“Mi sonanta”, a new proposal in transcribing for the flamenco guitar
It’s not often in flamenco guitar transcription that the guitarist has a title bestowed by a conservatory, and the transcriber Juan García Escudero, is principally a composer. Even more unusual is that they should work, shoulder to shoulder for several months in order to offer the most faithful transcription possible, of the interpreter, following the instructions of the guitarist-composer.
Many flamenco transcripts contained only sounds (notes), leave out musical aspects such as dynamics, timbre, or expression, to name just a few elements, and just reflecting very little about music composition.
The results are a new dimension in transcriptions for the flamenco guitar, using contemporary musical notation techniques, the natural habitat of the composer-turned-transcriber.