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Lecture: Federico Sheppard

June 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

In this lecture, Federico “Frederick” Sheppard discusses the discovery and publication of the original Agustin Barrios Method for Guitar, and other original materials.



Luthier Federico Sheppard wears many hats other than building great guitars, which include his unique “Camino” models and replicas of the main concert guitars of Agustín Barrios Mangoré. He hosts guitar workshops and presents concerts (over 500 to date) in the north of Spain along the Camino de Santiago, where he also writes and publishes articles for the Guild of American Luthiers and Soundboard magazine. This is a short-list of all he does; however, it has been with Herculean effort that his current project is nearly complete: called “El Libro de Oro – The Book of Gold”, this is a multi-volume and new edition of the works of Agustín Barrios Mangoré, commemorating the 75th anniversary of his passing. Acting as editor, contributing author and collector, Sheppard has included many hitherto unknown works, including the Barrios method, studies, duos, solos and arrangements of other composers. Published by Les Productions D’Oz, a very well-known publisher of sheet music for the guitar, with a release date set for June 2019.


Guitar Foundation of America
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Foster 206, University of Miami
5501 San Amaro Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146 United States
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