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Your reason for being in the foro flamenco:


to learn
  74% (41)
to educate others
  1% (1)
to trollollol
  7% (4)
to silently seek for tabs
  1% (1)
because of entertainment
  14% (8)


Total Votes : 55


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mrgearbox

 

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RE: Your reason for being in the for... (in reply to Doitsujin

For an additional learning resource to supplement the lessons I've been taking for three years in learning to play the flamenco guitar.
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RTC

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RE: Your reason for being in the for... (in reply to mrgearbox

Great place to learn, and interact with people that enjoy flamenco.
To get P%$#@ O#$ at people that claim this is not the real thing because we do not have any Spaniards.
It seems to me I can learn a lot from people all over the world, not only about flamenco but also everyday stuff.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 17 2012 1:45:09
 
marduk

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RE: Your reason for being in the for... (in reply to Doitsujin

quote:

quote:

to meet, and chat to other people interested in flamenco



Thats entertainment. Now go and vote! ;)


but i also come here to learn....

and when a topic gets nice and juicy.... to troll
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 17 2012 3:07:55
 
laughing_stock

 

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RE: Your reason for being in the for... (in reply to Doitsujin

To take meaningless polls, of course.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 17 2012 4:41:36
 
Florian

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RE: Your reason for being in the for... (in reply to laughing_stock

I am just here for the women

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 17 2012 4:55:32
 
HemeolaMan

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RE: Your reason for being in the for... (in reply to mrgearbox

I am here mostly to support Florian's pursuit of women.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 17 2012 5:00:20
 
marduk

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RE: Your reason for being in the for... (in reply to mrgearbox

florian.... I thought the women just came to you?
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 17 2012 5:40:31
 
Ricardo

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RE: Your reason for being in the for... (in reply to Doitsujin

For the interaction with other aficionados (in other words, for the arguments )

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 17 2012 15:17:24
 
El Kiko

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RE: Your reason for being in the for... (in reply to Ricardo

quote:

For the interaction with other aficionados (in other words, for the arguments

Arguments , I dont think so , you dont know how to argue ...and thats a fact ,
in fact as arguers go , you are the least argumenative ever,,,.....so there......

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 17 2012 16:32:12
 
Ricardo

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RE: Your reason for being in the for... (in reply to El Kiko

quote:

you dont know how to argue


Yes I do...

quote:

you are the least argumenative ever,

No, I am not.


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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 17 2012 17:17:14
 
El Kiko

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RE: Your reason for being in the for... (in reply to Ricardo

Ok, you win ....................

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 17 2012 18:01:51
 
HemeolaMan

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RE: Your reason for being in the for... (in reply to mrgearbox

wtf ever happened to Koella. dutch B@astard.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 17 2012 18:45:58
 
n85ae

 

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RE: Your reason for being in the for... (in reply to mrgearbox

I joined to learn about Flamenco guitar, but stayed for the entertainment
listening to the fights. I really like popcorn.

Yeah, of course I like looking at Ander's boat pics as well, and I don't know
if he's on any other forums so I get my updates here.

Also it beats focusing on the work computer stuff, which I'm being paid
to do while I type this reply.

Jeff
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 17 2012 19:06:48
 
Ron.M

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RE: Your reason for being in the for... (in reply to n85ae

Two reasons.

1. Met Simon on Dimitri's flamenco site, which at the time (I felt anyway) was a bit like a flamenco facebook for the San Francisco area and felt a bit closed shop to extranjeros.
Simon was funny and disoriented the (mainly) U.S membership by coming across as the stereotype English gentleman with his Earl Gray tea and muffins etc, which made me laugh.
When Dimitri decided to pack it in after a hand injury and pull the plug, Simon came up with a refuge site called Flamenco Hangover, hosted by MSN where all the outcasts could keep in contact.
From there he started ForoFlamenco, which has developed over the years to be truly International in membership.
Simon asked me to moderate about 7 years ago while he was away, but I was reluctant as I felt I was definitely more of the type to need moderation rather than dispense it.
Anyway it was meant to be for two weeks only, but somehow I got stuck with the job.

2 When I was young I was completely fascinated by building shortwave radios and listening to english service broadcasts from far off lands.
I used to write to the stations and pick up QSL cards and had a large world map on my bedroom wall with stickpins indicating all the stations I had been in contact with.
I still get that same buzz out of being in contact with Flamenco enthusiasts from all over the world and love the motto over Broadcasting House, London....
"Nation shall speak unto Nation."

So that's it....oh, and I also learn/play a bit of Flamenco Guitar!

cheers,

Ron
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 17 2012 20:15:09
 
kudo

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RE: Your reason for being in the for... (in reply to Ron.M

nice to hear the story about the creation of this forum Ron,
quote:

I also learn/play a bit of Flamenco Guitar

I never heard you playing, you must be good by now assuming you started around the time the foro was made.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 17 2012 20:39:06
 
n85ae

 

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RE: Your reason for being in the for... (in reply to mrgearbox

Ron play's good.

Jeff
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 18 2012 2:32:08
 
Tomrocker

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RE: Your reason for being in the for... (in reply to n85ae

quote:

Ron play's good.


Oh Yea

http://www.btinternet.com/~flamenco/rontomatitospb.mp3

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 18 2012 8:37:17
 
kudo

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RE: Your reason for being in the for... (in reply to mrgearbox

Nice playing Ron ole!!

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 18 2012 12:13:03
 
marduk

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RE: Your reason for being in the for... (in reply to mrgearbox

ron... did you compose "rons buleria" that was used in a beginner challenge a while back? I forgot about that falseta until very recently so i started to play it (but i still dont play it well)

main thing i like about that is the managable alzapua at the end
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 18 2012 13:46:02
 
Ron.M

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RE: Your reason for being in the for... (in reply to marduk

n85ae, Tomrocker and kudo, grácias amigos..you are too kind!

marduk, I prefer to use "made-up" or "cobbled-together" rather than "composed"!

I think it's just a mish-mash of odd stuff floating around in my head from bits and pieces I've heard...

cheers,

Ron
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 18 2012 14:05:32
 
Pgh_flamenco

 

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RE: Your reason for being in the for... (in reply to Ron.M

This site has been a great learning experience for me. I know quite a bit about flamenco after reading so many posts and listening to so much music. The most interesting thing is that everything I've learned here has really changed my perspective on the styles of music I thought I already knew so well.


quote:

So that's it....oh, and I also learn/play a bit of Flamenco Guitar!


You might want to mention that you took lessons from Paco Pena decades ago and lived in Spain for a time, too. I don't think some of the newer members know that.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 18 2012 14:41:58
 
kudo

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RE: Your reason for being in the for... (in reply to Pgh_flamenco

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You might want to mention that you took lessons from Paco Pena decades ago and lived in Spain for a time, too. I don't think some of the newer members know that.
wwhhaatt? damn!! you lucky ....... I guess he is just way too humble

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 18 2012 16:42:37
 
Ron.M

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RE: Your reason for being in the for... (in reply to kudo

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took lessons from Paco Pena decades ago


Not formal lessons! I just met up with him informally some days while he was playing at a festival here. Seeing I was young and enthusiastic, he took pity on me and was kind enough to take the time to show me how to do some basic stuff.

cheers,

Ron
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 18 2012 16:54:26
 
marduk

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RE: Your reason for being in the for... (in reply to Ron.M

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marduk, I prefer to use "made-up" or "cobbled-together" rather than "composed"!

I think it's just a mish-mash of odd stuff floating around in my head from bits and pieces I've heard...


very handy for someone at my level. I get so carried away with dance classes that I dont know lots of falsetas yet. thanks
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 18 2012 22:28:30
 
kudo

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RE: Your reason for being in the for... (in reply to marduk

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very handy for someone at my level. I

I agree, its also good for me because I have never done Solea por Bulerias!

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 18 2012 22:44:29
 
Doitsujin

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RE: Your reason for being in the for... (in reply to laughing_stock

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To take meaningless polls, of course.


hahaha good job then! =)
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 18 2012 23:11:26
 
cathulu

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RE: Your reason for being in the for... (in reply to Doitsujin

LOL always thought Ron was the guy that needed moderation...


I am here because one day I hope to be able to play Flamenco

I am still waiting...

So now it is mainly lurking for entertainment.
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