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I transcribed this from Barrios' live recording by slowing it down in vlc. He uses open strings for the final eighth note of most bars in the first section I believe to facilitate a high tempo, which of course due to unfamiliarity with the arrangement, I'm not anywhere near here. It's slow, but I believe it's over 90% the arrangement that Barrios recorded.
Yes, it's very different from that. Barrios uses open notes for a lot of the 3+ beats in the first section when switching positions. All the published arrangements are different from what Barrios played on his recording in every section of the piece. I slowed it down and painstakingly worked out every note like I do most pieces that I work on.
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I think this is quite an accomplishment, glassy. Your playing has grown immensely over the years I have been on this forum. To transcribe this rather difficult piece from a less than optimal old recording of Barrios himself is really impressive. Kudos.
"If I had 8 hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six sharpening my axe."
Lovely! Congratulations. Great work. I listened to some other versions for a direct comparison. I also agree that the slower pace is very nice too.
It would be interesting to know what speed Barrios would have played it at live. There is always a thought that in some old recordings the speeds are partly to fit the recording medium so a piece that was relatively long for the medium had to be played a little faster to make it fit. I have no idea if this is applicable to Barrios's recordings.
Nice work! Made it worth while to go the extra mile and transcribe by ear to pick up those differences. I do that with a lot of music -- trust but verify when it comes to the notation, often times it's so worth it and a great learning experience!