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Issue 60 - April 4th, 2015

I would like to invite you to be part of this Weekly Magazine by raising questions and giving me suggestions through e-mail so this magazine can become a good material for all flamenco lovers, researchers and musicians. Enjoy it!

Contents

A.-Paco in the 60s with one of the first prototypes of a Negra (Picture)

B.-Comments, Questions and Answers:

QUESTION 1: What do you mean when you say that practice is different from playing?

QUESTION 2: What do you think about going to contests and guitar competitions?

QUESTION 3: What about all the software out there to enhance sound recording, in my opinion one does not know anymore what’s the real sound of a guitar that way, what do you think?

QUESTION 4: How one can avoid stress while playing?

QUESTION 5: Could you please explain why even two guitars of the same model don't have the exact same sound?

QUESTION 6: Do cracks on the guitar affect its sound?

QUESTION 7: What about dehumidifiers, I live in a place with a lot of humidity, what’s your advice for guitar care in those cases?

QUESTION 8: I feel bad because I feel I can't be constant in my level of playing and one day I feel that I play great and the next day I feel I play bad?

QUESTION 9: Please tell me something about originality in guitar.

QUESTION 10: I noticed that hence I take lessons weekly I am improving a lot, is that the best way to go (weekly)? or could I do same advancement if I take them biweekly?

QUESTION 11: Do ccks on the guitar affect its sound?

B.- Lesson of the Week:

1) Play 6,270 notes in 13 minutes & Save time practising "Picado"

C.- Video Recommendations of the Week:

1) Taranta by Diego del Morao

 

A.-Paco in the 60s with one of the first prototypes of a negra with thicker sides 12 centimeters deep box (which was his idea)

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B.-Questions and Answers

QUESTION 1: What do you mean when you say that practice is different from playing?

 

Practice Vs Playing CLICK HERE

 

QUESTION 2: What do you think about going to contests and guitar competitions?

 

Compete with yourself CLICK HERE

 

QUESTION 3: What about all the software out there to enhance sound recording, in my opinion one does not know anymore what’s the real sound of a guitar that way, what do you think?

 

Organic natural sound & quality Vs Fancy mics and cameras...an unreal audio image in flamenco guitar CLICK HERE

 

QUESTION 4: How one can avoid stress while playing?

 

Play in present = Enjoying and getting rid of stress and worries CLICK HERE

 

QUESTION 5: Could you please explain why even two guitars of the same model don't have the exact same sound?

 

Flamenco guitars can't be identical 100% (if hand made) CLICK HERE

 

QUESTION 6: Do cracks on the guitar affect its sound?

 

Cracks may or may not affect the instrument CLICK HERE

 

QUESTION 7: What about dehumidifiers, I live in a place with a lot of humidity, what’s your advice for guitar care in those cases?

 

De-humidifying & proper humidity control CLICK HERE

 

QUESTION 8: I feel bad because I feel I can't be constant in my level of playing and one day I feel that I play great and the next day I feel I play bad?

 

Go from zero to hero in flamenco guitar CLICK HERE

 

QUESTION 9: Please tell me something about originality in guitar.

 

Learning guitar beyond the cliché & Cutting-edge ways on modern flamenco CLICK HERE

 

QUESTION 10: I noticed that hence I take lessons weekly I am improving a lot, is that the best way to go (weekly)? or could I do same advancement if I take them biweekly?

 

Method is weekly or bi-weekly based on Skype coaching / Flamenco Sport Training CLICK HERE

 

QUESTION 11: Please give me feedback to my videos.

 

Effective feedback and home-work videos / Paco de Lucia´s technique CLICK HERE

 

B.- Lesson of the Week
1) Play 6,270 notes in 13 minutes & Save time practising "Picado"

 

Play 6,270 notes in 13 minutes & Save time practising "Picado" CLICK HERE

 

 
C.- Video Recommendations of the Week
1) Taranta by Diego del Morao

Here is a Taranta by Diego del Morao in a workshop he delivered at Paco Navarro’s School in Cordoba

 
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