A collection of ideas, experiences, and joys from learning to play and perform Flamenco music. Tabs, articles, videos, blog.
I'll be performing Sunday, April 15th at the Feria de Abril in Los Alamitos, CA with my Flamenco brothers and sisters of the Tanaka Flamenco Dojo! This is an all-day festival honoring the Andalusian fair held at the same time in Seville, Spain. Throughout the day, many dance companies from across Southern California will be... Continue Reading →
What can I say. This thing rocks! Change your strings in a jiffy! I like it alot. You can find these anywhere: Guitar Center, Strings by Mail, Reverb, etc. Go for it!
This is a cool little gadget to keep your strings tidy and help change them quickly without damaging/nicking the finish of your axe. I've been using them for several months now and I'm very happy with this product. Instructions are very easy to follow. Get them here: Rosetta Products These are the little guys that... Continue Reading →
Coming soon from R-13 Studios in Downey, CA will be a video channel for everything Flamenco including gear review, local events, palos, palmas, and even a little Wii Sports. First episode will have Sensei Jose y Randín's take on capos. Stay tuned!
Here's an easy way to get that nice, crisp, "new-ish" sound out of your existing strings. Polish the frets! Simple packaging: The inner flap is a polishing template so you don't ruin the fingerboard. Start polishing away. Done in 5 minutes. Restring the guitar. Twang!!!! Verdict: Go get it here: Strings by Mail.
Up for review is Rosette Products' clear bridge tie guard. A very simple addition to your guitar to protect it from those nasty dings you may get (if) when the string(s) unravel at the bridge. It comes in a nice handy-dandy package with simple instructions. The kit is very easy to install and take 5... Continue Reading →
Have you ever had a rush of feelings/emotions when you hear a certain song? What is that feeling? Where does it come from?
This is a Bulerias in the Jerez format from the Bulerias master, Moraito. It's groovy, fun. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5ypbEOZLUU
I'm currently writing a terpsichorean Alegrias number along with rehearsing a favorite solo piece for the next show sometime in Spring 2018. It contains influences and personal interpretations of music that I have been listening to ranging from Paco De Lucia (Spain), Vincete Amigo (Spain), Gabriel Osuna (Los Angeles), Moraito Chico (Spain), Enrique de Melchor... Continue Reading →