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Ruben Diaz New Flamenco Magazine (e-zine)

Postby (rubendiaz) » Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:40 pm

Hola amigo!:

I would like to invite you to be part of this Weekly Magazine by raising questions and giving me suggestions thorugh e-mail so this magazine can become a good material for all flamenco lovers, researchers and musicians. Enjoy it!

Fall came and with it became stronger the enthusiasm to continue
sharing music, ideas and stuff! That’s the subject of this message:
To let you know that Issue 14 (October 8th, 2012) of my Weekly
Magazine is already online. In this issue are:

http://www.rdiaz.org/rdmagazine.html


A.- Comments, Questions and Answers:

I previously had a guitar varnished in French polished and now it’s
worn off almost completely in just three years of playing with it, but
my model Santos 1927 is perfect even after 6 years. I wonder which
kind of varnish has hence it does sound great and protects very nicely
the guitar. I would like to know according to your experience which
varnishes are better or more resistant for traveling to different
climates?

B.- Videos of the Week:

1) How to Make and Use a “Sordina” (1 video)

2) How Carbon Fiber Nut Enhances the Sound of the Guitar let carbon
fiber enhances the sound of the guitar (1 video)

3) Counting on Halfs por Tangos (1 video)

4) Continuation of: "Rhythmic Exercises Zapateado". NEW videos from 4
to 7

5) Continuation of: "Understanding "Gitanos Andaluces" (Bulería). NEW
videos 8 and 9

C.- Video Recommendation of the Week:

1) Synchronization of Metronomes

I really hope you like it and if you have any suggestion, question or
comment, I will be glad to know it. Please write to my e-mail at:

info@rdiaz.org

Thank you!

All the best!
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Re: Ruben Diaz New Flamenco Magazine (e-zine)

Postby (admin) » Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:21 am

Ruben it is so great to hear from you. I love the idea of a magazine as it exposes your genre to all musicians who can learn from your music theory and technique regardless of their playing style.

Long may your wonderful spirit continue.

I am wondering if conversion varnish might offer you greater durability. Also in our harsh winters keeping adequate humidity is important for an instrument and its finish so it doesn't dry out and crack. Perhaps a closeup photo of your instrument would give us some clues about the problem that you are facing.
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Re: Ruben Diaz New Flamenco Magazine (e-zine)

Postby (rubendiaz) » Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:40 pm

E-zine http://www.rdiaz.org/rdmagazine.html
Issue 15 - October 12nd, 2012

Comments, Questions and Answers:

My question is about a guitar that does not tune really well, let me explain myself. I have an expensive guitar that has issues with the drilling on the bridge orifices similar to those you showed in this video:

http://youtu.be/tnsVqqLu8HM

Being the case that such gross inaccuracies are there I was in shook to infer or think about how exact really were the measurements for the setting of the top in relation to the fret board. The guitar does not tune to my ears and now I am also attributing it to the fact that the top has fresh wood. In just one year it already bended making shorter the distances between both nuts in reference to the 12 fret.

What can I do?

B.- Videos of the Week:

1) Training in a Rhythmic Context (3 videos)

2) Exploring Melodies over the Andalusian Cadence (5 videos)

C.- Video Recommendation of the Week:

1) Keith Jarret. The art of Improvisation.
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Re: Ruben Diaz New Flamenco Magazine (e-zine)

Postby (admin) » Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:13 pm

Another interesting topic. Intonation is critical. Thanks for your comments Ruben.
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Re: Ruben Diaz New Flamenco Magazine (e-zine)

Postby (rubendiaz) » Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:48 pm

Hello my friends:

The Issue No. 16 (October 21st) is
already online.

You can access to it by clicking at the following link from my
Official Website:

http://www.rdiaz.org/rdmagazine.html

In this issue there is a very interesting question about what is the
best way to learn flamenco, some interactive videos on Application of
the Secondary Dominants in Soleá por Bulería and a great video of a
Paco de Lucia concert. It's a must! (there is a little
desincronization but the sound track is amazing). In this concert you
can see the mastery and the dynamic way Paco has always played. Also,
you can learn a lot of the interactivity between all the band members
as well as how the flamenco code works.

I hope you enjoy it and please contact me if you have any suggestion
or question you would like to be published in my magazine.

All the best!
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Re: Ruben Diaz New Flamenco Magazine (e-zine)

Postby (rubendiaz) » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:51 pm

The new flamenco guitar magazine n17 is online on the following link

http://www.rdiaz.org/rdmagazine.html

We discussed about concentration while practicing and
also I am glad to share with you the first two videos of our performance
on Spanish TV show couple of days ago.

Here are the behind the scenes videos

1) http://www.rdiaz.org/rdvideo876.html

2) http://www.rdiaz.org/rdvideo877.html

As well as the fantastic lecture by Kenny Werner about freedom in music

Enjoy!
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Re: Ruben Diaz New Flamenco Magazine (e-zine)

Postby (admin) » Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:58 am

Ruben: There is no substitute for a good teacher and the sage advice you give will stand us all in good stead. Thanks for addressing the issues in your online magazine. It is most informative and helpful for all styles of guitar.
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Re: Ruben Diaz New Flamenco Magazine (e-zine)

Postby (rubendiaz) » Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:01 pm

This week the question is:

I am a bit confused because people recommend too many different guitar brands... How can I verify that the quality of the recommended guitars is really matching the price?
Issue 18 - November 11th, 2012 is available here http://www.rdiaz.org/rdmagazine.html

Including a video explaining about female guitars sound

http://www.rdiaz.org/rdvideo886.html

And a video seminar by Gary Burton


Enjoy!
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Re: Ruben Diaz New Flamenco Magazine (e-zine)

Postby (rubendiaz) » Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:02 pm

admin wrote:Ruben: There is no substitute for a good teacher and the sage advice you give will stand us all in good stead. Thanks for addressing the issues in your online magazine. It is most informative and helpful for all styles of guitar.

Thanks maestro Peter for giving me the chance to share what I learned here!
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Re: Ruben Diaz New Flamenco Magazine (e-zine)

Postby (rubendiaz) » Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:41 pm

Hello my friends:

Winter is about to come but, as always, flamenco keeps us warm and
happy to share more flamenco stuff. This message is to share with you
the latest issue of my magazine and a VERY SPECIAL issue with the
latest tv music clips I made at Onda Azul – Malaga TV Station.

The links at my website are:

SPECIAL ISSUE

http://www.rdiaz.org/rdmagazine-especial-1.html

Issue No 18

http://www.rdiaz.org/rdmagazine.html

Your comments and questions are always welcome at my personal e-mail
address:

info@rdiaz.org <mailto:info@rdiaz.org>

Enjoy them!

All the best!

Ruben
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Re: Ruben Diaz New Flamenco Magazine (e-zine)

Postby (rubendiaz) » Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:27 am

I am glad to share here Antonio Rey the 5 times champion of Spain in guitar contest elaborating about the guitars of Andalusian Guitars

http://www.rdiaz.org/rdvideo898.html

and this is the issue n.19 http://www.rdiaz.org/rdmagazine.html
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Re: Ruben Diaz New Flamenco Magazine (e-zine)

Postby (admin) » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:20 am

Antonio is an outstanding player. Thanks for sharing his genius with us. You must be so very proud of his accomplishments.
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Re: Ruben Diaz New Flamenco Magazine (e-zine)

Postby (rubendiaz) » Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:26 pm

Issue No. 20 is online, you can read it at the following link on my website: http://www.rdiaz.org/rdmagazine.html
In this issue I have so much to share with you! I must say I have received many interesting questions which I will reply little by little in the next issues of my magazine.
Thank you for writing to me and give me so much support and reciprocation!

The contents are:

A.- Comments, Questions and Answers: QUESTION: What is the difference between the modern flamenco guitar and the traditional flamenco?
B.- Videos of the Week: 1) Invitation to My Magazine 2) b3ths Fingerings - Preparing for Level 1 (2 videos) 3) Rondeña a Compás (4 videos) 4) Understanding "Gitanos Andaluces" (Bulería) -
Interactive Videos (3 NEW videos) How to Hone the Rasgueos (4 videos)

I will be very happy to read all your comments, you can e-mail me at:

All the best! Ruben
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Re: Ruben Diaz New Flamenco Magazine (e-zine)

Postby (rubendiaz) » Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:28 pm

admin wrote:Antonio is an outstanding player. Thanks for sharing his genius with us. You must be so very proud of his accomplishments.

Thanks Maestro Peter for your encouragement!
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Re: Ruben Diaz New Flamenco Magazine (e-zine)

Postby (rubendiaz) » Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:32 pm

Hello my friends: Issue No 21 of my magazine is available online!
Enjoy my magazine at the following link in my website: http://rdiaz.org/rdmagazine.html
It has very interesting contents which include:

A.- Comments, Questions and Answers:

QUESTION 1: Are there any "rules" when someone is composing a flamenco piece? For example: intro-compas-falseta-compas-falseta etc. Is the number of falsetas played any specific number? What is that, in your opinion, that makes a flamenco composition sound like a flamenco composition?

QUESTION 2: Why do many of the palos in flamenco start counting at 12, and not 1? Practically, it makes no difference if you count from 12 and put the emphasis on *12* 1 2 *3* 4 5 *6* 7 *8* 9 *10* 11 or if you start from 1 and put the emphasis on *1* 2 3 *4* 5 6 *7* 8 *9* 10 *11* 12. The latter is more intuitive, but the former is what everyone use? When did this start, and why is that the case?

B.- Videos of the Week:

1) Tips for Playing Chords with Rasgueos
2) About Cutaway Guitar – 4th Position and Beyond
3) Preparing for Level 1 / Series 2 - Different Scales Fingerings (7 videos)


I must thank to all the friends who week by week send me their kind comments and their questions.
And you, when?... I will pleased to receive your feedback at : info@rdiaz.org
All the best!
Ruben
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