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Canarios

by Gaspar Sanz

Title:     Canarios
Composer:  Gaspar Sanz
Source:    Instruccion de Musica sobre la Guitarra Española
Location:  Tomo 2, page 6, 1st piece ("a") on page.
Short ID:  gs2.6a
Date:      1675

Tuning:    Baroque guitar (A D G B E).
Time sig:  C 6/8

FOR BAROQUE GUITAR: This tablature is faithful to Sanz's original for the 
  Baroque guitar.  It has been flipped "right-side up."  Continual rhythm 
  information is shown.  If you have a modern guitar, consider adding or 
  substituting the octave above any note played on the 4th or 5th string.  
  In strummed chords, add as many open strings as sound good.  Or, try 
  the ready-to-go version for MODERN GUITAR.  

Fixes to the original (m=Measure; p=Place in measure; s=String): 
  M1 first half of original seems to indicate 4er and 8th rests to give a 
    complete measure.  This doesn't seem correct, given that the piece ends 
    with a half measure.  The rests are not shown here.  

Explanation of symbols: 
  " = trill, generally starting on upper neighbor. 
  # = vibrato. 
  , = mordent, main note to lower neighbor and back to the main note. 
  ^ = up strum (toward treble). 
  v = down strum (toward bass). 
  z = rest symbol. 
  ~~~~~~ = slur the notes above the wavy line. 

Modern guitar versions: 
  The first version has only one note added.  (Hint: It's a high G in the 
  final measure.)  

  In the second version, in those sections of back-and-forth, open G and D 
  strings, I risked adding the octave above the D.  I don't know if Gaspar 
  would approve.  

  In both modern versions, I simplified the slurring to just two-note slurs.  

Leading measure in Sanz's original tablature:
  1 12 26 39.  Last measure is 48.

Thanks to Roberto Neri for his proofreading help.


                                            Canarios
                                                                                     Gaspar Sanz

Baroque guitar (A D G B E).  Leading measures: 1 8 16 23 30 37 45.              Short ID: gs2.6a


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