Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Guitar Lessons Flamenco Made Easy Learn How to play Flamenco guitar instructional video|
Actor: Charles Sedlack
Director: Music Star Productions
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
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Your Uncle Arlo teaches flamenco guitar
Mel Beckman | Oxnard not just a pretty name, CA United States | 08/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Charles Sedlak is not what you'd call a pedantic music instructor. He's more like Arlo Guthrie showing you some licks in the back room after a set at the Berkeley Cafe. In this DVD Sedlak assumes you have the basics of the guitar figured out and just want to sound like a flamenco guitarist. He doesn't dwell on the musical tradition behind flamenco, spend time teaching you all the forms, or hold forth on the nuances of technique.
He just shows you how to get the flamenco sound, while informally teaching you some cool sounding but easy to play pieces. And sometimes that's all you want. Formal flamenco studies are slow going. Sedlak gets you to the payoff quickly, so you can sound like you halfway could actually BE a flamenco player, with just a few weeks of consistent practice.
There is much, much more to flamenco than Sedlak presents in this video course. But you're more likely to stay motivated with this material, especially if you're a begninning flamenco player, than if you take the long road of the flamenco purist. Even intermediate players will find some nifty secrets to add flair to their playing. And in contrast to the sometimes stupefying cadence of other flamenco teachers, Charles, with his long hair and wavy eyes, is wonderfully entertaining.
Ben Martin | Lake Tahoe | 03/11/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The instructional DVD is definitely helpful. It has a number of excellent right hand strumming & picking patterns. Don't let the heavey metal appearance of Charles Sedlack fool you. The DVD is well suited to people like myself who have never played flamenco guitar. He does a good job breaking down the right hand patterns in to smaller segments so that any one can learn them with practice. He also slows them down so they are understandable."
Best Out Of Three
Demetrios Pappas | Louisiana | 01/19/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I purchased two other flamenco guiter programs from amazon that were rated 4 1/2 to 5 stars and they unfortunately were not good for beginners in flamenco. I am a seasoned guitar player and I had no idea what was being presented. I rented Charles Sedlak's dvd and must say...it is a real easy approach to flamenco. So I purchased it her at amazon, which by the way offered the best price. In a matter of weeks, I was able to play like I had been playing for years. Best one out there! He breaks it down step by step and teaches you songs in the process....I give it 5 stars..."
Good DVD if you already play guitar
D. Phelps | Texas | 01/06/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is clearly not intended for someone who has never played the guitar before (although you can download a PDF from the website that explains chords, TAB, and other annotations). The author moves quickly and assumes you know your way around a guitar and playing chords. He spends his time where he should, which is on the specifics of the Flamenco technique that are different from standard guitar playing.
If you already play guitar of some sort and want a quick way to add a little Flamenco to your repertoire, then this DVD is for you. He goes through several basic Flamenco strumming and picking patterns and through a couple of complete songs. The TAB for the songs is available on the website (password comes with the DVD). This is all many of us want (including myself) and I was very pleased with the DVD. However, if you want a very thorough and methodical Flamenco instruction manual, this is not for you.