Music for Guitar

Scores and recordings by Bert Alink

Here you'll find music from South- and Central-America, but I also included some pieces of myself where I tried to emulate a Latin-American style.

A Media Luz - E. Donato

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-08-24 21:59:30

My version of this very well known tango. I found the sheet music for piano on Todo Tango, together with a sound file of an orchestra playing this piece. I've heard other versions of this piece, which were a lot slower, so anything goes. In the piano score the measures 30 to 37 were the same as the first part, which gave too many repetitions in my opinion. To give it a different feel, I transposed the melody 1 octave and also changed some notes to keep it playable as a bass line under the violin part as played in the orchestra arrangement mentioned above. The MP3 here is played with a capo in third position, mainly because of the change in sound that suits this piece.

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Acalanto das Nonas - R. Baden-Powell

added: 2015-09-03 11:48:13

Great piece from Baden-Powell, from the book 'Bossa & Samba no.4', Publication Alain Pierson, ISBN 2-904106-14-6

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Ausencia!... - J.C. Duran

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-08-24 22:13:54

This is an old tango. Do not confuse it with 'Ausencias' by Astor Piazzolla.

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Ausencias - A. Piazzolla

arr: G. Ryan

added: 2016-08-22 12:19:47

One of the pieces from the book 'Play Piazzolla: 13 Tangos in Easy Guitar Arrangements'

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Celeste y Blanco - H. Ayala

added: 2017-05-17 09:38:39
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Celos / Jealousy - J. Gade

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-08-24 21:56:44

Arrangement of a very famous tango piece. Although written by a Dane, it's still Latin enough to be in the Latin American section, in my opinion.

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Chao de Estrelas - S. Caldas

arr: R. Baden-Powell

added: 2015-08-24 22:15:29

A transcription from a recording by Baden-Powell. This is a beautiful Brazilian Waltz, composed by Silvio Caldas. I did change the ending a bit, from bar 100 onwards. Normally there's a fade-out on Baden-Powell's record, but this way it gets a playable ending.

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Chiquilin de Bachin - A. Piazzolla

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-08-24 21:58:29
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Choro das Terras Baixas - B. Alink

added: 2015-09-16 14:48:44

For the first time in ages I succeeded in finishing a complete piece. It's in the form of a brazilian choro.

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Cobarde - A. de Bassi

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-08-24 22:22:09

An unknown tango-cancion

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Confidencias - E. Nazareth

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-08-23 12:12:50

My arrangement is  played as a slow waltz, but I also found some versions that sounded very different. The one by Jacob do Bandolim reminded me of Portugese fados.

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Cosas de la Vida - A. Zubrisky

arr: B. Alink

added: 2017-02-20 12:07:49

I could find no information about this tango's composer, but it was recorded by Francisco Canaro's Orchestra with vocals by Charlo in 1928.

The pdf with score also includes tablature.

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Cuando Tu No Estas - C. Gardel/ M Lattes

arr: B. Alink

added: 2017-04-29 16:14:52
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Donde Estas, Que No Te Veo - F. Canaro

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-08-24 21:53:26
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Dor Secreta - E. Nazareth

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-08-23 19:40:39

I deviated most from the original for piano compared to my other Nazareth arrangements, but I'm very pleased with the result.

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El Dia Que Me Quieras - C. Gardel

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-08-23 12:24:10

(English: The Day That You Love Me)

Most famous tango of Carlos Gardel, with words by Alfredo Le Pera. I love the arrangement Victor Villadangos made (CD Naxos 8.555721), but this one is easier to play.

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Este Seu Olhar - A.C. Jobim

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-08-24 22:10:57
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Feitico Nao Mata - E. Nazareth

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-08-25 16:55:55
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La Ladera de la Montana - B. Alink

added: 2015-08-25 14:41:53

This piece is based on a style of music called "Sanjuan" from Ecuador.

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Lua Branca - C. Gonzaga

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-08-23 11:15:48

A Brazilian piece from the beginning of the 20th century, with a very nice melody.

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Manha de Carnaval - L. Bonfa

arr: R. Baden Powell

added: 2015-08-22 09:44:41

One of the most beautiful melodies I ever heard. This is a combination of two Baden-Powell arrangements of the piece. Mostly it's this one, found on youtube. The first bars are from the version that can be found on 'Tristeza on Guitar'. I've made some extra changes to make the piece easier to play.

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Mi Buenos Aires Querido - C. Gardel

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-08-24 22:35:48

Another tango by Gardel in an arrangement by me.

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Milonga - J. Cardoso

added: 2015-11-09 21:35:35
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Nesta Rua - Anon.

arr: G. Garcia

added: 2015-08-24 22:18:40
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Nostalgias - J.C. Cobian

arr: R.J. Verdi

added: 2015-08-25 12:20:26

This is an easy arrangement by Ramon Jose Verdi. As I couldn't find the website on which it was first published, I also included the score here.

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Pasillo no.1 - F.A. Velasquez

added: 2015-08-24 21:54:56

After posting my site for the first time, I got some very nice reactions. Among them was an E-mail from Panama. Attached was the score of this Pasillo. I never heard any music from Panama, so I feel very fortunate to have this score.
The Pasillo is a dance from Panama and Colombia, that's played in a moderate tempo. This piece has been written by Fransisco A. Velasquez, a Panamanian guitar professor.

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Querime Serrana - J. de Dios Filiberto

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-08-24 16:16:48
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Recordacoes do Passado - E. Nazareth

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-08-25 16:56:33
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Retrato Brasileiro - R. Baden-Powell

added: 2015-09-03 20:47:55

Another beauty by Baden-Powell, from the book 'Bossa & Samba no.4', Publication Alain Pierson, ISBN 2-904106-14-6

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Rosa - Pixinguinha

arr: R. Baden-Powell

added: 2015-08-22 19:01:22

A beautiful waltz by Pixinguinha, arranged by Baden-Powell from his CD 'Rio das Valsas'.

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Rosa Maria - E. Nazareth

arr: B. Alink

added: 2017-01-28 19:40:32
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Samauma - B. Alink

added: 2015-08-25 14:41:15
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Sensuel - A. Piazzolla

arr: G. Ryan

added: 2017-03-25 19:59:38

A piece from the book 'Play Piazzolla' by Gary Ryan, ISBN 978-0-85162-572-0

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Soledad - C. Gardel

arr: B. Alink

added: 2016-12-30 12:49:40

Played with capo in 2nd position.

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Sonho de Magia - J. Pernambuco

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-08-24 21:57:39

Brazilian composer whose most well known piece is 'Sons de Carrilhoes'. The piece here is not as famous, but the first bar may sound familiar. It has been quoted by Villa Lobos in his Prelude no. 5.

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Tango Mango - B. Alink

added: 2015-08-25 14:49:53
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Valsa sem Nome - R. Baden-Powell

added: 2015-08-31 21:16:04

One of my favourite pieces for guitar. I have been playing this for more than 25 years and still love it.

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Volver - C. Gardel

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-08-24 22:00:07

I added a second score to this piece, which maybe is a bit harder, but also more beautiful, I hope. This score is with tablature underneath the normal score. There is a recording of both arrangements.

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Volver (2nd version) - C. Gardel

arr: B. Alink

added: 2016-12-27 14:35:49

Another arrangement of this piece.

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Vuelvo al Sur - A. Piazzolla

arr: G. Ryan

added: 2015-08-25 18:01:12

I changed the wonderful arrangement of Ryan into a milonga.

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