A collection of ideas, experiences, and joys from learning to play and perform Flamenco music. Tabs, articles, videos, blog.
Here you'll find how to play rhythms, compás, and tips that I have observed. I’ll also post music and videos that can help expand skills.
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 →
I've pretty much tried them all. Savarez, Belle, Hannabach, D'Addario, RC Strings, Pepe Romero, and on. For my setup (Felipe Conde FP 14N Negra and Paco de Lucia Studio Blanca), the best sounding strings are Savarez's Tomatito T50R NT Flamenco strings. They are normal tension, mixed set strings. Very unique arrangement that gives excellent bass... Continue Reading →
I'll be performing on Sunday, September 24th at 3:00pm at the Grand Annex in San Pedro, CA! Tickets purchased here. Performing with us are highly reputable Flamenco performers under the direction of the great Jose Tanaka. Jose Cortes - Cante Diego Negro - Percussion Sarah Parra - Guest dancer This is going to be an exciting... Continue Reading →