Foro Flamenco
Posts Since Last Visit | Advanced Search | Home | Register | Login

Today's Posts | Inbox | Profile | Our Rules | Contact Admin | Log Out



Welcome to one of the most active flamenco sites on the Internet. Guests can read most posts but if you want to participate click here to register.
This site is dedicated to the memory of Paco de Lucía, Ron Mitchell, Guy Williams, Linda Elvir, Philip John Lee and Craig Eros who went ahead of us too soon.
We receive 12,200 visitors a month from 200 countries and 1.7 million page impressions a year. To advertise on this site please contact us.





Hello from Istanbul, Turkey!   You are logged in as Guest
Users viewing this topic: none
  Printable Version
All Forums >>Discussions >>Intros >> Page: [1]
Login
Message<< Newer Topic  Older Topic >>
 
theblackcat

 

Posts: 57
Joined: Feb. 2 2010
From: Istanbul

Hello from Istanbul, Turkey! 

Hi All!

I've been lurking for a while, now that I feel I'm able to find more time for flamenco, I thought I'd say hi and thank everyone for making this forum an invaluable resource.

I've been playing the guitar for about 15 years. I've played mostly electric and had been shredding at mach speed when one day I came across this video clip of a guy called Tomatito playing a bulerias Here was a guy who I'd never heard of, playing with such intensity and passion as I'd never seen, without distortion! I was totally blown away, and have since seldom picked up my electric... The transition to nylon strings has felt weird at times, but I've noticed that I haven't lost any of my speed or technique on the electric, if anything, it feels easier to play than flamenco...

But I digress, this is just to say hello, thank you & I'll see you around!
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 9 2012 16:34:03
 
Argaith

Posts: 473
Joined: May 6 2009
From: Iran (living in London)

RE: Hello from Istanbul, Turkey! (in reply to theblackcat

Welcome on the foro and congratulations on your Flamenco bug;)

_____________________________

  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 9 2012 17:03:43
 
theblackcat

 

Posts: 57
Joined: Feb. 2 2010
From: Istanbul

RE: Hello from Istanbul, Turkey! (in reply to Argaith

Salam Argaith! Had a lot of Iranian friends when I was in the UK. Whereabouts in London are you?
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 9 2012 17:33:48
 
Leñador

Posts: 5237
Joined: Jun. 8 2012
From: Los Angeles

RE: Hello from Istanbul, Turkey! (in reply to theblackcat

Welcome fellow metal head! \ll/

In the last two years I've only touched my electrics when people ask me to come jam with them. Sometimes I have trouble just remembering the notes to the songs but as far as technique my left hand is way cleaner and my right hand has not diminished any, I think due to pulgar/alzapua. My ability to think up riffs and melodies has increased greatly. Flamenco will only make you a better shredder!
Good luck on your quest!

_____________________________

\m/
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 9 2012 17:48:16
 
theblackcat

 

Posts: 57
Joined: Feb. 2 2010
From: Istanbul

RE: Hello from Istanbul, Turkey! (in reply to Leñador

Thanks Lenador, good luck to us all, rock on!!
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 9 2012 18:09:39
 
Erik van Goch

 

Posts: 1787
Joined: Jul. 17 2012
From: Netherlands

RE: Hello from Istanbul, Turkey! (in reply to theblackcat

Interesting city Istanbul. Welcome to the forum and have fun :-)
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 9 2012 23:53:11
 
HolyEvil

Posts: 1239
Joined: Nov. 6 2008
From: Sydney, Australia

RE: Hello from Istanbul, Turkey! (in reply to theblackcat

welcome mate.. you'll enjoy this place immensely!
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 10 2012 7:10:37
 
Escribano

Posts: 6305
Joined: Jul. 6 2003
From: England, living in Italy

RE: Hello from Istanbul, Turkey! (in reply to theblackcat

Tomatito is a monster. Welcome to the forum!

_____________________________

Foro Flamenco founder and Admin
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 10 2012 7:15:26
 
Argaith

Posts: 473
Joined: May 6 2009
From: Iran (living in London)

RE: Hello from Istanbul, Turkey! (in reply to theblackcat

quote:

Salam Argaith! Had a lot of Iranian friends when I was in the UK. Whereabouts in London are you?


Salam mate, I live in Haringey which being Turkish I am sure you know well

_____________________________

  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 10 2012 10:10:17
 
Ruphus

Posts: 3782
Joined: Nov. 18 2010
 

RE: Hello from Istanbul, Turkey! (in reply to theblackcat

Eventhough way back ( when common sense hadn´t noticed yet that some in Spain were doing the flamingo ) my experience was exactly the way you describe it.

Even when you know the startling capabilities of the best pop & rock guitarists out there, any advanced flamenco player should floor you. It´s a revealation.

- The only exception I have found has been with youngsters grown up exclusively with either rap / techno or oriental yodel. Especially however the latter. Their ears were lost for anything else, no matter what. ( Independent of the greates rock & pop productions ever. And even with finest of flamenco they´d still shrug shoulders, saying they´d prefer traditional slim neck tremolo.) They were just numb for complexity of melody, rhythm and performance skills.

Anyway, welcome to the forum!

Ruphus
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 10 2012 12:22:24
 
theblackcat

 

Posts: 57
Joined: Feb. 2 2010
From: Istanbul

RE: Hello from Istanbul, Turkey! (in reply to Erik van Goch

quote:

ORIGINAL: Erik van Goch

Interesting city Istanbul. Welcome to the forum and have fun :-)

It sure is Thanks, sure will do!
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 10 2012 17:53:47
 
theblackcat

 

Posts: 57
Joined: Feb. 2 2010
From: Istanbul

RE: Hello from Istanbul, Turkey! (in reply to HolyEvil

quote:

ORIGINAL: HolyEvil

welcome mate.. you'll enjoy this place immensely!

Cheers, I already do
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 10 2012 17:55:30
 
theblackcat

 

Posts: 57
Joined: Feb. 2 2010
From: Istanbul

RE: Hello from Istanbul, Turkey! (in reply to Argaith

quote:

ORIGINAL: Argaith

Salam mate, I live in Haringey which being Turkish I am sure you know well


Not really, I do know that the north & north east of the City is swarmed with Turks though, I was surprised to hear so much Turkish being spoken around the City...
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 10 2012 17:58:47
 
theblackcat

 

Posts: 57
Joined: Feb. 2 2010
From: Istanbul

RE: Hello from Istanbul, Turkey! (in reply to Escribano

quote:

ORIGINAL: Escribano

Tomatito is a monster. Welcome to the forum!

Thank you Escribano, I feel welcome!
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 10 2012 18:00:35
 
theblackcat

 

Posts: 57
Joined: Feb. 2 2010
From: Istanbul

RE: Hello from Istanbul, Turkey! (in reply to Ruphus

quote:

ORIGINAL: Ruphus

Eventhough way back ( when common sense hadn´t noticed yet that some in Spain were doing the flamingo ) my experience was exactly the way you describe it.

Even when you know the startling capabilities of the best pop & rock guitarists out there, any advanced flamenco player should floor you. It´s a revealation.

- The only exception I have found has been with youngsters grown up exclusively with either rap / techno or oriental yodel. Especially however the latter. Their ears were lost for anything else, no matter what. ( Independent of the greates rock & pop productions ever. And even with finest of flamenco they´d still shrug shoulders, saying they´d prefer traditional slim neck tremolo.) They were just numb for complexity of melody, rhythm and performance skills.

Anyway, welcome to the forum!

Ruphus

I definitely agree, it's a pity & mainstream media is to blame to a degree. You can't force feed youngsters unmelodic, unmusical noise and expect them to appreciate talent, passion and musicality. Oh well, maybe you could argue the same for every form of art these days but anyway, thanks for the warm welcome
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 10 2012 18:05:28
 
gbv1158

 

Posts: 410
Joined: May 29 2009
From: Italy

RE: Hello from Istanbul, Turkey! (in reply to theblackcat

welcome on the foro!

.........I love the Istanbul architecture!

ciao,
Giambattista
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 10 2012 18:35:20
 
theblackcat

 

Posts: 57
Joined: Feb. 2 2010
From: Istanbul

RE: Hello from Istanbul, Turkey! (in reply to gbv1158

quote:

ORIGINAL: gbv1158

welcome on the foro!

.........I love the Istanbul architecture!

ciao,
Giambattista

Coming from an Italian, that would be quite a compliment. I love the "old" Istanbul as well, the Ottoman/Islamic architecture was what gave the city its characteristic appeal, but I think we've destroyed it over the last century. There's too much concrete and not enough trees at the moment for my taste. But cheers for the welcome!
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 14 2012 16:11:41
 
Florian

Posts: 9240
Joined: Jul. 14 2003
From: Adelaide/Australia

RE: Hello from Istanbul, Turkey! (in reply to theblackcat

Hi :-) welcome to the forum

_____________________________

Rest In Peace Ron, I will never ever forget you my friend.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 14 2012 21:49:07
 
theblackcat

 

Posts: 57
Joined: Feb. 2 2010
From: Istanbul

RE: Hello from Istanbul, Turkey! (in reply to Florian

quote:

ORIGINAL: Florian

Hi :-) welcome to the forum

Cheers mate!
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 15 2012 17:25:14
Page:   [1]
All Forums >>Discussions >>Intros >> Page: [1]
Jump to:

New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts


Forum Software powered by ASP Playground Advanced Edition 2.0.5
Copyright © 2000 - 2003 ASPPlayground.NET

0.046875 secs.