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hell yyeaaaaa

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I started at 20, I wish I started at 4.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 10 2007 9:53:47
 
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oh yea? well, i wished is started in utero.
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great thread title.....

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Actually I don't know when I really started to play flamenco. I was 12 or 13 when I learned a rumba strumming and the am G F E progression.

But I was much older when I heard about compas for the first time.

I don't know if I would have wanted to play flamenco (beyond that mentioned rumba) when I was 12.
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I wish I had started younger especially for the fact of all those years of classical training that made it so hard to play apoyanda.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 10 2007 12:44:58
 
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I dont really care. I´m happy with where I am and where I´m going. I started playing music when I was 8, so flamenco is just another kind of music and I´m glad I did what I did.

I know it sounds hippy happy , but its the way I feel.

On the other hand, I wish I had started saving money many years ago

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quote:

I dont really care. I´m happy with where I am and where I´m going. I started playing music when I was 8, so flamenco is just another kind of music and I´m glad I did what I did.

I know it sounds hippy happy , but its the way I feel.

On the other hand, I wish I had started saving money many years ago



Ander's you've got the right idea!

I started playing guitar when I was fifteen, and flamenco at 45 (two years ago).
I've made more progress these past two years that in the entire 30 years
before. I'm happy I started Flamenco period. Who cares how old you are? It's
the journey, not the destination isn't it?

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 10 2007 14:07:20
 
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Well I started guitar when I was 12, pick on electric, and heard flamenco when I was 15. But I wish I had started learning to PLAY flamenco when I first started. I started acutally trying to play flamenco at 21. I feel my right hand is about 10 years behind my left hand in terms of development. But I feel it slowly catching up.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 10 2007 14:26:38
 
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me too
I started at 27
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 10 2007 14:35:40
 
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I wish I had started earlier and had known how difficult it is to become a good player.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 10 2007 15:19:08
 
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i started guitar at 13 (electric) so im only bother by this flamenco thing.
im so hoplessly behind

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I believe Nintendo DS's Dr Kawashima. I'm fluctuating between 27 and seventy something. I do notice sometimes I play better, other times hopeless.
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I started with 6. But it depends on how much you practice and hoew much you like it. If your parents just want it..you can start with 1 and become nothing.
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There's also the raw unadulterated fact, that some people got it, and
some don't. The name mentioned yesterday "Stevie Ray Vaughn" simply
had it. No amount of practice can give that to you.

Practice can bring out your potential, but the truth is we aren't all going
to become Gerardo, or Paco, etc. So being the best we can is about all we
can do I think.

I use to aspire to be like Al Dimeola, and developed pretty good technique,
etc. But sitting near the front row at one of his concerts enlightened me to
the fact, that simply put - He has a gift, that I don't have. :)

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I started playing seriously at 8 yrs...and listened to flamenco when I was 3... that must make me AMAZING!
hmmm,
at least now I am getting the chance to play for singers here, they tell me to go practise more.. (sigh)
I also lost the tip of my fefthand middle finger a few years back which makes it harder to do that stretch to the 4th fret holding down a b chord.. makes for a sad bulerias!

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heres my finger!
notice grubby luthiers hands.. must wash more



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i wish i had never started flamenco because then i wouldnt now wish that i had started Flamenco much earlier

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i started at 16, with no knowldge, i was playing all the things,
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quote:

I started electric at 17 and flamenco at 18. I am 21 now


Hey seriously.... Whats your problem? You got a whole life in front of you

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heres my finger!
notice grubby luthiers hands.. must wash more


Dont post pictures like this. Makes me worried. I´m not going to work today....

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hi anders
actually my finger accident had nothing to do with guitarmaking or woodwork. It was in a door! so, with all my working with dangerous machinery it had to be something else!
go to work, its safe!
my motto is that every home should have a guitar so at whatever age, young, old, someone picks it up...and gets the buzz.

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yeah i started playing flamenco almost two years ago at 37 but i tell you what, when i was a kid, i was too busy throwing rocks at cars, skateboarding, then later getting high, hanging out in parking lots and chasing girls to be bothered with serious hours inside practicing.

i'm more focused and dedicated than ever. now if i could just stop all this work and travel crap to have an unbroken month of practice, i'd be happy. i figure in the last five months, i've only been able to be at home and practice for two of them.

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quote:

ORIGINAL: Shroomy726

For example, does anybody have trouble doing this chord?

E-------5---------------
B-------5---------------
G-------5---------------
D-------2---------------
A------------------------
E------------------------

I have a hard time doing it (even with capo in 3rd fret), specially with my legs crossed.



Have you tried to just use your pinkie over the three strings in the 5th fret?
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