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Ron.M

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Flamenco Master Program 

Sadly,I've finally decided to do away with the Buy Direct option for the program, since it's getting to be a bit of a chore now constantly answering enquiries about whether I can take credit cards or send out CD Roms etc for the direct price option, even though I explained in detail why this was not possible due to UK Bank charges.
The idea had been initially, to save UK folk a few bob by sending a UK Bank cheque directly to my address, rather than going through an American download service at the extra cost.
Also, I offered a free download service to Flamenco enthusiasts living in countries where it is difficult to get foreign exchange or the wage rate is particularly low.
For this I asked for a simple "snail mail" letter or postcard to confirm the country of origin.
But unfortunately I still receive "poorflamencoguy@hotmail.com" emails from folk wishing to save their dough to buy an extra beer LOL!
Obviously I don't blame them for chancing their hand, but I'm just getting a bit tired of it now.
Just thought I'd post this in case some folk think I'm some sort of money grabbing meannie!

cheers

Ron
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 31 2004 21:39:53
 
Miguel de Maria

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RE: Flamenco Master Program (in reply to Ron.M

What about MacUser@hotmail.com?
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 31 2004 21:54:16
 
Ron.M

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RE: Flamenco Master Program (in reply to Miguel de Maria

Hmmm...you mean the ones with the fancy leather jackets?
Afraid, I've not got around to doing it in mac or betamax or 8 track yet.

Ron
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 31 2004 22:15:04
 
Miguel de Maria

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RE: Flamenco Master Program (in reply to Ron.M

ooooouch!
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 31 2004 23:36:56
 
Florian

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RE: Flamenco Master Program (in reply to Ron.M

Ron
quote:

Also, I offered a free download service to Flamenco enthusiasts living in countries where it is difficult to get foreign exchange or the wage rate is particularly low.
For this I asked for a simple "snail mail" letter or postcard to confirm the country of origin.


That is such a nice gesture mate ! I am proud and honored to share the same forum as you.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 31 2004 23:48:42
 
Patrick

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RE: Flamenco Master Program (in reply to Ron.M

Ron,

I live in Oregon. People that live in New York think I live in a different country. They think we still have gun fights and plow our fields with horses, so do I get a free copy? LOL

Pat
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 1 2004 0:15:44
 
TANúñez

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RE: Flamenco Master Program (in reply to Patrick

quote:

They think we still have gun fights and plow our fields with horses


That's funny Pat. Some folks think the same of us Texans. We still have gun fights. They're just not at high noon or over a game of poker anymore.

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go pump some water from the well. Bath night.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 1 2004 1:03:01
 
Patrick

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RE: Flamenco Master Program (in reply to Ron.M

quote:

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go pump some water from the well. Bath night.


Around our parts, that's "bath year"!

Got to go get dinner up on the Interstate. You all call that "road kill"
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 1 2004 1:22:02
 
Merle

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RE: Flamenco Master Program (in reply to Patrick

Well, living here in Utah with my five wifes...I won't EVEN TELL you guys what I EAT!!

Merle

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 1 2004 3:12:43
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RE: Flamenco Master Program (in reply to Ron.M

Ron,

I bought flam master 2 years ago, and found it extremely cheap. Has there been any upgrades, news etc.
And please give me the webpage.

Anders
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 1 2004 7:46:30
 
Ron.M

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RE: Flamenco Master Program (in reply to Guest

Thanks Anders!
RegNet was taken over by a new company and they now can provide a CD Rom version as well as an internet download.
I tried to keep the program fairly basic and easy to use and although it can be used as a "poor man's" backing track, it was really just intended to be a fun practise metronome.
I had a very much more ambitious plan for a fully programmable, multi channel, high quality version with Jaleo etc which would have sounded very life like, but that would have involved mucho programming and the professional version of VB, and considering the very small market for such a product I came to the conclusion that I could use my limited free time better practising guitar instead! LOL.
The next project I'd had in mind was a "Slowdown" program, but a couple of guys beat me to it with a program called "SlowBlast".
I'm not a professional programmer, so it was an interesting one-off experience for me and also a chance to find out more about the technical side of the Internet, but I'm afraid I've hung up my programming gloves now and leave programming to the experts while I concentrate on practising my own compás!

By the way, the site is www.guitartechnique.com

cheers

Ron
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 1 2004 9:18:18
 
Billyboy

 

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RE: Flamenco Master Program (in reply to Ron.M

That multi channel program would have been awesome, I find with the Compas CD's are great with trad style but with more complex stuff it is difficult to follow, how great it would be to have a visual cue as to were the beats were located, eventually playing by feel, I have tried putting FM along side the compas CD but they go out of sync, the only other way would be to double track the compas CD with a track of you audibly counting out the beats, but it gets messy, still I agree that the beauty of FM is its simplicity of use, and is an awesome program for what it is.
Dave
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 1 2004 11:19:30
 
Escribano

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RE: Flamenco Master Program (in reply to Ron.M

quote:

that would have involved mucho programming and the professional version of VB


To get those multichannel timings right you would be using C or Assembler.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 1 2004 12:12:59
 
Ron.M

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RE: Flamenco Master Program (in reply to Escribano

Simon,
Now there's a great project for you inbetween working, restoring cars, building guitars and practising Flamenco!

cheers

Ron
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 1 2004 12:32:08
 
Escribano

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RE: Flamenco Master Program (in reply to Ron.M

quote:

Now there's a great project for you inbetween working, restoring cars, building guitars and practising Flamenco!


Sorry the market is too small How does the Graf-Martinez metronome stand up against FM?

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 1 2004 14:03:56
 
Ron.M

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RE: Flamenco Master Program (in reply to Escribano

quote:

How does the Graf-Martinez metronome stand up against FM?


I looked at it last a couple of years ago and I seem to remember the presentation being really nice. I'm not sure if it just produces clicks on the beat or not though?
I think there is a free demonstration download on the site.

cheers

Ron
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 1 2004 14:29:12
 
Escribano

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RE: Flamenco Master Program (in reply to Ron.M

He gave me a free key so I might check it out but I hate practising in front of the computer.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 1 2004 18:16:54
 
Miguel de Maria

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RE: Flamenco Master Program (in reply to Ron.M

Simon,
practising in front of the computer is great! You can use your amazing slowdowner, play along with CDs, use the compas CDs, use the Flamenco Master if you don't have a Mac like I do. The other great invention in the history of the guitar is the mirror. Everyone should practice in front of the mirror at least a couple times a week. To check out your hand positions, visible stress, and "picado face."
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 1 2004 18:25:08
 
Ron.M

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RE: Flamenco Master Program (in reply to Miguel de Maria

I used to do Carlos Santana "air" guitar in front of a mirror.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 1 2004 19:42:10
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RE: Flamenco Master Program (in reply to Escribano

Simon,

You´re not alone, I to hate practising in front of the computer. I´ve got all these programs etc, but I hardly use them. Prefer looking at the mountains. I think it´s called inspiration.
And I don´t care about picado faces. If someone doesnt like it, well, look the other way.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 7 2004 7:35:47
 
Billyboy

 

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RE: Flamenco Master Program (in reply to Guest

I have recorded FM at different speeds onto a CD which I play on the sterio player
Dave
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Paco E.

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RE: Flamenco Master Program (in reply to TANúñez

quote:

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go pump some water from the well. Bath night.


Are you doing that every month? LOL

Ed
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