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manicfingers

 

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Smokin': Amir-John Haddad alegrias 

I'm no great fan of speed for the sake of it, 'just to impress', but Amir John Haddad just rips your face off - 3 or 4 times at least, with this steaming picado, with some classy pulgar action throughout.

And a nice composition anyway, never mind the speed.

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jeroferecflamenkito

 

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RE: Smokin': Amir-John Haddad alegrias (in reply to manicfingers

I love it. Amir's playing is really great!
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BarkellWH

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RE: Smokin': Amir-John Haddad alegrias (in reply to manicfingers

I have never thought that speed equated with great flamenco. Amir John Haddad may play some very good flamenco, but it is not a result of his speed. Many times "speed" is simply used as a cheap parlor trick to impress. But there are far more accomplished flamenco guitarists who don't depend upon speed for the excellence of their playing. The constant quest for speed of picados to which many guitarists aspire does not imply their playing is superior.

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Don Dionisio

 

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RE: Smokin': Amir-John Haddad alegrias (in reply to manicfingers

Yes, a beautiful new piece for the guitar. His videos are always well-produced.
Thanks for posting it-very enjoyable!
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tri7/5

 

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RE: Smokin': Amir-John Haddad alegrias (in reply to manicfingers

Nice peg head there!
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Elie

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RE: Smokin': Amir-John Haddad alegrias (in reply to manicfingers

love this guy
he's so talented

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RE: Smokin': Amir-John Haddad alegrias (in reply to manicfingers

The run at 2:27 is behind. Cant understand why they left it like
that. The rest is pretty dead on.

He's a great player. Top notch tone and writing.

Lacking a little fire maybe.

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RE: Smokin': Amir-John Haddad alegrias (in reply to BarkellWH

quote:

there are far more accomplished flamenco guitarists who don't depend upon speed for the excellence of their playing


Now there's a recent thread on precisely this topic - looking for 'easier to play' flamenco pieces. Please share your favorites in that thread : )
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BarkellWH

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RE: Smokin': Amir-John Haddad alegrias (in reply to joevidetto

quote:

Now there's a recent thread on precisely this topic - looking for 'easier to play' flamenco pieces.


I think you misunderstood my comment. I stated, "I have never thought that speed equated with great flamenco....The constant quest for speed of picados to which many guitarists aspire does not imply their playing is superior."

The quest for speed does not necessarily equate to "more difficult to play" and "superior" flamenco," just as less focus on speed and more focus on other elements does not necessarily equate to "easier to play" or "inferior" flamenco.

Bill

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