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Joe's Jazz TABS: 'Erghen Diado'

Posted on August 06, 2015

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.

I recommend trying out a selection of our Joan Cashimira guitars, in particular the Model 56ECE, a beautiful instrument hand-crafted in Spain. We currently hold an extensive selection of Cashimira classical guitars, and can offer the opportunity for anyone wanting a custom made instrument to have one built according to their desired specifications. Come in store and ask for more information if this is something that may interest you! 

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':

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