The Spanish Television GiraldaTV.es has broadcasted an exciting presentation of the new La Sonanta Flamenco Guitar DVD lessons by Paco Fernandez.
Available in both DVD and book format, La Sonanta’s ‘Flamenco Guitar Maestro Classes’ are created in close collaboration with the world’s best gypsy guitar maestros, who are the true treasure keepers of flamenco guitar music.
In these series, renowned flamenco guitar maestros reveal the secrets behind their flamenco guitar playing. Starting from the basics of flamenco guitar technique, they use step-by-step exercises based on their own CD compositions. Following these clear lessons will enable you to reach the final level of the Flamenco Guitar Maestro Classes which will allow you to play along with the Maestros’ stage performance of the same compositions.
Our ‘Flamenco Guitar Maestro Classes’ DVDs include a number of aids that help you to enjoy learning, such as:
• Multi-camera views showing simultaneously both the left and right hand guitar performances of all compositions at a slow pace.
• Authentic flamenco guitar transcriptions, approved by the maestro, in both standard music notation and tablature
• On screen rhythmical flamenco compas guidance of the original CD tracks
At La Sonanta we know that the secret of Flamenco guitar is more than simply technique. That is why our DVDs provide you with an in-depth understanding of and background to flamenco life and guitar culture through revealing interviews with the maestro, his friends and family.
In the first of these flamenco guitar DVD series, the maestro and composer ‘Paco Fernández’ invites us, not only to study his techniques and exercises, but also to acquire the complete compositions of his latest CD Sastipén Talí, a fascinating balanced blend between traditional and modern flamenco guitar music. Sastipén Talí enables us all to discover flamenco in its purest form...going on a journey through different musical styles such as Indian, African, Andalusian rhythms and the unmistakable flamenco guitar sound of Paco Fernández.
Paco Fernandez was born in 1967 in Triana, in the heart of one of the most prestigious families in the world of flamenco. The legacy of his father, Curro Fernandez, and his mother, Pepa Vargas, versed Paco as well as his brother José and sister Esperanza, in the most pure gypsy style. With one of the most recognized flamenco families, La Familia Fernandez, Paco performed at the best festivals and concerts in Spain, America, Europe, Japan and India. Paco has performed and recorded with leading flamenco singers such as Camarón de la Isla, El Farruco, El Chocolate, Potito, Duquende, Niña Pastori as well as with leading flamenco guitar players such as Gerardo Núñez, Tomatito, Raimundo Amador, Rafael Riqueni, Anton Jimenez and with leading flamenco dancers such as Antonio Canales, Joaquín Cortés, Juana Amaya and many more.
All music composed and played by Paco Fernández
Transcription and fingering by Rezar Domínguez
Executive Producers Geert Doumen, Rezar Domínguez
Computer score/tab by Robert Bekkers, Rezar Domínguez
Photography and Art Layout by Marit Schauer
Book translated by Jacky Westerhof , Diana Esteban Barco
Cover Layout by Steen Bentall
Shooting location at Triana (Sevilla)
Editing by La Sonanta Studios
Sound Engeneering by Ewan Camaron, Geert Doumen