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Julio Reyes / Blog

What the music of Agustin Barrios means to me

First of all, I'm lucky to have 3 degrees of separation from Barrios. My dad studied with a protege/friend of Barrios. I've heard stories from my father and guitarists in Paraguay regarding this iconic guitarist/composer for many years. I'm thankful to Richard "Rico" Stover for finding his music.

Barrios understood the guitar; it's sounds, limits,strengths and weaknesses. You hear his heart and soul in every piece. He takes you on an emotional roller-coaster ride from sadness to calmness to happiness to passion.

I enjoy giving lectures and master-classes on his music.