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Zambra & Scherzino Mexicano

Updated: Jun 8, 2022

Zambra composed by Juan Habichuela; performed & arranged by his grandson, Juan Habichuela "Nieto." The zamba is a style of Spanish song and dance that originated in late 1800s in Granada. It is characterized by a 4/4 meter and a rhythm identical to the flamenco tangos. Harmonically, zambras tend to be written in 3 modalities (major, minor and Spanish Phrygian) and have a very clear Arabic influence. Here Juan Habichuela "Nieto" plays and instrumental version. (Flamenco Guitar)


Scherzino Mexicano (Manuel Ponce) performed by Mabel Millán. This piece was originally written for piano in 1909 and later transcribed for guitar by Manuel López Ramos (I believe). This is one of Ponce's most famous pieces and a standard in the "Spanish" classical repertoire. It is an advanced piece but despite its technical complexity, still has a very clear and memorable melody. (Classical Guitar)


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