Item description for Flamenco Guitar Method Volume 1: Book/CD/DVD Pack by Gerhard Graf-martinez...
Gerhard Graf-Martinez is a passionate flamenco guitarist and teacher. The wealth of his knowledge is captured in this two-volume work, which also reflects valuable experience gained from his activities as a tutor at national and international seminars and workshops. The CD included with volume 1 contains all the pieces and musical examples for Volumes 1 and 2. Besides being a pure pleasure to listen to "Flamenco puro," it also conveys the authentic sound and the pulsating "compas" of this music. This is the only way to learn to play the music properly yourself. The DVD will take you to the passionate world of Flamenco, and you will quickly immerse yourself in this Spanish musical phenomenon.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 9.25" Height: 12" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2005
ISBN 3795757681 ISBN13 9783795757687 UPC 841886002937
Reviews - What do customers think about Flamenco Guitar Method Volume 1: Book/CD/DVD Pack?
Good textbook/DVD/CD for Learning Flamenco Guitar Aug 17, 2008
This set of Book/DVD/CD provides an excellent training material for learning Flamenco Guitar for who has some background of playing guitar. I am quite satisfied with this set and have alreday got the Volume 2:book/DVD.
A true value, and an accessible and detailed method Apr 28, 2008
Graf-Martínez's Value Pack is truly a bargain. You get not only a text in a familiar, carefully annotated and progressive format, but also its parallel breakdown in lessons on both CD and video (DVD) format. The author's detailed explanations make much of the flamenco nuances accessible. Go through the DVD first to familiarize yourself with the material, put the CD in your digital player so you can enjoy it in your car or home, and then go back to the book and follow the method.
thanks Apr 27, 2008
thanks a lot, el libro, cd y dvd llegaron a tiempo, muchas gracias!! un manual practico para iniciarce en el mundo del flamenco
Flamenco Guitar Apr 11, 2008
The product lived up to my expectations. The DVD allowed me to see the way that the flamenco players accomplish techniques. It is a great way to introduce the flamenco guitar technique.
Progressively Wonderful Feb 28, 2008
I started with this DVD two months after I started playing the guitar. I found the DVD very helpful, and kind to myself as an ultra beginner (although I do read music).
PROS: *Martinez plays a song in its original speed; then, with tabs and music available to the viewer, he plays it much slower.
*The DVD starts with easy techniques, working its way to more difficult ones. The techniques are shown in regular speed, then a much slower speed.
*The camera gives close-up angles of right-hand techniques.
*Tabs are available.
*After a technique, a song follows using only that technique.
*A highlighted bar moves across the music showing where Martinez is playing. This also serves somewhat as a metronome.
*Wide range of techniques introduced and explained.
CONS: *The translator for Martinez sounds a bit awkward; nonetheless, every word translated is very comprehensible.
*Sometimes the tabulature (i.e. the actual numbers themselves) is hard to read.
*Rarely is there a close-up on the fingering hand of Martinez.
Overall: I cannot recommend this DVD enough for beginners--it has been immeasurably helpful for me, and has turned me into an intermediate player.