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al christie
post Sep 20 2007, 10:24 PM
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Hi,
please ask any questions and I will try to answer as best I can and as quickly as I can.

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Jakub Luptovec
post Sep 28 2007, 05:56 PM
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Hi, I really aprreciate your lessons - I've been long waiting for some flamenco lessons, cos I love this style:)
Yet I have two problems (more of questions really..)

First is, if long nails can make harder some techniques on electric guitar (tapping for example)

And second is if it is possible to play this on electric - I plan to bought acoustic on christmas.. but I want to practice now:)

For example I have a problem in Solea with those hammers pull-offs (at video 1) to sound like yours do - what I want to now is, if it is bad technique or bad guitar:)

Thanks in advance;)


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al christie
post Sep 29 2007, 10:47 PM
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[quote name='Jakub Luptovec' date='Sep 28 2007, 06:56 PM' post='67767']
Hi, I really aprreciate your lessons - I've been long waiting for some flamenco lessons, cos I love this style:)
Yet I have two problems (more of questions really..)

First is, if long nails can make harder some techniques on electric guitar (tapping for example)

And second is if it is possible to play this on electric - I plan to bought acoustic on christmas.. but I want to practice now:)

For example I have a problem in Solea with those hammers pull-offs (at video 1) to sound like yours do - what I want to now is, if it is bad technique or bad guitar:)

Thanks in advance;)
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First let me say, between the ages of 19 and 26, I was playing Metal and Hard Rock so I know how to tap.
I tried recently to do it again and with my long nails and I had no problem.
Its not really the music for electric guitar, because the picking is more aggressive than classical and with steel strings, you will break nails often, but if you play softer with the right hand and don't have your nails too long you can do it.
If you are having problems with the hammers /pull offs on the 1st part and your playing it on electric guitar,unless you have a terribly high action it shouldn't be so difficult to achieve(what kind of guitar do you have?)
I'm planning a video of Flamenco techniques only, so maybe this will help you.
All the best
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Jakub Luptovec
post Sep 30 2007, 12:22 AM
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I have Cort EVL X4, with EMGs and from Mahogany wood, so it looks, like its more of my fingers problem:-D
But when playing with distortion, i have no problem with hammers/pull offs to sound loudly... maybe its just harder to make it without dist. - thus demanding more practice.. smile.gif Ill go and try to practice it some more..
Thanks for answers,
Looking forward for another flameco lessions:)

Jakub Luptovec


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Ben N
post Sep 30 2007, 12:33 AM
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i started to listen to flamenco music right after i heard
your lesson ( by the way are great ) and i would love
if you do a lesson in the bulerias style!! i realy love it
and if you can focus on the right hand ( all the crazy rasgueados smile.gif )
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al christie
post Oct 4 2007, 04:51 AM
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QUOTE (Ben N @ Sep 30 2007, 01:33 AM) *
i started to listen to flamenco music right after i heard
your lesson ( by the way are great ) and i would love
if you do a lesson in the bulerias style!! i realy love it
and if you can focus on the right hand ( all the crazy rasgueados smile.gif )
thank's

Hi Ben,
bulerias will be coming soon.


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post Oct 11 2007, 12:56 AM
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I have been searching for a style of guitar that appeals to me and I can impress people with. Lately I have been working on flamenco. My questions are:

What advice would you give a guitarist who is striving to become an acomplished flamenco guitarist?
Will learning flamenco without a one on one instructor be deleterious in any way?

I am looking for a decent nylon string guitar that is cheap!!(I only own a steel)
What particular brands fit that description?

by the way your lessons were really comprehensive and thorough.... before this I was listening to flamenco music and wondering how the hell can they strum like that......I was banging on my steel guitar with a pick as fast as i could wacko.gif soo your lessons on rasgeaugos and golpes really helped!!!!

Thanks
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al christie
post Oct 19 2007, 05:29 PM
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QUOTE (quantumew @ Oct 11 2007, 01:56 AM) *
I have been searching for a style of guitar that appeals to me and I can impress people with. Lately I have been working on flamenco. My questions are:

What advice would you give a guitarist who is striving to become an acomplished flamenco guitarist?
Will learning flamenco without a one on one instructor be deleterious in any way?

I am looking for a decent nylon string guitar that is cheap!!(I only own a steel)
What particular brands fit that description?

by the way your lessons were really comprehensive and thorough.... before this I was listening to flamenco music and wondering how the hell can they strum like that......I was banging on my steel guitar with a pick as fast as i could wacko.gif soo your lessons on rasgeaugos and golpes really helped!!!!

Thanks

You have to really dedicate at least 2 hours out of the day.

QUOTE (al christie @ Oct 19 2007, 06:23 PM) *
You have to really dedicate at least 2 hours out of the day.

I learned from cd's first then videos then I had a few lessons to ask about certain techniques, if there are any things in particular that are causing you trouble I can do a video specially for that, that is what we are here for,if no one asks questions we don't know what we can do better.

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You have to really dedicate at least 2 hours out of the day.
I learned from cd's first then videos then I had a few lessons to ask about certain techniques, if there are any things in particular that are causing you trouble I can do a video specially for that, that is what we are here for,if no one asks questions we don't know what we can do better.

A good brand is Perez ,not so expensive, Ricardo and Vincete Sanchis, lots of expensive makers have cheaper models, Ramirez, look up Flamencoworld website.

QUOTE (al christie @ Oct 19 2007, 06:29 PM) *
You have to really dedicate at least 2 hours out of the day.
I learned from cd's first then videos then I had a few lessons to ask about certain techniques, if there are any things in particular that are causing you trouble I can do a video specially for that, that is what we are here for,if no one asks questions we don't know what we can do better.
A good brand is Perez ,not so expensive, Ricardo and Vincete Sanchis, lots of expensive makers have cheaper models, Ramirez, look up Flamencoworld website.

Thank you for your kind comments.


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Ben N
post Oct 20 2007, 06:17 AM
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QUOTE (al christie @ Oct 4 2007, 05:51 AM) *
Hi Ben,
bulerias will be coming soon.


great smile.gif looking forword


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post Oct 20 2007, 07:25 AM
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and loved your "Flamenco Rumba Lesson" lesson
it realy open my mind smile.gif now when i play
it's with a beat smile.gif


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Muris Varajic
post Nov 17 2007, 01:18 AM
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Just to check out if everything is fine with our flamenco master. smile.gif

Looking forward to new lessons!! biggrin.gif

Take care AL

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