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 Elvira, Philip John Lee, Craig Eros, Ben Woods, David Serva and Tom Blackshear who went ahead of us.

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.





I decided to give up on flamenco on regular basis   You are logged in as Guest
Users viewing this topic: none
  Printable Version
All Forums >>Discussions >>Off Topic >> Page: [1] 2    >   >>
Login
Message<< Newer Topic  Older Topic >>
 
kozz

Posts: 1766
Joined: Feb. 26 2009
From: Eindhoven NL

I decided to give up on flamenco on ... 

I decided to give up on flamenco on regular basis.
Looking where I am now from when I first started it can only mean two things, no talent or wrong approach.
No talent seems to be the obvious one for me. (Although living in an apartment building doesn't do good either)

I still enjoy listening flamenco, and I'll try to learn a falsetta or two over a period of time, but I have no drive anymore trying to able to play a set of palos. I'll just stick to solea and seguriyas whenever I feel picking op the guitar again.
Normans' falsetta collection is enough information for the next decades, and I'll never part from Anders' wonderfull guitar.

I also picked up an old hobby of mine, which always has been electronic music, and I am building my own modular synthesizer now, based on Don Buchla's and Serge Tcherepnin's visions, which is not like the synthesizers most people know based on Bob Moog's approach to electronic music.

Almost all my free time I put in soldering and studying electronics nowadays, and I am having a lot of fun with it!

Also I accepted an internal job replacement to India for at least a half a year which probably will be extended to a year.
This is a great oppurtunity for me, and also gives me time to dive into the musical culture from India nearby.

The offer to upload the Cantinas challenge is still valid and I am very eager to hear what has come out of it!

In the meantime I'll will put some material in the "For Sale" section, like books or videos, which are of no use for me anymore. I'll still have a few subscriptions to online lessons which seem to last forever, so whenever necessary I can go back to that.

Thanks all for the wonderfull time I had here on this foro, and the wonderfull people I've met!
Still I find it a shame that I could not meet up with some of you on the Boot Camp, that's something I really was looking forward to!

All the best!
kozz
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 4 2012 9:59:14
 
koenie17

Posts: 438
Joined: Feb. 25 2011
From: España

RE: I decided to give up on flamenco... (in reply to kozz

Hey man!!

Don´t give up Kozz! Just take it easy for a while. I know it can be really frustrating every now and then. But that´s no reason for giving up. I think everyone of us feels like you sometimes! Maybe you should try something new? Isn´t there a place in eindhoven where you can play together with some guitarist or even better with a cantaor? I know there are a couple of places in Amsterdam. Or take some lessons with a good guitarist! Just something to light up the spark again!
You have come too far to give up now!!

Veel geluk in India man!

Groetjes

_____________________________

  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 4 2012 12:14:36
 
Gummy

Posts: 495
Joined: Nov. 27 2005
From: North Carolina, USA

RE: I decided to give up on flamenco... (in reply to kozz

I have a similar situation. I'm going to play some rumbas and electric guitar for awhile. I still read the forum often because I enjoy the community and reading about people who study guitar. Have you seen the preview for live 9 and Push? They look good. Good luck with your synth!
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 4 2012 12:37:20
 
El Kiko

Posts: 2697
Joined: Jun. 7 2010
From: The South Ireland

RE: I decided to give up on flamenco... (in reply to kozz

Things just come and go in waves so maybe the flamenco thing is on a low at the moment but one day you will see something and it will all come back on a ' i need to do this now ' basis ....
I still have all my jazz guitar stuff and in fact I was play some the other day , just for a change of harmony really , one day you will be back ....

Anyway you can be on this site to help out and stay in touch with your frreids etc..yes?

And thanks for sticking it out on the CAntiñas challenge , maybe hearing some of us struggle ( me ) will make you think your not too bad at all...

_____________________________

Don't trust Atoms.....they make up everything.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 4 2012 14:25:32
 
BarkellWH

Posts: 3458
Joined: Jul. 12 2009
From: Washington, DC

RE: I decided to give up on flamenco... (in reply to kozz

I actually think you are smart to de-emphasize the commitment to flamenco, given the other possibilities in your life, Kozz. Unless one intends to play professionally, there is no need to proceed full-bore attempting to learn flamenco at the expense of other, equally important, facets of life. I continue to play and take lessons, but I know the limits of my ability, and I do it for my own enjoyment. It is fun to play once in awhile when friends are together, and it is fun to play alone for a bit of mental therapy. But there is no need to practice two or three hours a day unless you intend to pursue it seriously.

Relax and enjoy your life, and let flamenco guitar be one facet to call upon for enjoyment. Travel, reading, your pursuit of electronics, the job in India, all of these things will bring you joy. Flamenco (or any other activity, for that matter) can become an unhealthy obsession, pursued at the expense of other, equally important activities. Sometimes it is best to let go of such an obsession and relax.

Cheers,

Bill

_____________________________

And the end of the fight is a tombstone white,
With the name of the late deceased,
And the epitaph drear, "A fool lies here,
Who tried to hustle the East."

--Rudyard Kipling
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 4 2012 15:10:03
 
Gummy

Posts: 495
Joined: Nov. 27 2005
From: North Carolina, USA

RE: I decided to give up on flamenco... (in reply to BarkellWH

quote:

Sometimes it is best to let go of such an obsession and relax.


Indeed. I sold my golf clubs a couple years ago. What a relief. I no longer feel guilty when going past a course. No need to worry about going to the range or taking a lesson...
There's only so much time in life, we can't do everything.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 4 2012 15:33:17
 
Morante

 

Posts: 2178
Joined: Nov. 21 2010
 

RE: I decided to give up on flamenco... (in reply to kozz

Don't worry about it Kozz. I gave up flamenco guitar when my great friend and great cantaor José Millán died: the Gerundino is in a wardrobe somewhere. But, while I returned to playing blues, I still listen to cante.

When I left Ireland, I had to give up fishing for wild trout, which was practically my life. Flamenco was the compensation then.

Life moves in cycles which you cannot predict. Who knows, we might end up fishing or playing guitar together or learning to cook, or............
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 4 2012 16:11:11
 
edguerin

Posts: 1589
Joined: Dec. 24 2007
From: Siegburg, Alemania

RE: I decided to give up on flamenco... (in reply to kozz

Ah, fellow palmero!
Namaste.
But all things repeat themselves, so you'll probably be back to flamenco in a decade or so
And you'll be so much better then, because of all the life-experience and karma you'll have aquired...
Good luck

_____________________________

Ed

El aficionado solitario
Alemania
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 4 2012 17:17:04
 
Escribano

Posts: 6415
Joined: Jul. 6 2003
From: England, living in Italy

RE: I decided to give up on flamenco... (in reply to kozz

I know the feeling Kozz. I have much less time since going freelance and only picked up the guitar again recently. So now I dabble. Have fun in India.

_____________________________

Foro Flamenco founder and Admin
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 4 2012 17:23:49
 
kozz

Posts: 1766
Joined: Feb. 26 2009
From: Eindhoven NL

RE: I decided to give up on flamenco... (in reply to koenie17

quote:

ORIGINAL: koenie17

Hey man!!

Don´t give up Kozz! Just take it easy for a while. I know it can be really frustrating every now and then. But that´s no reason for giving up. I think everyone of us feels like you sometimes! Maybe you should try something new? Isn´t there a place in eindhoven where you can play together with some guitarist or even better with a cantaor? I know there are a couple of places in Amsterdam. Or take some lessons with a good guitarist! Just something to light up the spark again!
You have come too far to give up now!!

Veel geluk in India man!

Groetjes


Thanks Koenie,
I've been in kinda like situation before, this just feels different!
Eindhoven is not the most inspireing place to be for flamenco, Amsterdam was really great when I was still with my ex.
Maybe it just takes to blow up a few resistors to get the light shining again.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 4 2012 17:49:21
 
kozz

Posts: 1766
Joined: Feb. 26 2009
From: Eindhoven NL

RE: I decided to give up on flamenco... (in reply to Gummy

quote:

ORIGINAL: Gummy

I have a similar situation. I'm going to play some rumbas and electric guitar for awhile. I still read the forum often because I enjoy the community and reading about people who study guitar. Have you seen the preview for live 9 and Push? They look good. Good luck with your synth!


Hee Gummy,
Enjoy your outdoor experience also!
I will logon now and then to see whats goin on.

I've seen only a small preview of Live9, hope to see some more of it because I am not convinced yet.
You have to chech Aalto by Madronalabs and its wooden touch sensitive controller....wood sound so much better as plastic
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 4 2012 17:53:31
 
kozz

Posts: 1766
Joined: Feb. 26 2009
From: Eindhoven NL

RE: I decided to give up on flamenco... (in reply to BarkellWH

quote:

ORIGINAL: BarkellWH

I actually think you are smart to de-emphasize the commitment to flamenco, given the other possibilities in your life, Kozz. Unless one intends to play professionally, there is no need to proceed full-bore attempting to learn flamenco at the expense of other, equally important, facets of life. I continue to play and take lessons, but I know the limits of my ability, and I do it for my own enjoyment. It is fun to play once in awhile when friends are together, and it is fun to play alone for a bit of mental therapy. But there is no need to practice two or three hours a day unless you intend to pursue it seriously.

Relax and enjoy your life, and let flamenco guitar be one facet to call upon for enjoyment. Travel, reading, your pursuit of electronics, the job in India, all of these things will bring you joy. Flamenco (or any other activity, for that matter) can become an unhealthy obsession, pursued at the expense of other, equally important activities. Sometimes it is best to let go of such an obsession and relax.

Cheers,

Bill

Thanks Bill,
What you describe is actually the proces I've been goin thru.
I hope that the acceptence of my limitations towards flamenco playing eventually will bring some joy back when I'm ready for it.
Hopefully the India experience won't bring me the tabla virus,...a collegue of mine who was there last year allready gave me an address of a teacher
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 4 2012 17:59:02
 
kozz

Posts: 1766
Joined: Feb. 26 2009
From: Eindhoven NL

RE: I decided to give up on flamenco... (in reply to Morante

quote:

ORIGINAL: Morante

Don't worry about it Kozz. I gave up flamenco guitar when my great friend and great cantaor José Millán died: the Gerundino is in a wardrobe somewhere. But, while I returned to playing blues, I still listen to cante.

When I left Ireland, I had to give up fishing for wild trout, which was practically my life. Flamenco was the compensation then.

Life moves in cycles which you cannot predict. Who knows, we might end up fishing or playing guitar together or learning to cook, or............

Thanks for you kind words Morante!
Life indeed moves in cycles, strange thing though is it sometimes harder to accept than other times.
To be honest, I've never fished but seems like a perfect activity sharing stories and have a drink!
I'm still glad I have had the opportunity to enjoy cante, which I didn't know it existed before I got bitten by the flamenco bug
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 4 2012 18:06:06
 
kozz

Posts: 1766
Joined: Feb. 26 2009
From: Eindhoven NL

RE: I decided to give up on flamenco... (in reply to edguerin

quote:

ORIGINAL: edguerin

Ah, fellow palmero!
Namaste.
But all things repeat themselves, so you'll probably be back to flamenco in a decade or so
And you'll be so much better then, because of all the life-experience and karma you'll have aquired...
Good luck

Ola Ed,
Yeah, I keep my clothes in a plastic, will be handy in a decade.
Last week I watched our palmas experience again we had in Amsterdam...oh we were so rhytmically
Who knows brings the experience a Hello World shoutout
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 4 2012 18:12:11
 
kozz

Posts: 1766
Joined: Feb. 26 2009
From: Eindhoven NL

RE: I decided to give up on flamenco... (in reply to Escribano

quote:

ORIGINAL: Escribano

I know the feeling Kozz. I have much less time since going freelance and only picked up the guitar again recently. So now I dabble. Have fun in India.

Thanks Simon,
I really feel bad we're not able to meet at Boot Camp!

Actually I was suprised you picked up the guitar, or at least more noticable on the foro, and actually thought freelancing would have given you more time! But than again, freelance and more free time isn't actually a perfect combination, which for me is still a big barrier to make jump and start something for myself.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 4 2012 18:19:32
 
Escribano

Posts: 6415
Joined: Jul. 6 2003
From: England, living in Italy

RE: I decided to give up on flamenco... (in reply to kozz

quote:

Actually I was suprised you picked up the guitar, or at least more noticable on the foro, and actually thought freelancing would have given you more time!


It does, in a way... but then I get intense periods or either doing a lot of work or looking for work. Not sure how long I will continue before falling into the clutches of another multi-national, but I am having fun for the present.

_____________________________

Foro Flamenco founder and Admin
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 4 2012 18:24:02
 
kozz

Posts: 1766
Joined: Feb. 26 2009
From: Eindhoven NL

RE: I decided to give up on flamenco... (in reply to El Kiko

quote:

ORIGINAL: El Kiko

Things just come and go in waves so maybe the flamenco thing is on a low at the moment but one day you will see something and it will all come back on a ' i need to do this now ' basis ....
I still have all my jazz guitar stuff and in fact I was play some the other day , just for a change of harmony really , one day you will be back ....

Anyway you can be on this site to help out and stay in touch with your frreids etc..yes?

And thanks for sticking it out on the CAntiñas challenge , maybe hearing some of us struggle ( me ) will make you think your not too bad at all...

You're absolutle right kiki!
It seems most have something to fall back on, some on other guitar forms, some on something else.
Ofcourse I'll be logging on once in a while.

The thing about the Cantinas challenge which I enjoyed most for now was actually the challenge you organizing it!
I'd read some comments from you on other challenges, and I thought "Now I'm gonna get you"!
But you totally proved me wrong, you're doin an excellent job!
Me not keeping my word would be the worst thing to do, and being disrespectfull to you too!

Indeed I'm looking forward to the entries!
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 4 2012 18:32:29
 
El Kiko

Posts: 2697
Joined: Jun. 7 2010
From: The South Ireland

RE: I decided to give up on flamenco... (in reply to kozz

Hmmm , I wasnt really organising the Cantñas challenge , or I didnt set out to . I just thought , at the time the posts were a bit stale and there was not much movment so I suggested it , after that it went by itself a bit , then came back to me ,,, that was frightening as I thought someone else would pick up on doing it and I would just help

Anyway , so long as everyone has a good time , learns something about their own playing and gets feed back from the others involved , then everyone wins ...

Really thinking about it , I am surprised that more people are not in as it is a great opportunity to find out about how others hear you , and make a few freinds too...

Anyway your still needed here ,,... even though you have chosen the path that will lead you to kraftwerk and Stockhausen etc......

_____________________________

Don't trust Atoms.....they make up everything.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 4 2012 19:15:15
 
Ricardo

Posts: 14794
Joined: Dec. 14 2004
From: Washington DC

RE: I decided to give up on flamenco... (in reply to kozz

on flip side I have decided to spend more time with flamenco than I have. More time on foro and with my guitar in hand, listening etc...problem is only so many hours in the day and these pesky 7 days of the week thing are so limiting to what I want to put in.

_____________________________

CD's and transcriptions available here:
www.ricardomarlow.com
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 4 2012 19:49:06
 
Anders Eliasson

Posts: 5780
Joined: Oct. 18 2006
 

RE: I decided to give up on flamenco... (in reply to kozz

Kozz

I more or less gave up flamenco guitar 9 month ago. Reasons:

*... I got tired of the whole scene. It wasnt really giving me much anymore.

* I started devellopping pain in some left hand fingers 2 years ago, and it worries me.

* I started playing the violin after a 20 years break,

I still pick up the guitar here and then. Its a part of my job. I´ll see if I can play 15 min. a day or even just 10 min. Its nice to feel the instrument, but I´m not really into falsetas and other funky things anymore. I find it boring.

For me its not so important what i play, but it sure is important that I play and its been so for some 40 years. So go ahead with your soldering and electronic music. Maybe one day when we are old enough, we can get together and make some cross over with electronic music and acid violin.

_____________________________

Blog: http://news-from-the-workshop.blogspot.com/
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 4 2012 21:29:31
 
johnnefastis

Posts: 631
Joined: Jan. 10 2012
 

RE: I decided to give up on flamenco... (in reply to kozz

Hey Kozz, not chatted much but I do hope to see you around here in the future, I make electronic music instruments of sorts and think there is so much potential for flamenco / electronic crossovers.... I look forward to hearing something with the Indian flavour too.

Cheers
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 4 2012 22:40:08
 
Doitsujin

Posts: 5078
Joined: Apr. 10 2005
 

RE: I decided to give up on flamenco... (in reply to kozz

Life sucks kozz.. I wish you much fun in india!

Here I designed a meme for you..hehe



Images are resized automatically to a maximum width of 800px

_____________________________

  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 4 2012 22:51:21
 
Leñador

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

RE: I decided to give up on flamenco... (in reply to kozz

Do what makes you happy, the urge may come back stronger then ever years down the road. I nearly sold all my guitars 7 years ago but I held on to them....just because I guess. Didn't touch 'em for 5 years, now I practice probably more then I ever did.....just cus it makes me happy, if it didn't I'd go do something else.

_____________________________

\m/
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 5 2012 3:12:36
 
Ruphus

Posts: 3782
Joined: Nov. 18 2010
 

RE: I decided to give up on flamenco... (in reply to kozz

I suppose, what this thread might have in common to all of us, is that it makes you sorry.

After all it feels as if someone like you is giving up on a racy senorita whose sweetness turned out to be femme fatal´s medusa. The unveiling of a bogeyman´s potential threat smoldering deep in our hearts. Potentially threatening even to highly advanced players.

In view of advanced musicians who gave up playing, I used to think that they might have never been passionate to begin with. Maybe lurked in by unrelated images of making music, like giving colour to oneself, freeing from geek being, meeting chicks, etc.

But maybe resignation can hit the passionate too. Maybe even for being too passionate in the sense of being overly demanding.
And possibly sometimes you don´t even need yet to have set the benchmark too high, when you wittness exceptional cases of some mastering the guitar incredibly already after ~ 2 years or so. ( And before me going into general physiologics and ergonomics, defying the common "to each his own technique"-BS ...)


Whether enduring or dropping might also depend on the "glass half filled" or "glass half emptied" estimation.

As an autodidact who completely messed up after seeing Segovia on TV, from then on fighting his own limbs until entering state of focal dystonia which again I am trying to defeat since 7 or so years now ... I have had too many reasons to quit.

There has been appreciation by other guitarists and folks of the music business for certain achievements due and despite faked virtuosity, yet not leaving me satisfied; ever feeling sorts of like an original con-man.


What keeps me rolling the Sisyphean rock still must be just the immediate thrill with the sonics.
( I am an audiophil sucker who just is taking modern music pedagogics statement as premium that says such affiliation was indicating talent in the same time. - A talent gone astray for that matter, but whatever.)

This is not to say that I wouldn´t promptly engage an inspiring teacher and use systematic intelligence if I could go back in time, enyoing a so much more rewarding guitar career then ... Not saying, hence, that I was content with a messed up status quo and exemplary case of inefficiency through decades ...

But that appreciation, appreciation for the magic of the instrument, the lust felt when flesh leaves the strings, when the corpus talks to the diaphragm, is the engine of my passion.

Having stopped the pseudo virtuoso at some point in time, now since years focussing on mere but healthy technique to build up from scratch, and yet, even without the just-making-music sessioning, the sonics with mere technical exercising are stimulating enough to keep me going.

The times with hypothetical options of possibly emerging as the new talent out there must have been maybe the first three years or so, before adapting completely unergonomical postures. Only 3 years of a guitar playing path of nearly 40 years now.

Years without fancying, but with growing appreciation for progress.

In a next life I would be knowing all too well how to start out intelligently, without meaning to abort humble gains of the here and now.

And while respecting and valueing the depth and humbleness that precede a decision to quit: It feels like a pity when I hear of advanced player´s withdrawal. Either for their loss of musical proficiency or of their invested time.


Ruphus
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 5 2012 8:39:18
 
El Kiko

Posts: 2697
Joined: Jun. 7 2010
From: The South Ireland

RE: I decided to give up on flamenco... (in reply to kozz

quote:

Also I accepted an internal job replacement to India for at least a half a year which probably will be extended to a year.


Does this mean also you will be getting a sitar ?? of tabla stuff....that could be good in the flamenco world as well ...

_____________________________

Don't trust Atoms.....they make up everything.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 5 2012 8:51:02
 
Anders Eliasson

Posts: 5780
Joined: Oct. 18 2006
 

RE: I decided to give up on flamenco... (in reply to El Kiko

quote:

Does this mean also you will be getting a sitar ?? of tabla stuff....that could be good in the flamenco world as well ...



No no no... When Kozz goes to India he´ll start getting together with all these clean neohippies and after a while he´ll start making 'mystical electronic new age acid pop'. I will then join him for a few sit ins with my violin. And I might even sing a few morning mantras as well. ooooommmmmmm

_____________________________

Blog: http://news-from-the-workshop.blogspot.com/
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 5 2012 11:59:10
 
El Kiko

Posts: 2697
Joined: Jun. 7 2010
From: The South Ireland

RE: I decided to give up on flamenco... (in reply to Anders Eliasson

quote:

mystical electronic new age acid pop'

So you will need an electric Violin to fit in .. plenty of delay , chorus and reverb etc...
like this .......



Images are resized automatically to a maximum width of 800px

Attachment (1)

_____________________________

Don't trust Atoms.....they make up everything.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 5 2012 12:44:11
 
kozz

Posts: 1766
Joined: Feb. 26 2009
From: Eindhoven NL

RE: I decided to give up on flamenco... (in reply to Escribano

quote:

ORIGINAL: Escribano

quote:

Actually I was suprised you picked up the guitar, or at least more noticable on the foro, and actually thought freelancing would have given you more time!


It does, in a way... but then I get intense periods or either doing a lot of work or looking for work. Not sure how long I will continue before falling into the clutches of another multi-national, but I am having fun for the present.

I really admire the decission you made leaving from that big Multinational because of not agreeing which way they went, if I remember well.
Have fun, and I am looking forward to your Cantinas entry!
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 5 2012 17:01:20
 
kozz

Posts: 1766
Joined: Feb. 26 2009
From: Eindhoven NL

RE: I decided to give up on flamenco... (in reply to Ricardo

quote:

ORIGINAL: Ricardo

on flip side I have decided to spend more time with flamenco than I have. More time on foro and with my guitar in hand, listening etc...problem is only so many hours in the day and these pesky 7 days of the week thing are so limiting to what I want to put in.

Haha, I remember the days when that was my goal!
But you seem to be made for it, it just runs through all your veins.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 5 2012 17:04:44
 
kozz

Posts: 1766
Joined: Feb. 26 2009
From: Eindhoven NL

RE: I decided to give up on flamenco... (in reply to Anders Eliasson

quote:

ORIGINAL: Anders Eliasson
Kozz
I more or less gave up flamenco guitar 9 month ago. Reasons:
*... I got tired of the whole scene. It wasnt really giving me much anymore.
* I started devellopping pain in some left hand fingers 2 years ago, and it worries me.
* I started playing the violin after a 20 years break,

I still pick up the guitar here and then. Its a part of my job. I´ll see if I can play 15 min. a day or even just 10 min. Its nice to feel the instrument, but I´m not really into falsetas and other funky things anymore. I find it boring.

For me its not so important what i play, but it sure is important that I play and its been so for some 40 years. So go ahead with your soldering and electronic music. Maybe one day when we are old enough, we can get together and make some cross over with electronic music and acid violin.

Hee Anders,
I had some kinda feeling about it, but not for those reasons you mention.
It can be tiresome if the scene isn't inspireing anymore...for me was it the house scene at the moment it started to hit the charts.
Take care of your hands, you need them to shape the wood, wheter its a boat, violin or guitar!

Deal! We get together and go crossover, no boundaries!
Here's some inspiration, not a violin though but a beautifull instrument anyway:
http://vimeo.com/51623857

...and look at all the knobs
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 5 2012 17:14:39
Page:   [1] 2    >   >>
All Forums >>Discussions >>Off Topic >> Page: [1] 2    >   >>
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

0.109375 secs.