Method & instructions on how to play the guitar.
In 1674 Gaspar Sanz wrote his now famous Instrucción de Música sobre la Guitarra Española
, published in Saragossa and dedicated to Don Juan. A second book entitled Libro Segundo de cifras sobre la guitarra española
was printed in Saragossa in 1675. A third book, Libro tercero de mùsica de cifras sobre la guitarra española
, was added to the first and second books, and all three were published together under the title of the first book in 1697, eventually being published in eight editions. The ninety works in this masterpiece are his only known contribution to the repertory of the guitar
and include compositions in both punteado
("plucked") style and rasqueado