El Pequeño Bandoneonista

20 Pequeñas Obras Digitadas

This exercise album was published in Buenos Aires by Ricordi Americana in 1954 as the first book containing original compositions for the bandoneon and taking into account the particular possibilities of the instrument as there are articulation, expression and sound.

The keyboards of the right and left hand are treated separately to achieve an independent handling of the voices fulfilling the suppression of the left hand which is used in popular music to play the accompaniment chords. The technique is also different, since the deep bass notes play an important role in many works.

In Noche de luna, Aire de zamba 1 and 2, Estudio inicial, Aire de danza and Canción, the emphasis is on the legato and the correct use of the air valve for a good performance and the fingering is defined for a fluid phrase. For the rest of the works, particularly for the movements vivace, allegro and vivo you have to care the pure sound and discard the hurting staccato and avoid the muscle force to produce the sound.

The teacher have to insist in the correct manage of the valve, the phrasing depends on it, and try to get effects with pulsation, difficult but not impossible to achieve.

Estudio inicial lento
Marcha aire marcial (giocoso)
Vals triste allegretto cantabile
Danza antigua tempo di Gavotta
Aire de Mazurca allegretto con fuoco
Marcha tempo di marcia
Danza vivace
Canción andante cantabile
Aire de Danza allegretto ma non troppo
Allegro allegro
Pequeño Preludio allegro giocoso
El Pequeño Virtuoso allegretto con moto
Canción Folklórica allegretto cantabile
Pequeño Preludio allegro
Gato allegro vivo
Noche de Luna adagio
Aire de Zamba 1 allegretto ma non troppo
Aire de Zamba 2 allegretto cantabile
Juegos allegro vivo
Estudio Final allegro molto
not included:
Aire de Zamba 3 allegretto Buenos Aires 1939, rev. Granada 14-12-1988