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XXX

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A silly nightmare about Nunez... 

Its very short and maybe you find it funny, maybe not. Anyways, i think it was "inspired" by the current "Sanlucar Odyssey" thread, because just last night i had this nightmare of being in a workshop by Gerardo Nunez! He was demonstrating something in alternate tuning and made clear we should tune our guitars the same. He was talking all spanish, and didnt understand a word, just looking at his gestures etc.
First i tried tuning the bass E string, just from what i hearing memory of what he played. It took me alot of time, i tried C# (yes i even remember that) and Nunez made some ugly faces, then C and i felt that was better. Yep that one was right, and also Nunez acknowledged that.

But next i didnt know which string to choose. I didnt know the tuning i was just trying to guess my way through! Meanwhile Nunez was looking at me and talked some spanish. Everybody else had already got the right tuning. I put my hand on this and that tuner, looking to him like "hey should i turn this string or which one?". But he just gave me a short looks, made some spanish comments to me, and then some short comments to the class, which i of course did not understand at all! The more time passed by, the longer got his explanations. He seemed to be telling me long winded stories, instead of simply telling me the tuning, like the notes in spanish Do, Re, Mi or something. Just "bla bla bla, this a-hole!!!", I thought.

At one point he just turned to the class and seemed to go on with the falseta or what it was! Leaving me aside... And i was like How could he do that?! He just played something and then expect me to guess the tuning right away? WTF?!!
Anybody else had such dreams?

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Ron.M

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RE: A silly nightmare about Nunez... (in reply to XXX



Deniz..As I've stated here many times, I don't play any solos or anything now...maybe sometimes I'll work on a little 2 minute piece, joining up various falsetas etc, but I usually forget it all if I leave it for more than 2 weeks.

These days I just play around with odd falsetas just for my own amusement.

I once had this horrible dream where I had gone somewhere with the guitar and somehow ended up sitting on a concert stage where I was expected to give a one-hour recital.
Somebody introduced me and there was the usual polite applause.
When the applause died away to silence, there was this sea of about 1000 expectant faces.

It then dawned on me that I didn't have any material!

cheers,

Ron
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 21 2010 17:07:07
 
stratos13

 

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RE: A silly nightmare about Nunez... (in reply to XXX

I have seen about 20-30 times that my guitar was breaking and so i could not play. Then I bought another one, and it also broke. Very sad feeling.
All the guitars in these bad dreams break at the middle or so of the frettboard.
Weird
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 21 2010 17:44:53
 
Patrick

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RE: A silly nightmare about Nunez... (in reply to XXX

quote:

Deniz..As I've stated here many times, I don't play any solos or anything now...maybe sometimes I'll work on a little 2 minute piece, joining up various falsetas etc, but I usually forget it all if I leave it for more than 2 weeks.


Ron,

It must be our age. I am the same way. I have about two minutes of material. If I learn something new, I still only have two minutes worth, as I forgot the other two minutes I had before.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 21 2010 18:33:09
 
Ron.M

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RE: A silly nightmare about Nunez... (in reply to Patrick

Pat,

Clement Freud said that you know you are getting old when you are at a Wedding Reception in a Hotel fuction suite and an attractive lady you've been dancing with gives you her room key and a wink.

But when you take the elevator up to the floor, you've completely forgotten what you went upstairs for...

cheers,

Ron
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 21 2010 18:45:53
 
Patrick

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RE: A silly nightmare about Nunez... (in reply to XXX

Ron,

They say the memory is the first to go. I can’t remember what the second is.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 21 2010 20:05:03
 
rombsix

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RE: A silly nightmare about Nunez... (in reply to Patrick

I once heard you know you're getting old when you try to bend down to pick something up, and once (or if ) you actually succeed, you think to yourself, "Heck, now that I'm down here, I might as well think of what else I need to pick up."



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 21 2010 20:31:18
 
Arash

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RE: A silly nightmare about Nunez... (in reply to XXX

Nightmares are good !! because you wake up and its all good.

I once had a dream where is was playing in a concert hall and it all sounded like Paco. I could do whatever i wanted, and it always sounded like a recorded Paco CD. It was great.

When i woke up, it was over.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 22 2010 6:44:16
 
Pimientito

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RE: A silly nightmare about Nunez... (in reply to XXX

Actually your dream was pretty close to the reality of day 4, Gerardo showed us falsetas in 5 different tunings! We must have sent you psychic vibes

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Actually your dream was pretty close to the reality of day 4

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