Malagueña

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Re: Malagueña

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:49 pm

Hey philosopherguy, he easy version that I have says it's by Tarrega. I actually was able to teach most of it to my wife. It's the second song she has learned. I'm swimming in a sea of beginning guitar players. My wife and daughter and my son. It's cool that we can all play guitar together though.

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Re: Malagueña

Post by Joe de V » Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:02 pm

The best - for beginner students - Malaguena I have found is the solo guitar/ simplified arrangement by Sophocles Papas published by Edward B. Marks Music Corp. in 1955 (MCMLV). The music page is Headed by a dedication like this...To Mark Levy- MALAGUENA A single page with standard notation. A nice piece to learn for beginners.

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Re: Malagueña

Post by WilliamSchart » Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:11 pm

astro64 wrote:Scott Tennant put a brief but fun sounding tremolo version in the Pumping Nylon book, I forget if it was in the first repertoire book or the actual pumping nylon exercise book.
It's in the repertoire book. Page 24, to be exact.

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Re: Malagueña

Post by Balance » Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:15 pm

Does anyone have the sheet music or tabs for the Pepe Romero version? I especially want to know the trills bit!

Here is that version:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COc1ljZEb-M

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Re: Malagueña

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Re: Malagueña

Post by Joe de V » Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:40 am

The very popular piece Malaguena was composed by Cuban Ernesto Lecuona. I have found three Guitar solo arrangements for this beautiful piece and I have included them as part of my CG repertoire. They are: a Sophocles Papas simplified (but beautiful) arrangement- - 46 bars - copyrighted and assigned to the Edward B.Marks Music Corporation. This is the one I play more often.
Then there are two others- that I have found to satisfy my search - guitar arrangement by Antoine W. Badrane; and also the traditional 53 bars guitar arrangement by Mr. DelCamp that you may download at this site from the lessons menu.
All three are relatively easy to play with a little practice. Hope this will be of help.

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Re: Malagueña

Post by Joe de V » Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:11 am

powderedtoastman wrote:Charles Duncan did a nice arrangement in A Modern Approach to Classical Guitar, book 2. It goes through a few different variations on a motif and it's two pages long. Standard notation, no tab. Hopefully that's helpful, but there are probably dozens upon dozens of Malagueña type pieces out there.

If you're interested in that very Spanish style, you might also be interested check out Bartolome Calatayud. "The Guitar Music of Spain, Volume 1" is exclusively pieces by him, starting with the very easiest and progressing to some pretty challenging stuff. I think he's a recent enough composer that you pretty much have to buy an official volume of some sort to get a lot of his music on the up-and-up.
Hello powderedtoasman: I am familiar with that piece as listed in Mr. Duncan Book 2 page 50.The 12 example bars would not be sufficient to meet the inquirer demand for a complete but not too difficult piece. I did notice that Mr. Duncan fail to give credit to the author,the Cuban E.Lecuona.
Malaguena is a reference to the women of Malaga , part of the autonomous community of Andalucia on the shores of the mediterranian sea.
In terms of music ,this region is best known for its Flamenco music.

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Re: Malagueña

Post by goingeasy » Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:18 pm

Ceciltguitar wrote:My (admittedly meager) understanding is that "Malaguena" is a term for a particular type of originally flamenco song/dance form associated with the people (probably originally mostly or entirely gypsies) of Malaga, in southern Spain.

The most famous "Malaguena" in the United States, it seems, "is a song by Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona; written in 1928 it was originally the sixth movement of Lecuona's Suite Andalucia..." (quote from Wikipedia).

Liona Boyd penned a well crafted medium-level arrangement of Leucona's "Malaguena" in her book "Favorite Solos for Classical Guitar" published by Hal Leonard, and still available on e - b a y for about $10.00.

Juan Serrano composed a very different flamenco style Malaguena entitled "Bella Mara" for inclusion in his book "Flamenco Concert Selections", which is still available from Mel Bay publications.

Issac Albeniz composed a "Malaguena" as part of of his "Espana" suite, opus 165. there are numerous guitar arrangements available. (I like the arrangement that David Russell recorded on youtube.)

Issac Albeniz also composed a "Malaguena" entitled "Rumores de la Caleta", Opus 71 # 6 that has numerous guitar arrangements.

I believe that all of the above can be found on youtube.

And there are numerous other "Malaguenas" that can be found perusing youtube.
I knew if I kept reading that I would eventually find an explanation that would be nearly identical to mine and would keep me from having to type very much. Lecuona is a Spanish Cuban composer (he was born when Cuba was still very much a part of Spain) and he is considered the best composer that Cuba has every had. While he wrote a lot of what might be considered popular classical or classical lite music, a lot of his composition where truly magnificent.

I agree that the guitar arrangement performed by Liona Boyd is the best arrangement of Lecuona's Malagueña for guitar. You can see her playing it live on you tube. She plays the tar out of this piece.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3FlG2uJgY8

I was lucky enough to have Liona send me a copy of her handwritten sheet music years ago but she now offers it for sale on her website. It is typed out in a professionally written manner which makes it far easier to read than the handwritten one. The sheet music is nearly identical to what she plays on the video and her studio recording. It is not easy to play but doable.

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Re: Malagueña

Post by Joe de V » Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:30 pm

goingeasy wrote:
Ceciltguitar wrote:My (admittedly meager) understanding is that "Malaguena" is a term for a particular type of originally flamenco song/dance form associated with the people (probably originally mostly or entirely gypsies) of Malaga, in southern Spain.

The most famous "Malaguena" in the United States, it seems, "is a song by Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona; written in 1928 it was originally the sixth movement of Lecuona's Suite Andalucia..." (quote from Wikipedia).

Liona Boyd penned a well crafted medium-level arrangement of Leucona's "Malaguena" in her book "Favorite Solos for Classical Guitar" published by Hal Leonard, and still available on e - b a y for about $10.00.

Juan Serrano composed a very different flamenco style Malaguena entitled "Bella Mara" for inclusion in his book "Flamenco Concert Selections", which is still available from Mel Bay publications.

Issac Albeniz composed a "Malaguena" as part of of his "Espana" suite, opus 165. there are numerous guitar arrangements available. (I like the arrangement that David Russell recorded on youtube.)

Issac Albeniz also composed a "Malaguena" entitled "Rumores de la Caleta", Opus 71 # 6 that has numerous guitar arrangements.

I believe that all of the above can be found on youtube.

And there are numerous other "Malaguenas" that can be found perusing youtube.
I knew if I kept reading that I would eventually find an explanation that would be nearly identical to mine and would keep me from having to type very much. Lecuona is a Spanish Cuban composer (he was born when Cuba was still very much a part of Spain) and he is considered the best composer that Cuba has every had. While he wrote a lot of what might be considered popular classical or classical lite music, a lot of his composition where truly magnificent.

I agree that the guitar arrangement performed by Liona Boyd is the best arrangement of Lecuona's Malagueña for guitar. You can see her playing it live on you tube. She plays the tar out of this piece.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3FlG2uJgY8

I was lucky enough to have Liona send me a copy of her handwritten sheet music years ago but she now offers it for sale on her website. It is typed out in a professionally written manner which makes it far easier to read than the handwritten one. The sheet music is nearly identical to what she plays on the video and her studio recording. It is not easy to play but doable.
Hello goineasy. There are so many version of Lecuona's Malaguena for the guitar that it is impossible to designate a single one as the one an only best interpretation. All we have to do is go to You Tube and search for ..."Ernesto Lecuona's Malaguena" and you will get a handful of pages just from concert level players that have placed their interpretation on You Tube. The late Paco de Lucia played his own "Flamenco" version style of it that has attracted many viewers to this one piece.Enjoy

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Re: Malagueña

Post by charlesivey » Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:45 am

Liona's is great but I like the Pepe Romero version referenced earlier in this thread. I have never seen the sheets for this version. Each performer has the liberty to "interpret" in true flamenco dance style as long as the dancers can respond and anticipate the unique flamenco rhythm including the little side trips and minor escursions -- at least that what I was once taught. I am not sure that teacher ever really played the exact version he favored the same way twice in a row but the interpretation was always anticipated and who can forget the final resolution of any well played Malaguena?

https://youtu.be/L3FlG2uJgY8
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Re: Malagueña

Post by Balance » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:07 pm

charlesivey wrote:Liona's is great but I like the Pepe Romero version referenced earlier in this thread. I have never seen the sheets for this version.
This is the closest version I could find, scroll down to the second version on the link:
http://www.class tab.org/lecuona_malaguena.txt

It's very close though each bit is played in different order. The one part that seems different to me is the trills part... I don't know, can't really tell, maybe it sounds different when I play it! :shock: .

Would be much appreciated if someone could comment on the trills part in Pepe's version. :discussion:

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Re: Malagueña

Post by Joe de V » Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:45 pm

On one volume published by Alfred - National Guitar Workshop - by Howard Wallach titled Spanish for Guitar (Easy to Intermediate Solos by the Spanish Masters - with not less that 84 bars you will find Malaguena pages 7-11 . Sadly no credit is given to its author.

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Re: Malagueña

Post by Rahul » Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:59 am

Hi,

Got to see some beautiful versions of this beautiful song.

As per what I read it's the sixth movement of suite Andalucia also called suite Español written by Ernesto.

I also like a version I saw on youtube. Seems playable by early intermediate to intermediate players. Can anyone figure out whose arrangement is this. Putting the link below. Since I am new I am not sure if we are allowed to post youtube links of other players. If not please let me know.

https://youtu.be/cD-Q2HSAVfs

Thanks

Rahul

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Re: Malagueña

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:26 am

That was a cool version.

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Re: Malagueña

Post by hpaulj » Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:08 am

The question of sources and copyrights of Malaguena was also discussed in

viewtopic.php?f=42&t=98080&hilit=malaguena

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