I've contacted renowned guitar luthier Boaz Elkayam to create for me a masterpiece concert Flamenco guitar. He painstakingly crafts these instruments with incredible detail to sound and craftsmanship. He is known in the Flamenco community to have made guitars for Flamenco maestros Jose Tanaka and Adam del Monte, to name a couple. I've personally played two... Continue Reading →
One of the things I have been struggling since the beginning is my right hand technique. Coming from 30+ years of playing electric/acoustic with a pick, switching over to Flamenco has been tough. One of the aides I have employed is the usage of KT (kinesiology) tape. Since I play a lot of sports, I... Continue Reading →
Had the privilege of attending a Flamenco masterclass last Saturday (1/27/2018) by Pepe Fernandez sponsored by Solera Flamenca and hosted at MKM Cultural Dance Studio. We received detailed explanations on technique and playing falsetas, soleas, and compas. Also in attendance were well-known performers guitar maestro Jose Tanaka, Manuel Gutierrez (dancer) and Jose Cortez (signer). They... Continue Reading →
It was my first time attending the NAMM show in Anaheim, CA. It was much bigger than I expected. First stop was to see Flamenco virtuoso Pepe Fernandez at the Solera Flamenco booth. Such a young guy with incredible talent. Then, I went upstairs to the Cordoba Guitars booth to watch Ben Woods, Juanito Pascual,... 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?
Flamenco is one of those things that can't be done by just thinking it. Flamenco requires you to physically do it. You need to get that feeling of tangling your fingers in a rasgueado. But when you hit that double-triplet just right with perfect timing, it feels like magic! Now you're in the pursuit of... Continue Reading →