the full orchestral chart is provided for those who have Sibelius or Finale software. They can either scan or enter manually the chart into their computers in order to be able to enjoy playing this piece with the full orchestra sound.
This piece, composed in the modern key of D# Hijaz, is tremendously difficult, both rhythmically and technically.
Taranta “Macael”This beautiful and very emotional taranta is a perfect example of the evolution of Tomatito’s harmonic and melodic language. Although full of modern chords and scales, this piece expresses the most ancestral sentiments with the flamenco purity so characteristic of Tomatito.
Transcription of each piece in notation and tab with complete both hands fingerings
History of the form
Flamenco modes, chords and tonalities
Compás, palmas and foot marking, which is essential for understanding of flamenco rhythms and, nevertheless, is never spoken about in flamenco manuals.
Analysis of the most difficult falsetas with explanations and advice as to technical execution.
List of generic rasgueados.
Glossary of flamenco terminology
The symbols used in flamenco writing.
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