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minordjango

 

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, Manolo Franco La Guitarra 

Hi does anyone have this video(or dvd) , I'd love to know about it what level the material is like and what the contents are etc,
best wishes T
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 4 2005 0:18:24
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RE: , Manolo Franco La Guitarra (in reply to minordjango

He only teaches two pieces, based on the ida y vuelta forms Guajiras and Columbianas. More on the advanced side. He takes his time explaining each falseta, but you get more for your money w/ most of the other Encuentro vids. He plays a nice bulerias as an outro to the video, which is luckly included in the transcruption book even though he does not explain it.

I saw Manolo Franco perform in Spain accompanying a singer in a cante festival. His playing was superior and the crowd LOVED him. I hear he gives a good workshop in Cordoba. He is really a great master. His video does not even break the surface of what he is about. Still you can learn SOMETHING from it.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 4 2005 4:40:59
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RE: , Manolo Franco La Guitarra (in reply to minordjango

Manolo Franco is a very good and respected player here. The video is good, but very difficult. If you have a very high level and want to play some realy nice guajiras and Colombiana falsetas, its a must. If not, better buy another
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 4 2005 6:54:47
 
minordjango

 

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RE: , Manolo Franco La Guitarra (in reply to minordjango

Thanks guys,
Yeah he's a great player (No doubt), thanks for the info, much appreciated, any recommendations On which of this series is totally good value they are pretty expensive to get sent to Australia!!!
cheers to all T
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 4 2005 7:14:06
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RE: , Manolo Franco La Guitarra (in reply to minordjango

Hi again

I think they are all good value. You have to be a bit more specific about your what you like, and tell a some more about your level, because some are very difficult, while others are usable for intermediate level.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 4 2005 9:51:14

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RE: , Manolo Franco La Guitarra (in reply to minordjango

I had the Manolo Franco video a few years ago.

I loved that one. I play his Guajira and Columbiana.

I ended up selling it before i could learn the Bulerias. :)
I needed money fast! I regret selling it.

I did not find his material to be very difficult.
Considering they are supposedly "prize winning" pieces.
If you have a fast picado, the pieces are very accessable..
Its advanced, but certainly playable.
Begginers and intermediates, should probably steer clear of this one.
ToddK

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 4 2005 10:04:29
 
minordjango

 

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RE: , Manolo Franco La Guitarra (in reply to minordjango

Thanks again,
I am an advanced player, yet have terrible memory!!!
Too much Wine!!! I look into the other methods I have the PAco serrano (I will not say its too easy) yet I would like more variation in the Falsetas that he plays,
CHeer T
ps WHats the Moriato dvd like ?
thanks,
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 4 2005 15:18:13
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RE: , Manolo Franco La Guitarra (in reply to minordjango

The Moraito video is next step up after Serrano (IMHO) The Pepe Habichuela video is wonderfull if you are in to him and last I will recommend the Gerardo Nuñez DVD. Its 2 hours, with lots of Jerez style bulerias, solea por buleria etc. The last hour is dedicated to some of his own concert pieces. The Tomatito video is awesome but difficult.
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RE: , Manolo Franco La Guitarra (in reply to minordjango

I must say, i'm trying to think of wich Encuentro video
i like the best, but they are all fantastic.

You could spend many years just on one of them.
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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 4 2005 16:20:38
 
minordjango

 

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RE: , Manolo Franco La Guitarra (in reply to minordjango

Hi YEs I have the Pepe Habichueala , My gosh How good is he ?
Its inspiring I havent leant any of the pieces , I jut get stunned and grab a Beer

does anyone know whats On the Riqueni vid?
he's a hot player
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 4 2005 20:36:56
 
minordjango

 

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RE: , Manolo Franco La Guitarra (in reply to minordjango

HI,
Any idea what might be on the Riqueni video ,

also Todd what guitars do you use ?

cheers
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 4 2005 21:07:09
 
Ron.M

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RE: , Manolo Franco La Guitarra (in reply to minordjango

Hi Folks,
Just got my "3 Guitarras Flamencas" CD today from Flamenco-World.

Manolo Franco, Quique Paredes and Jose Antonio Rodriguez....

Jeezus! Can these guys play?

What an album!
And is only about 12 Euros or so....

Unfortunately no sleeve notes....so Jon, I have no idea who was singing or playing percussion on the Cipres track.

In fact I still have no idea who Quique Paredes is.....

Why don't they put some info in with albums?

cheers

Ron
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 4 2005 21:46:49
 
Ricardo

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RE: , Manolo Franco La Guitarra (in reply to minordjango

When I heard about Encuentro, I wondered where the instructional vids of PDL, Manolo Sanlucar, Vicente Amigo, Gerardo Nunez were to be found. For seeing guitar technique, that is what I wanted. The first Vid I got was Riqueni and even though I could not play his falsetas, I learned how to proplerly hold my my hands and strum compas, etc, just from watching. Now I have a lot of those vids and just love watching them for entertainment or for showing students. Learn little details each viewing. Here are my favorites in order:

Gerardo Nunez-the real stuff IMO, just as good as a vid by M Sanlucar or Paco could be on technique.
Tomatito-also the real stuff, but he doesn't really teach you. You have to learn by watching.
Chicuelo-great rhythmic stuff for dance. Short tasty falsetas, modern but "flamenco". Very clean perfect technique. What I would want from a Vicente Amigo vid.
Moraito-great Jerez feel. "Shows" you how to accompany 5 cantes, w/ the great master Terremoto Jr. Focus is on "aire", not technique.
Merengue de Cordoba Cante Accomp.-essential for those learning accomp. All the important cantes and chords pretty much. Just wish Tomatito had made this vid instead, w/ Zambo or somebody good singing.
Habichuela-great style and expression. Just lots of falsetas/complete pieces w/ his own technique style. I too just grab a beer and watch.
Riqueni-very modern. Not the best right hand, but left hand stuff is very special. Teaches very slow note by note, not in slow compas like the others. Lots of material, special tunnings. Classical guitar style Garrotin.
Franco-like we have discussed.
Enrique del Melchor- great technique, but not much structure to teaching. Just a short falseta of this or that, or a technique. Actually this is typical teaching style in Spain. Learn w/ small falsetas,not complete pieces. Live concert footage is really special.

I think they should put out a sampler on DVD of each teacher playing a characteristic piece and teaching like one falseta. That would help students make up their mind which is the best at that moment. I don't see a graduting method, they can all be usfull at different stages of development.

Ricardo
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 5 2005 5:31:38
 
minordjango

 

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RE: , Manolo Franco La Guitarra (in reply to minordjango

Great Reply Ricardo,
Thanks Yeah , as I think (todd) mentioned its stuff that will take years to use ( learn etc) mind you what afun journey,
cheers T
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 5 2005 10:13:12
 
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RE: , Manolo Franco La Guitarra (in reply to Ron.M

quote:

In fact I still have no idea who Quique Paredes is.....


Ron
I agree, Quique Paredes is a darn good guitarist. I've never heard him in person, but I've seen him on Spanish TV many times. A couple of years ago there was a very good weekly program on Spanish TV called "La Venta del Duende" on which he appeared several times. Unfortunately, I didn't have the forsight to tape these programs and the program is no longer on.

A little over a year ago I heard that Quique was involved in a serious car accident, but I've never been able to find out if he recovered. Anybody know?

Phil
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