This book presents 10 compositions of the genius Niño Ricardo transcribed in normal music notation and guitar tabs. The included CD features original recordings from his first album 'Espeleta' 1943 until his last 'Llora la Caña' 1965.
Niño Ricardo (Manuel Serrapí Sánchez) was born in Sevilla in 1904 and died in this Andalucian capital in 1974. He was one of the greatest guitarists in history along with Ramón Montoya, Sabicas and Paco de Lucía. His biographer, Humberto J Wilkes, asserts that he adopted the style of his three main precedents: the cited Ramón Montoya, Manolo de Huelva and Javier Molina.
From a very young age, when he announced himself as Manolito el Carbonero (Monlito the Coleman), as he worked in this job, he excelled for his accompaniment, performing with the great figures of his time. At eighteen years of age he regularly accompanied La Niña de los Peines and his brother Tomás Pavón. He created his own style called «Ricardismo», and introduce many new techniques until then unknown.