avoz wrote:Manuel Ponce made an adaptation of his original for the guitar, in A major (I think I found it in 'Guitar Review'), but the best arrangement IMO is in D by Mario Abril ('Popular Songs for Classical Guitar' published 1972 by Charles Hansen Music & Books, New York). Manuel Barrueco recorded the latter, with a few of his own touches, and a similar arr. with (6) to D was published by Zen-On Music Co. Ltd.
Estrellita is on page 12-13 of Popular Songs for Classical Guitar M484.
E (x) double sharp occurs in the following measures: 1, 6, 7, 9 and 18.
In all of these cases, I think I should play the E(x) double sharp as E#. This makes the fingering work correctly and the song sounds good. Otherwise, there is not enough contrast with the following measure with F# replacing the E(x) - the same notes.
I received the following reply from Mario's website:
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Dr. Abril is out of the country at this time. His arrangements of many years ago published by Hansen Publications have many errors. A revised arrangement of “Estrellita” is published by us in our “Five Traditional Airs”, which is free of those issues.
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Please would you advise what to do with the E (x) double sharps.