Gaspar Sanz -
- Django - or - PDF
Guitar pieces in various tunings (scordature) by François
pieces are retranscribed from the work done by
Sauter. I heartily recommend a visit
to his site, where you will find plenty more, as well as a lot of
information about the tunings and his original transcription. The
work I have done purely affects the visual appearance.
symbols for strums are fairly clear, and in general I have filled in
the 'missing' notes. There are only two ornaments: I have used a
single 'comma' which indicates a battement or mordent (i.e. down to
the next note and back), and a double 'comma', to indicate a
tremblement, starting on the note above - this can be single or
double. As I didn't time the strums (and can't be bothered to go back
through them all), and the ornaments are key dependent, I have not
produced midi versions.
Like Donald Sauter, I have
preferred numbers to letters, simply because I have always associated numbers
with guitars and letters with lutes, which is no good reason at all. If you've
got StringWalker, you can change them back to letters!
The pieces are available in StringWalker format, all
the pieces in the same tuning zipped together.
Alternatively there are two PDF files, one for the
first tuning, and the other for all the rest - I did these rather
rapidly, so there will be some annoying page turns - a more elegant
version is forthcoming.