Joep Wanders : Homenaje a la Guitarra – Preludios & Estudios
Broekmans & Van Poppel: 32 pages
This book from Wanders is immediately for the more advanced players amongst you, although most is perfectly ok for an intermediate standard of guitarist. There are 15 works here, one a Cavatina, for two guitars.
Several act as homage to other musicians, and so we find , of the 7 Preludes, that 5 of them are homages to Tarrega, Ponce, Lauro, Fortea, and finally Bach.The other two , called Preludio No3 , and 4 are equally captivating, with No3 having some imaginative pull – offs in places, and a number of unexpected key changes, to No4 with a lovely melody , and again one or two surprising developments along the way .I also particularly liked the Preludio Poetico , the Homage to Daniel Fortea, although they are all worth playing , and moreover all have elements in them that would act as ideal tutor material .
The Estudios begin with a Jazz Study, a tribute to the Great American Songbook, followed by an Estudio en forma de Milonga, which is lots of fun, and keeps you on your toes, an studio Flamenco, that speaks for itself, and the whole set close with two very spicy Estudio Cubanitos, in homage to Leo Brouwer, that definitely task your reading abilities.
Again, this is a great set of pieces none of which are treading water, and would certainly be useful for the intermediate guitarist, wanting to get his finger around something a little different, but still very musically friendly.