By Paco Pena.
This book has 10 pieces that are well worth learning.
All music is written in standard notation and tab. While it's not exactly a
beginners book, it does contain a wealth of traditional falsetas and rasgueado
patterns. I have always liked Paco Peña's playing because it's clean and the
compás is always well defined.
I learned the Colombiana from this book because the
first time I heard it I was hooked. This piece presented an enormous technical
challenge to me, especially for my right hand. But it had such an irresistible
aura, I was determined to master it. My playing ultimately improved as a result
of practicing it endlessly. Good thing too, because when I started playing
regular gigs with dancers, they talked me into playing Colombiana as the
opening number. It is a beautiful and uplifting piece to play. I can think of
nothing better for improving technique (in both hands) than to learn music that
is such a joy to listen to. Other titles Every piece in this book is a
masterpiece. I highly recommend it.
En Las Cuevas - Farruca
El Nuevo Dia -
La Romeria - Alegrias
El Mantoncillo - Garrotin
Son de Companas - Seguiriyas
A La Feria - Sevillanas
Santuario - Soleares
Tonos Levantinos - Tarantas
Herencia Latina - Rumba
A Paso Lento - Tientos