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lapaz

 

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'Flamenco Tradicional' by Ian Davies 

hello All,

I am a flamenco guitarist student, living in a small village in the north of Friesland in the Netherlands. I started to accompagny my wife and daughter (9 years old) during their flamenco dance lessons with my guitar ones a week. My son (8 years old) also plays guitar and helps me to accompagny the Sevillanas dance, he is doing quite well!

I hope, somebody here could help me finding some books from the 'for-me-famous' - English - flamenco guitarist, Ian Davies. He died some years and because his peak / famous period was around the 80/90s not much traces of his music is left.

In the early 90-ies, I had flamenco guitar lessons for some years in Groningen, a nice place in the North here. At that time I bought some books (3 from the 9...) from Ian Davies book serie named ' Flamenco Tradicional' I only bought the first 3. Due to a shoulder injury I stopped playing for some years. Lately, I re-discovered the Davies books, I like them a lot because of its pure / tradicional character. Since this serie is no longer for sale, I have to find the missing volumes via other flamenco guitarists. Two weeks ago Dutch flamenco guitarist helped me out with the 4th volume, which was (more than) great. But he told me as well that the other, higher numbers of this serie, would be more difficult to get. Here in this forum I hope to be among other Ian Davies fans, helping me to find the following missing volumes:

vol 5: Tientos / Malaguenas
vol 6: Buleria en la / Fandangos !
vol 7: Alegrias por medio / Sevillanas 2
vol 8: Farruca / Tarantas
vol 9: Soleares por medio / Peteneras

the publisher was 'Harpocean Limited Ltd', London (which no longer exists :-( ).

I cannot find any trace of the above volumes on the www, it might be the case they missed the internet because they are published in the 80s? It would be really really great to have the serie complete!

All the best! Peer

By the way, my favorite record (from the 60s/70s?!) is from 'Rafael Romero' named 'Cante Gitano', guitarists: Andres Heredia and Rafael Heredia. For me this record contains the really pure flamenco!
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 8 2010 11:34:35
 
Stu

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RE: Looking for last volumes 'Flame... (in reply to lapaz

I guess you've tried ebay and other online marketplaces?? id never heard of mr davies books....good luck


ps. welcome!
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 9 2010 11:44:48
 
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RE: Looking for last volumes 'Flame... (in reply to Stu

Ian Davies was an English flamenco guitarist who died in 2002 at age 49.
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Chiste de Gales

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RE: Looking for last volumes 'Flame... (in reply to steenland

http://search.4shared.com/q/1/ian%20davies

Theres one transcription here
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mark indigo

 

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RE: Looking for last volumes 'Flame... (in reply to Chiste de Gales

i had one a long time ago, i think it was bulerias, and i don't think i have it anymore, but i was surprised to see some of them in El Mundo Flamenco in London, just search the name and you will find the shop website, phone number, address etc., you can phone them to check if they have anything
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edguerin

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RE: 'Flamenco Tradicional' by Ian Davies (in reply to lapaz

I too have the first four volumes. I never realized there were any others. So if you find a source, please post it here.

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Northern Rock

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RE: 'Flamenco Tradicional' by Ian Davies (in reply to lapaz

In Reply To lapaz,
I to bought Vols Two and Three of Ian Davies,s Flameco Tradicional in the late 80,s and like you I think thier great espeacially for beginners/ intermitiate plyers wanting to push on.The pieces were well thought through, a good listen for a non Flamenco audience, good stand alone pieces for aficionado,s.
The Bulerias espeacially helped me get into this difficult torque and I play the
Verdiales note for note all these years later !
They are crying out for a re-issue.
In the mean time if lapaz or any one else has some more of the old volumes please get in touch , I have a number of old deleted recordings that people might be interested in.All the best Craig
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Miguel de la Torre

 

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RE: 'Flamenco Tradicional' by Ian Davies (in reply to lapaz

I contacted the London Guitar Studio a few months ago. They appear only to have in stock the first 4 books of the Ian Davies "Flamenco Tradicional" series. So anybody who wants these books/tapes should order them as soon as possible, while they are still available in stock.

From what I have been able to uncover, I believe that Ian never completed his course of 9 books/tapes - which is a great pity - as he was such a fantastic teacher, and somebody who could have done a lot more to promote flamenco guitar teaching, if he had lived.

Ian turned down my offer to produce a book of his "flamenco guitar method" - that was in 1992. I regret the fact that Ian never produced the flamenco guitar method (in English) which would have been the best flamenco tutor ever available. Life never turns out the way we expect, and that is so sad.

Please do not forget the clear and traditional style of teaching that Ian Davies used, when he gave his lessons in London. We are all the poorer if Ian's "method" is not preserved amongst London's flamenco guitar community. I hope that others may come forward and try to re-create the guitar tutor that Ian should have produced. In some ways this is similar to the production of Shakespeare's first folio. I think that Ian Davies was a very special guitarist.
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Paul Magnussen

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RE: 'Flamenco Tradicional' by Ian Davies (in reply to Miguel de la Torre

I have contacted Ian’s former partner, Mar Roman, about republishing the books. Her last message to me said, in part:

“I'll have to check that out in Spain as I don't remember if there are extra copies left with me there. It would be nice to get them reissued if there are copies available, but I don't know. I'm planning to go to Spain in May or June so I promise to contact you.”

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Morante

 

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RE: 'Flamenco Tradicional' by Ian Davies (in reply to Paul Magnussen

Si puedo ayudar, lo haré. Un gran guitarrista y una person muy amable. Recuerdo una actuación con su mujer y con Marote, la que fué una maravilla.

Siempre tocaba su favorita, su Arcángel.
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RE: 'Flamenco Tradicional' by Ian Davies (in reply to lapaz

quote:

http://search.4shared.com/q/1/ian%20davies

Theres one transcription here


I just had a look at that copy and its ok but the manuscript Pdf has every other page printed upside down so you got to sort it out a bit ( I presume it was scanned that way )... but its right //

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 5 2011 22:00:02
 
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RE: 'Flamenco Tradicional' by Ian Davies (in reply to lapaz

I was watching retro flamenco videos on youtube the other day. A non spanish sounding name Ian Davies appeared. I was wondering who it was. Then I found some topics on the foro. This is probably the only youtube video showing him play at 49:15.



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gerundino63

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RE: 'Flamenco Tradicional' by Ian Davies (in reply to devilhand

This is a wonderful website dedicated to Ian Davies.
If you scroll down there is music aand tabs also.

https://www.southendflamenco.co.uk/pages/ian_davies.htm

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Morante

 

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RE: 'Flamenco Tradicional' by Ian Davies (in reply to gerundino63

I only met Ian twice: once in a great concert in the university where he played with Marote, 2 dancers (one Beatriz) and a good singer. I spent the evening watching Marote: impressionante.

After the show, my friend John and I handed out leaflets, announcing the creation of the Peña Flamenca de Irlanda del Norte. To our surprise, this gave a great response, so the Peña was formed.

Then once in London, where I was trying guitars (best was a great luthier guitarra de Vilaplana de Alhambra ), worst a Conde negra. Chatting with Ian, I discovered that he played an Archángel. So I bought nothing
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mark indigo

 

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RE: 'Flamenco Tradicional' by Ian Davies (in reply to Morante

quote:

I only met Ian twice: once in a great concert in the university where he played with Marote, 2 dancers (one Beatriz) and a good singer. I spent the evening watching Marote: impressionante.


i guess memory of the singer improved with the passing of time, I spotted this while re-reading an old thread from 2013 (assuming it is the same event):

quote:

I had the pleasure of meeting Ian in London.... Some years later he came to the Belfast Arts Festival, where he played a show with Beatriz, another dancer, a mediocre cantaor and MAROTE.


cante is like wine and cheese, it definitely gets better with age

(I seem to have taken up devil-hazard's old job of reviving old threads.... hope noone is offended by that, to be honest i didn't really understand the discussion over "necro-posts", but it's certainly not my intention to revive long-dead arguments or offend anyone)

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