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Kristofer Dahl
post Nov 11 2010, 11:13 AM
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I bet your thinking "hmmm..."

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Who do you think has penetrated rock pop culture using Spanish influenced guitar the most?

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post Nov 11 2010, 11:17 AM
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post Nov 11 2010, 01:09 PM
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Probably Carlos Santana and less directly, Al DiMeola

One thing btw though - I'd guesstimate that something like 90% of Spanish popular music played here on radio in Spain is never heard on English language radio in the UK and probably USA.

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post Nov 11 2010, 01:12 PM
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Spanish as in from Spain? or from spanish speaking countries?

I would say Santana (Mexico), also Paco de Lucia (Spain) has made a great impression in the guitar world, so that;s a pop culture influence smile.gif

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post Nov 11 2010, 06:39 PM
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hmm. I don't know, but I sure like Rodrigo & Gabriela

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post Nov 12 2010, 02:51 AM
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Santana is the man that can be labeled as number one on this. He was the first to introduce latin style into rock mainstream on a global scale. I hope this is considered spanish guitar btw.. unsure.gif

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post Nov 12 2010, 03:51 AM
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I'd have to agree on Al Dimeola, though it's been a while. You could call his work on classical guitar "flamenco" in spots, "classical" in others, and "spanish" almost in general.


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post Nov 12 2010, 12:48 PM
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My vote goes for Santana too, his phrasing is awesome and although he has certainly evolved from the classic spanish guitar those roots are clearly there.

I love Al Dimeola too, have seen him live a few times, and he totally rocks.

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