¡Guitarra!: A Musical Journey Through Spain (you can call this a review or whatever you think it is)

One of the hardest – working bloggers around, Derek touches on one or two points here that interest me.

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The beauty of music is that the story of its inception is as intriguing as the final, aural product. This idea is one that permeates the thoughts of those studying Ethnomusicology, and in the case of the film I selected to review, always remained in my mind while exploring the rich history of the guitar in Spain. ¡Guitarra!: A Musical Journey Through Spain chronicles the evolution of guitar music in Spain, as told through the eyes of English Classical guitar virtuoso Julian Bream. Lasting three hours and twenty-five minutes, ¡Guitarra!: A Musical Journey Through Spain is the most thorough account of Spanish music ,and the overall influence that Spaniards have had on the music of the guitar , that I have ever encountered.

The film is divided into eight parts, beginning with “Part 1: Golden Century.” This section chronicles the music of the guitar and its relative the vihuela, popular…

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