markodarko wrote:I know that these claims, in the face of the video by Denis Azabagic probably sound outlandish so I will no doubt have to record myself playing them when I'm fresh
That would be very impressive indeed! 16th notes at quarter note = 200 BPM seems close to impossible to me, even on a single string, I'd definitely like to see that video if you are offering to share it. I have heard some really fast flamenco players with i,m picado, but not classical players. Matt Palmer and some of 3 finger picado experts on youtube seem to be able to push that limit with an a,m,i technique.
This guy is doing 6 notes per click at 120, which is equivalent to about 1/16th notes at 160 BPM. It seems pretty close to as fast as I've ever heard, or would ever need. (120 BPM x 1.333) since it would be 1/3rd faster = about 160 BPM
This one seems like around 160 at the end too
This guy seems like a freak of nature, I'm not sure what the metronome marking would be, but it's up there.
Paco seems to top out around 184 BPM
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