Barrios Christmas Carol

Wishing every one a merry start to the yuletide festivities this year. Please enjoy this video from out erstwhile Guitar Editor Rhayn Jooste. This is a traditional Christmas Carol by Agustin Barrios; it is also the alternative version, the one with harmonics. A very Merry Christmas to all. It is available to buy from theRead More…

El Inalcanzable - Agustin Barrios

El Inalcanzable, Agustin Barrios Mangore – A Review

This is a review of the Agustin Barrios Mangore book: El Inalcanzable; the title of which stems from Villa Lobo’s description of Barrios and his music. Authors: Margarita Morselli; Carlos Salcedo Publisher: Asociacion Cultural Comuneros Published: Asuncion November 2007 ISBN: 978-99953-843-0-2   This thick full size soft cover book explores most aspects of Barrios’ life,Read More…

Musical Scales – Agustin Barrios Mangore

This post shines a little light onto Agustin Barrios Mangore’s approach to teaching and fingering musical scales.   Scales, considered the bane of most music students lives, are the vehicle that effectively bridge the gap between technique and performing. So is it possible to make them musical? I think so, and so did Barrios. FollowingRead More…