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Postby (rubendiaz) » Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:05 pm

Spanish Guitar Magazine / Issue 32- March 3rd, 2013
http://www.rdiaz.org/rdmagazine.html

A.- Comments, Questions and Answers:

QUESTION 1: Is there an easy exercise you can give me to learn to play melodies in counterbeat?

http://www.rdiaz.org/rdvideo1016.html

http://www.rdiaz.org/rdvideo1017.html

B.- Videos of the Week:

1)“4/4 Remates” Series for Intermediate Level - Parts 1 to 3 (3 videos)

1 http://www.rdiaz.org/rdvideo1010.html
2 http://www.rdiaz.org/rdvideo1011.html
3 http://www.rdiaz.org/rdvideo1012.html


2) 4/4 Dictation Lesson - Parts 1 to 3 (3 videos)

1 http://www.rdiaz.org/rdvideo1013.html
2 http://www.rdiaz.org/rdvideo1014.html
3 http://www.rdiaz.org/rdvideo1015.html

C.- Video Recommendations of the Week:

1) Marek Pasieczny| "Homenaje a Manuel de Falla"
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Re: Ruben Diaz New Flamenco Magazine (e-zine)

Postby (rubendiaz) » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:41 am

Issue 33- March 12th, 2013
http://rdiaz.org/rdmagazine.html


A.-News

1.- Farruquito and Farruco Playing Andalusian Guitars (Pictures and Video)


I think you know farruquito see here on minute 4:00
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8dMwuheXY8 movie is Flamenco

Farruquito the dancer is also guitar player and he composed this music
here you can see in latest
Carlos Saura movie "Falmenco Flamenco"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoCPnYh8E6A

And his brother Farru (the one at minute 00:33 of their video playing
guitar http://www.rdiaz.org/rdvideo1058.html ) that is the dancer of Paco
de Lucia nowadays https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh3IGFWgeNg

some pictures here:
http://www.rdiaz.org/rdfoto77.html ,
http://www.rdiaz.org/rdfoto78.html ,
http://www.rdiaz.org/rdfoto79.html ,
http://www.rdiaz.org/rdfoto80.html .

B.-Comments, Questions and Answers:

QUESTION 1: How can I get back what I lost (in technique etc) after 6 months of not playing?

QUESTION 2: Some times I feel frustrated because I can't play everything I would like to play right away, please give me an advice.

QUESTION 3: Can you sell me some tabs?

C.- Videos of the Week:

1) “Almoraima” Step by Step Based on: Almoraima (Bulería) by Paco de Lucía (2 videos)

2) Alzapúa Technique Series - Part 7 (1 videos)

3) Lesson on the Liberated Top of the Guitar - Part 2 - (1 video)

4) Playing Counterbeat Melodies (Counting) - (2 video)

D.- Videos Recently Included in My Website

1.- "Río de la Miel" (Bulería) by paco de Lucía Parts 1 to 10 from 31 videos

E.- Video Recommendations of the Week:

1) Farruquito Zapateado

2) Paco de Lucía and Farru 2011
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Re: Ruben Diaz New Flamenco Magazine (e-zine)

Postby (rubendiaz) » Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:08 pm

Issue 34- March 16th, 2013 Flamenco Guitar Magazine
http://www.rdiaz.org/rdmagazine.html


A.-Comments, Questions and Answers:

QUESTION 1: Last lesson you explained to me the nuances of nail-flesh picado but I struggle to understand this topic, could you please elaborate more about the naiflesh balance issues in my picado’s sound? can you give me a tip about that?

QUESTION 2: I have an old guitar with wooden pegs but it takes a lot of effort to tune it properly and I'm afraid I can damage it, what is the best way to tune a wooden peg guitar without damaging the neck?

B.- Videos of the Week:

1) “Almoraima” Step by Step Based on: Almoraima (Bulería) by Paco de Lucía - Continuation: Parts 3 and 4 (2 videos)

2) Strings Sets for Guitar Practice and Beyond - Continuation: Part 4 (1 video)

C.- Videos Recently Included in My Website

1) “The Code of Flamenco” Series - Three Golden Rules for “Cante” Accompaniment (5 videos)

2) Jaleo Arpeggio – Based on: “Zyryab” (Jaleo) by Paco de Lucía (3 videos)

D.- Video Recommendations of the Week:
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Re: Ruben Diaz New Flamenco Magazine (e-zine)

Postby (rubendiaz) » Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:52 pm

Issue 35 - March 24th, 2013

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

A.-Comments, Questions and Answers:

QUESTION 1: I would like to increase my picado speed, what can I do?

QUESTION 2: I'm trying to practice the tapping with M finger but I find it very difficult, could you please give me your advice?

TIP 3: How to Harness Your Time for Scales Practice – PART 2.

B.- Videos of the Week:

1) “Almoraima” Step by Step Based on: Almoraima (Bulería) by Paco de Lucía - Continuation: Parts 5 and 6 (2 videos)

C.- Videos Recently Included in My Website

1) Interactive Practice of Melodic Phrases of “Entre dos aguas” (8 videos)

2) Preparing to Complete Beginners Level 1 – b3rds (4 videos)

D.- Video Recommendations of the Week:

1) Berklee Commencement 2011: Kenny Garrett, Honorary Doctor of Music, Speaks to the Class of 2011
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Re: Ruben Diaz New Flamenco Magazine (e-zine)

Postby (rubendiaz) » Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:16 am

Flamenco Guitar E-zine Issue 36- March 30th, 2013
http://www.rdiaz.org/rdmagazine.html

A.-Comments, Questions and Answers:

QUESTION 1: Which of the two intro’s of Rio Ancho can I play in a performance the one by Al Di Meola or can I go directly with the one by Paco?

QUESTION 2: I'm unable to play very well the knock-flick stuff and I would like to have an advise on that

B.- Videos of the Week:

1) Bulería Muted Strumming Sequence 1 (1 videos)

2) “Río Ancho” Chord Changes at 187 bpm (1 videos)

3) Alzapúa Technique Series – Continuation: Part 8 (1 video)

C.- Videos Recently Included in My Website

1.- "Río de la Miel" (Bulería) by paco de Lucía Parts 11 to 20 from 31 videos

D.- Video Recommendations of the Week:

1) Segovia Explains the "Orchestral" Guitar
http://www.rdiaz.org/rdmagazine.html#magazinerec1
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Re: Ruben Diaz New Flamenco Magazine (e-zine)

Postby (rubendiaz) » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:58 am

Spanish Guitar Video-Magazine Issue 37- April 7th, 2013 http://www.rdiaz.org/rdmagazine.html



QUESTION 1: In some of your videos you mentioned the importance of sound in the guitar and something about bracing. Could you please elaborate on this?
http://www.rdiaz.org/rdvideo1096.html





QUESTION 2: I wonder how the interactive videos have an important role on improving my playing, can you please tell me something about it?

http://www.rdiaz.org/rdvideo1094.html





QUESTION 3: I always struggle to get right the very final part of the first falseta of “Almoraima” because of its fingerings, can you give me an advise for that?

http://www.rdiaz.org/rdvideo1095.html




B.- Videos of the Week:

1) “Almoraima” Step by Step Based on: Almoraima (Bulería) by Paco de Lucía - Continuation from Part 9 to Part 14 (5 videos)

9 http://www.rdiaz.org/rdvideo1099.html







10 http://www.rdiaz.org/rdvideo1100.html







11 http://www.rdiaz.org/rdvideo1101.html







12 http://www.rdiaz.org/rdvideo1102.html







13 http://www.rdiaz.org/rdvideo1103.html







14 http://www.rdiaz.org/rdvideo1104.html








C.- Videos Recently Included in My Website

9 http://www.rdiaz.org/rdvideo1105.html






10 http://www.rdiaz.org/rdvideo1106.html






11 http://www.rdiaz.org/rdvideo1107.html






12 http://www.rdiaz.org/rdvideo1108.html






13 http://www.rdiaz.org/rdvideo1109.html






14 http://www.rdiaz.org/rdvideo1110.html






15 http://www.rdiaz.org/rdvideo1111.html






16 http://www.rdiaz.org/rdvideo1112.html






17 http://www.rdiaz.org/rdvideo1113.html






18 http://www.rdiaz.org/rdvideo1114.html






19 http://www.rdiaz.org/rdvideo1115.html






D.- Video Recommendations of the Week:

1) "The Road Not Taken" by Jacob Collier
http://www.rdiaz.org/rdmagazine.html#magazinerec1
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Re: Ruben Diaz New Flamenco Magazine (e-zine)

Postby (rubendiaz) » Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:56 pm

Flamenco Guitar Magazine http://www.rdiaz.org/rdmagazine.html

Issue 38- April 21st, 2013

A.-Comments, Questions and Answers:

QUESTION 1: I am having a little problem with the bass line of the phrase 5 of "Almoraima" and I wonder if I can play the note Bb in a higher octave to make it easier.

QUESTION 2: Can the second phrase of "Almoraima" be played just there or can I play it after gm part as well?

QUESTION 3: What is "Nota de Paso"?

QUESTION 4: Could you please elaborate on the proper placement of the thumb?

QUESTION 5: Please give me some tips about the thumb fingernail.

B.- News:

1) The unique way in which Pablo Picasso saw the guitar.
http://www.rdiaz.org/rdmagazine.html#news1

2) A fantastic sculpture by my friend Orest Keywan from Australia

C.- Videos of the Week:

1) “Almoraima” Step by Step Based on: Almoraima (Bulería) by Paco de Lucía - Continuation from Part 7 to Part 8 and from Part 15 to Part 19 (7 videos)

2) Bulería Compás Series – Part 1 and 2 (2 videos)

3) Bulería Muted Strumming Sequence 1 – Continuation – Parts 2 and 3 (2 videos)

D.- Videos Recently Included in My Website

1.- "Río de la Miel" (Bulería) by Paco de Lucía Parts 21 to 31 from 31 videos

E.- Video Recommendations of the Week:

1) " Corre por mis venas" (Bulerias) with Tomatito, Camarón and Paco de Lucia. From Tomatito's New Album "Soy Flamenco" 2013
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Re: Ruben Diaz New Flamenco Magazine (e-zine)

Postby (rubendiaz) » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:10 am

Flamenco Guitar Magazine
Issue 39- April 28st, 2013
http://www.rdiaz.org/rdmagazine.html


A.-Comments, Questions and Answers:

QUESTION 1: Please give me some advise about the “golpe” tapping with AM flesh so that I can improve it.

QUESTION 2: I see sometimes that you pull the strings in a particular way, could you please explain me why?

B.- Videos of the Week:

1) Bulería Compás Series – Interactive - Continuation- From Part 3 to Part 9 (7 videos)

2) Bulería Muted Strumming Sequence 1 – Continuation – Parts 4 and 5 (2 videos)

C.- Videos Recently Included in My Website

1.- Bulería / Doble Compás Interactive Video Parts – Parts 1 to 4 (4 videos)

2.- Bulería Añadido – Parts 1 to 5 (5 videos)

D.- Video Recommendations of the Week:

1) M.C. Escher Documentary http://rdiaz.org/rdmagazine.html#magazinerec1
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Re: Ruben Diaz New Flamenco Magazine (e-zine)

Postby (rubendiaz) » Mon May 06, 2013 8:20 pm

A.-Comments, Questions and Answers:

QUESTION 1: Some people use chemical products to humidify the fretboard it this correct? Also, I would like to know how to fix a little buzzing in one fret of my guitar, I think it's because I traveled lately and my guitar was exposed to humidity changes, can you explain a little about this as well?
http://rdiaz.org/rdvideo1151.html


QUESTION 2: In my lesson you mentioned that I can replace the machine heads by myself, how can I do that?
http://rdiaz.org/rdvideo1152.html


QUESTION 3: What are the basic precautions I should take when traveling with my guitar?
http://rdiaz.org/rdvideo1150.html


B.- Videos of the Week:

1) Bulería Compás Series (CONTINUATION) – Interactive - From Part 10 to Part 11 (2 videos)


2) Understanding “Gitanos Andaluces” (CONTINUATION) - Based on: “Gitanos Andaluces” (Bulería) by Paco de Lucía Part 15 to part 18 (4 videos)

C.- Video Recommendations of the Week:

1) An Evening with José Romanillos Series
http://rdiaz.org/rdmagazine.html#magazinerec1
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Re: Ruben Diaz New Flamenco Magazine (e-zine)

Postby (rubendiaz) » Sun May 26, 2013 3:49 pm

Issue 41- May 25th, 2013
http://www.rdiaz.org/rdmagazine.html

A.-Comments, Questions and Answers:

QUESTION 1: What is the proper position fo the left hand thumb while playing?

QUESTION 2: I have noticed that there are left hand nuts made with different materials. Please elaborate on it.

QUESTION 3: I see that many guitars have a German Spruce top but there are many with a Red cedar top, could you please explain what is the difference?

QUESTION 4: Lately I am struggling to keep my practice routine and I wonder if you can give me some advice about that.

QUESTION 5: I see you are very dedicated to music and I want to ask what is the secret to continue playing guitar no mater what happens?

QUESTION 6: Are the golden basses (strings) only for classical guitar or are they appropriate for flamenco as well?

QUESTION 7: I heard often you say that “tune with the chord” I would like to know what do you mean with that

B.- News:

1) Visit to Antonio Fernandez Montoya "Farruco" and his brother Juan Manuel Fernandez Montoya "Farruquito"

C.- Videos of the Week:

1) Bulería Compás Series (CONTINUATION) – Interactive - From Part 12 to Part 13 (2 videos)

2) Bulería Compás Series for Intermediate Level – Interactive - From Part 1 to Part 21 (21 videos)

D.- Video Recommendations of the Week:

1) "Yellow Nimbus" (Buleria) by Chick Corea at the Copenhagen Jazz Festival (2009)
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Re: Ruben Diaz New Flamenco Magazine (e-zine)

Postby (rubendiaz) » Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:31 pm

Magazine for all flamenco lovers, researchers and musicians. Enjoy it!
http://www.rdiaz.org/rdmagazine.html
Issue 42- June 1st, 2013

A.-Comments, Questions and Answers:

QUESTION 1: Which kind of tapping is more suitable for the falseta 5 of Gitanos Andaluces: 1) Index down on the bass higher pick guard plate; or 2) flesh AM?

QUESTION 2: I'm a beginner player, should I try to learn falsetas in different keys?

QUESTION 3: I have heard many Spanish players to say:"This is falseta por arriba" etc, what does that mean?

B.- Videos of the Week:

1) Understanding “Gitanos Andaluces” Based on: “Gitanos Andaluces” (Bulería) by Paco de Lucía - Continuation - Part 19 to part 25 (7 videos)

C.- Videos Recently Included in My Website

1) From b Enthusiasm to # Enthusiasm - Part 10 to Part 15 (7 videos)

D.- Video Recommendations of the Week:

1) Antonio Rey at CFG studio
http://www.rdiaz.org/rdmagazine.html#magazinerec1
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Re: Ruben Diaz New Flamenco Magazine (e-zine)

Postby (rubendiaz) » Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:06 pm

Flamenco guitar magazine / Issue 44- June 29th, 2013
http://www.rdiaz.org/rdmagazine.html

A.-Comments, Questions and Answers:

QUESTION 1: Please elaborate on the new fretboard and what are the enhacements I will experience while playing on those instruments.
http://www.rdiaz.org/rdvideo1251.html

QUESTION 2: I know your video about the does and dont's regarding picado scales technique

http://www.rdiaz.org/rdvideo502.html

http://www.rdiaz.org/rdvideo503.html

http://www.rdiaz.org/rdvideo504.html

and I would like to know more about don’ts for the thumb

QUESTION 3: I found that what you call the "attack" of the thumb in flamenco is quite different to any other guitar style can you elaborate more on this?

B.- Bonus Tab:

1) "Gitanos Andaluces" (Bulería) Tablature of Falseta 6

C.- Videos of the Week:

1) Picado Remates of 19 Notes por Soleá por Bulería Part 1 (1 video)

2) Understanding “Gitanos Andaluces” Based on: “Gitanos Andaluces” (Bulería) by Paco de Lucía - Continuation - Part 34 to part 40 (7 videos)

3) Buleria Muted Strumming / Sequence 1 and variations - Continuation - Part 6 and Part 9 (2 videos)

D.- Videos Recently Included in My Website

1) Improvisation and Modal Fingerings - Based on: “Entre dos aguas” (Rumba) by Paco de Lucía Parts 1 to 6 (6 videos)

E.- Video Recommendations of the Week:

1) Paco de Lucia - Documentary 2003
http://www.rdiaz.org/rdmagazine.html#magazinerec1
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