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 →
This dandy tool is pretty handy. Looks good, too. I like wooden tools. I ordered it from Strings by Mail.
These capos by Thalia Capos are impressive! For a Flamenco guitarist, key changes are a must. I placed the order online and it arrived in about two days from Oregon. The packaging was really nice and orderly. These capos have fretpad inserts which are designed specifically for different arched fretboards. From a flat-radius classical/Flamenco fretboard... Continue Reading →
I have an upcoming show to perform in Los Alamitos, CA in the middle of August. Exact date/time is yet to be determined. Currently rehearsing bulerias, Mediterranean Sundance / Rio Ancho / Entre Dos Aguas (Al di Meola and Paco de Lucía), and Inspiracíon/Ritmo de la Noche (The Gypsy Kings). Lots of work ahead!
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 →