6/28/15

Acoustic Solo - Waiting For Tomorrow





The song "Waiting For Tomorrow" was recorded via the Zoom H1 (picture below) with effects coming from the Yamaha THR5a (pic below) acoustic amp. The original composition was mixed with some 'appropriate' pictures using Windows Movie Maker app to produce this video. The Seagull Mahogany Folk guitar was used for this song. - AcousticTwang








Yamaha THR5a
and Zoom H1 (below)















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6/27/15

Acoustic solo - Black Alley Cat (Original arr.)





Hi, I'm posting my first video here after procrastinating for ages to do  it. "Black Alley Cat" is my own original composition and is played in Open C tuning which is C-G-C-G-C-E.

Apart from the standard guitar tuning, Open C tuning is one of my favourite tunings, the other one is Drop D tuning. I have done a number of original compositions in Open C and I hope to post on this site when the time is ripe.

The acoustic guitar which I have for more than 12 years now is the Seagull Mahogany Folk Duet with an L R Baggs pickup. I believe Canadian guitar maker Godin who produced this guitar has stopped making this model.

PS:  There are more of my postings at "Acoustic Ramblings" on my Google+ page. You are welcome to visit the site there
https://plus.google.com/collection/QzEsY?hl=en



-- AcousticTwang


3/31/15

Tomatito Bulerias - Gypsy Passion and Fire




Born in Almeria, Spain, in 1958 and coming from a gypsy family, Fernandez Torres "Tomatito" is today a flamenco guitarist without "compás" - an exceptional talent who was once dubbed the "Pope of the buleria" because when you see him play in private or at a flamenco gathering, he exudes a quality of playing the guitar that's an unforgettable moment in this musical genre.

Tomatito's style is rhythmic and elegant. He possesses an innate sense of rhythm but the compás is engraved on his subconscious. He doesn't need to think twice as he plays - a true mark of his absolute mastery of the compás. A guitarist without "compás" may play his own music which may have some flamenco characteristics, but it will never be genuine.

Tomatito embarked on his career in the 1980s when he formed what was to become the most famous of flamenco duos with Camarón, and then, taking the path prepared for him by Paco de Lucía, performed with accompanists such as Antonio and Juan Carmona (Ketama), Antonio Canales and El Duquenque.

Although this gypsy maestro has clearly established his career as a solo guitarist and flamenco temple guardian, he remains very much a man, a gypsy of his time.

This 1980 video clip shows Tomatito was way ahead of his time with modern syncopation. Despite his modern style, he keeps an earthy "gypsy" sound in his playing. This clip below is from "Rito y Geografia del Toque" DVD set, which is a must for any guitar aficionado. - AcousticTwang