International recording and touring artist, Charles Sedlak will give you very detailed and entertaining lessons to get you started playing Flamenco guitar today! Charles will teach you proper form, technique and strumming patterns to master the lessons in this DVD and inspire you to create your own exciting Flamenco compositions. Learn techniques such as: Rasguedo, Rumba, Triplets, Picking Techniques, Malaguena, Tarantas, Soleares and More! Flamenco Made Easy Contains: Bonus Lessons, Interactive Lesson Charts, on-screen tabs and a PDF Tab Book!
The passion and fire of flamenco, with its driving dance rhythms and spectacular melodies, has inspired guitarists for generations. This Spanish Gypsy folk music has its roots in the Middle East, and you can hear strains of Arabic, Jewish, Eastern European, Indian and other ethnicities in its powerful rhythms and harmonies.
Jazz and flamenco first crossed paths not in Spain, but in the USA when Miles Davis and arranger/composer Gil Evans recorded “Sketches of Spain” in November 1959 and March 1960. It became one of the most successful jazz albums of all time. And the jazz musicians in Spain? They attempted to emulate – as did their colleagues world-wide – the American model. Jazz stood for open-mindedness; national folklore was thought of as too parochial. Spanish saxophonist Pedro Iturralde was the only musician who, under the influence of “Sketches of Spain”, added a couple of flamenco melodies to his repertoire as he toured Europe accompanied by two Germans and a Swiss. That’s why Joachim-Ernst Berendt sought him out to play at the 1967 Berlin Jazz Festival. With the festival’s motto “Jazz Meets the World”, Berendt was looking for a jazz-flamenco combination to fit the bill.
New version of the Paco de Lucía Integral, 27 CDs his complete work remastered. "Cositas Buenas", his last album, comes as a new in this new Integral. Now in a new economic format. This collection is a unique tour of the work of Paco de Lucia from 1964 to 2004. Paco de Lucía wanted to highlight his capacity as both composer and interpreter in this 1972 album, evoking with the title the duende —the name Flamenco artists give to the power that comes from within. There are ten extraordinary tracks, some with orchestral arrangements by Paco and Torregrosan —transcriber of the score for Paco de Lucía's work in the early years of his career—, here responsible for the musical direction and the arrangements. For the first time the sound engineer is credited: José Díaz Auñón. The inclusion of an orchestra was at Paco’s own request, although it seemed he wasn’t totally satisfied with the results.