Looking to buy a performance flamenco guitar, I have saved a bit of cash and would like to buy one from a reputable luthier in Spain, anyone go through this process before?
Talked to a local broker who sold some from his home, I guess he buys them and has them shipped over... Should I just buy it from the broker or go through the process of having one made and shipped over to the U.S.?
Many Wise People point out, that it depends on personal sonic preferences. And it is possible for really good player to make most if not all good guitar to sound “Spanish” . So such search may be a kind of never-ending story, and, when one of contemporary top luthiers - my virtual friend James Frieson, who has kindly helped me a lot by sharing his knowledge and giving me his priceless advices (thank you, Jim !), titled one of his letter to me: ”Onwards Rocinante” I felt encouraged by these words to continue my search. Well, with my deep respect and full understanding of many different opinions and after test playing a number of different guitars I found some of them sounding more “Spanish” in my ears then others.My own benchmark for the guitar with the sound that I look for has been for years the very good Jose Ramirez 1A, that many years ago I had a chance of playing. Today I do not take under serious consideration search for 1A, as the older models are known of high action and long scale thus are rather demanding, and my fingers are not as operational as before. The other aspect is this of a financial matter. And I do not need now big volume, I do not play loud, just in privacy of my apartment for myself, my wife and grandson.
I'm a new member on this site so, first of all, I'd like to say hello to everyone.
So hello all!
Well, I have been playing flamenco for some years now, and I have enjoyed it very much so far.
I have learned almost everything I know from Juan Martin's flamenco methods. But not long ago, I read quite alot of stuff on the web saying Juan Martin's method has bad compas and easily makes you bad habits which will be hard to break.
I really like Flamenco and I think it would be a massive shame if I'd be learning it the wrong way right now.
So I was wondering, has any of you got some (negative?) experience using with Juan Martin's methods regarding bad habits or bad compas?
For the picado technique, are there any member out there that use the skin of the fingers rather than the nail, if that's possible? Or does the string always roll off the skin and hit the nail to play picado? Does using the skin give less contro ald make the picado slower?
What is the best metronome if you are concerned about keeping your falseta in time if you play the guitar? I have these options now
1 Oscar Herrero Flamenco Metronome
2 A app for iphone, ipod touch like Beat Vibe or ZuloLabs
4 Or a app for Ipad like graf-martinez cajon loops for garageband ipad
5 ??? (someting else)
I don't have a Iphone, Ipod or Ipad at this moment but the Oscar Herrero Flamenco Metronome is about 300 euro in the netherlands and the Ipod touch 4 8gb is around 150 euro and ipad2 16 gb 450 euro. I want to take it with me that is importent for me! What is the best choise? Let me know your best options!
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