Beginner Level – Lesson 1 (of 6) – Anonymous Romance


Since this is the beginner of the both
classical and flamenco guitar course, let’s not use my handmade Spanish
flamenco guitar. This Chinese guitar’s price is less than 199 $, so you cannot possibly have a worse guitar than this. I will explain that later. In this series of lessons on Anonymous
Romance our approach will be as if it would be a study, not a piece.
I will explain that later. Since this is the beginner of the both classical and
flamenco guitar course, let’s not use my handmade Spanish flamenco guitar.
3 different guitar constructors worked on it during the last quarter of the
century, and I played on it so much during these last 25 years, that
it really sounds amazing. It has that old type flamenco guitar sound with warm and
sharp bass frequencies, and a natural reverb and compression. We will get with
more detail in the concert guitar characteristics in the intermediate
flamenco course. This was my guitar of choice for the hotel gigs
and the corporate events. I usually keep it in the trunk of my car, it has a cheap piezzo condenser amplification, and I juststick a cable into the mixer and play.
As you can see, I have fixed so-called protection plate. (that I actually cut off
some transparent piece of plastic, It’s not even a proper golpe plate) – with a
transparent duct tape! Regarding the sound quality -there is
nothing worse than loosely gluing some material onto the guitars front board. So guitar wise – we are the same..! Or no, no, no, I have the situation even worse..! As you can see from this photo,
the nut on my flamenco guitar is 55 millimeters wide, while on this
guitar – is just 51. That creates a big problem for my huge fingers. I’m exactly
6 feet high, or 183 centimeters, so the strings are spread on my guitar more
than 3 millimeters then on this one. This Chinese marvel is also broken
and the plastic fitting for the amp with the battery is buzzing, so I had to stick in
this piece of sponge to kill the unwanted buzzing noises. This guitar’s
price is less than 199 $, so all in all, – you cannot possibly have a worse
guitar than this… We will first get into the techniques of the left hand, and all its vibratos, ornaments and jumps. And then, we will dedicate ourselves to
the right-hand mastering and , distinguishing the both “tirando” and
“apoyando” playing, for which I have created the whole series of exercises. So
you can truly master and properly play this piece. This Spanish guitar Classic
contains the most important arpeggio techniques, that will be the cornerstone
for every flamenco or classical song you’ll play in the future… Ok let’s go…!