Who is this Falmenco Player?

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Who is this Falmenco Player?

Post by meouzer » Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:07 pm


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Are great flamenco players really a dime a dozen? Why isn't this guy famous?

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Re: Who is this Falmenco Player?

Post by Cloth Ears » Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:23 pm

He is not a flamenco player.

Listened the whole way through. A truly awful player.

Joss stick in the strings? Really?


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Just noticed that I misread your title:

I think you meant 'failmenco' :lol:

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Re: Who is this Falmenco Player?

Post by dory » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:07 pm

This isn't exactly traditional flamenco but it does have some flamenco-like aspects. I don't love this guy either but isn't it all a matter of taste?
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Re: Who is this Falmenco Player?

Post by guitarrista » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:26 pm

That's not flamenco at all, or even flamenco-ish- it is some kind of etude in duple meter played in triplets all the way through, and might come from electric guitar (it is more suitable for a plectrum than for finger-picking, and this guy almost plays it that way). What flamenco elements?
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Re: Who is this Falmenco Player?

Post by Pede » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:30 pm

It is, with al respect for the guy, not so special at all.
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Re: Who is this Flamenco Player?

Post by Isabelle Frizac » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:34 pm

His name is Estas Tonne, and he is not a flamenco player.
Street musician in Germany.
He plays "Spanishades", no flamenco.

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Re: Who is this Falmenco Player?

Post by meouzer » Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:50 pm

Isabelle Frizac wrote:
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:34 pm
His name is Estas Tonne, and he is not a flamenco player.
Street musician in Germany.
He plays "Spanishades", no flamenco.
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Thanks for that. He's a little more than a street musician. His web site is at https://estastonne.com. where he has a number of music videos
I'm already a fan Spanishades.

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Re: Who is this Falmenco Player?

Post by meouzer » Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:17 pm


Youtube

OK! Found the full length version of The Golden Dragon, with much better sound quality. Don't know why the one in the OP wasn't as good.
It doesn't start until the 55 second mark.

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Re: Who is this Falmenco Player?

Post by PeteJ » Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:01 pm

Whatever it is it's fun. To say he's 'little more than a street musician' is a backhanded compliment in my book.

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Re: Who is this Falmenco Player?

Post by Andrew Fryer » Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:14 pm

He's very good at what he does.
What he does is play turgid wannabee stadium rockmenco.
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Re: Who is this Falmenco Player?

Post by bear » Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:02 pm

I think he's entertaining. He doesn't need to be more than that to gain a following and make a living.
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Re: Who is this Falmenco Player?

Post by philip caldwell » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:32 pm

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Re: Who is this Falmenco Player?

Post by Adrian Allan » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:42 am

This sums up where the general public is at in regards to music appreciation.

Why bother learning something like Bach, when you get wow and dazzle people by plucking around the fretboard in E minor?

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Re: Who is this Falmenco Player?

Post by Gary Macleod » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:11 am

Awful guitar playing, really really awful.

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Re: Who is this Falmenco Player?

Post by Adrian Allan » Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:16 pm

Gary Macleod wrote:
Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:11 am
Awful guitar playing, really really awful.
That raises an interesting point

From the viewpoint of the general public, who look pretty enamoured with his playing, they would no doubt say that he was a "brilliant player".

Whereas if you put him next to a brilliant classical player performing Britten's Nocturnal with an exemplary technique, I know that the public would prefer the flash player.

It just shows the depth of the chasm between classical values and those of the general public.

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