Joe's Jazz TABS: 'Erghen Diado'
The 'Bulgarian State Radio and Television Female Vocal Choir' gained their biggest commercial success with their collaborations with Kate Bush. The Choir featured on her albums, 'The Sensual World' (1989) and 'The Red Shoes' (1993), and similarly won a Grammy award (1989) for their recordings on 'Le Mystere Des Voix Bulgares' (The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices). This album was compiled and made possible by Swiss ethnomusicologist, Marcel Cellier, an expert in Bulgarian traditional music.
This piece is best played with open-string embellishments to enhance an otherwise simple melody. For example, you could play the top E string along with every written note to act as a pedal tone. The piece also benefits from sustaining every written note to achieve a harp-like quality on the instrument. The music, although intended for a full choir, works beautifully for solo classical guitar.
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Here is the original performance as recorded by the 'Bulgarian State Radio and Television Female Vocal Choir':
Here is the full Notation and Tab for 'Erghen Diado':