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ES means Electric-Spanish...

Post by 12bar » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:41 am

So I noodled around with some spanish-sounding notes on my Sheraton (ES-335's sister) with it's Spanish heritage :lol:
Not too serious, I'm not a flamenco/classical guitar player. :wink:


Mala_mixdown.mp3 - (3.94 MiB)


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Re: ES means Electric-Spanish...

Post by VikingBlues » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:42 pm

You managed some rather nylon classical sounds with some of those notes!

Nicely played anyway and I enjoyed the listen. :thumbsup:
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Re: ES means Electric-Spanish...

Post by 12bar » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:28 am

Thanks!
It's easier to play it on a nylon, but I can't record it... :big_smile:

Next one will be a Blues - back to the roots! :bb:

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Re: ES means Electric-Spanish...

Post by VikingBlues » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:10 am

So as to keep Spanish all in one thread, I did have a go earlier this year at trying to get back into flamenco / Spanish guitar.

I have a small size La Mancha Rubi classical guitar (cedar top), with a short scale that is kinder to my finger joints.

I quite liked the way this one ended up, but I'm afraid I ran of steam very quickly and haven't played at the genre for a good few months. :sad:

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Nearly Peteneras.mp3 - (3.36 MiB)

Recorded onto a Zoom H4n Portable Recorder. A nice piece of value for money gear for acoustic recordings. :D
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Re: ES means Electric-Spanish...

Post by 12bar » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:28 am

:pray: That sounds great, more Spannish and reminds me that I don't have a real classical guitar - GAS attack! :big_smile:

You master it very well, is it a composed piece or improvised?

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Re: ES means Electric-Spanish...

Post by VikingBlues » Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:42 am

I don't know enough about the style. So not improvised, it's a piece out of an "Introduction to Flamenco Guitar" book.

The La Mancha Rubi I have is just 530mm scale length - called "Half Size" - nearly 20% shorter than the standard.
The fretboard / nut is slightly narrow than standard at 48mm.
With a body size about 15-20% smaller for the various dimensions it's a very comfortable guitar to play.
With a full size classical guitar the combination of long scale, wide fretboard and a flat fretboard makes it an unpleasant experience for my left hand finger joints. :sad: It was playign a full sized classical guitar a lot that first triggered the joint pains.
The little La Mancha doesn't sound half bad as well.

£170 when I bought it, now £210 - and great value for money. :clap:
La Mancha are a German business by the way.
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Re: ES means Electric-Spanish...

Post by 12bar » Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:10 pm

We do have two 3/4 size nylon strings in our home, for the kids. But they are cheap ones, playable only on the first 5 frets.
Yours sounds much better. :thumbsup:

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Re: ES means Electric-Spanish...

Post by VikingBlues » Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:55 pm

12bar wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:10 pm
We do have two 3/4 size nylon strings in our home, for the kids. But they are cheap ones, playable only on the first 5 frets.
Yours sounds much better. :thumbsup:
Thanks! :D
My old Suzuki Classical was a bit lacking in quality. Not bad, wormanlike, but not much pleasure to be had from playing it.

La Mancha seem to apply quality to even their cheaper guitars.
I noticed 18 LaMancha school guitars were given the title "Recommended Model 2017/2018" by the European Guitar Teachers Association.

A mixture of German development, Spanish design and Asian manufacturing that seems to work well. :thumbsup:
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Re: ES means Electric-Spanish...

Post by tytlblues » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:54 am

Wow....sorry for the delayed listen! Very authentic sounding! Just fabulous!
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Re: ES means Electric-Spanish...

Post by VikingBlues » Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:30 am

As this thread has the "Spanish" theme ....

Play in even a tuning like Csus2 and if it's minor scale then eventually there's a stopover in Spanish territory. :big_smile:
This little routine fell under the fingers today for some reason.

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Re: ES means Electric-Spanish...

Post by tytlblues » Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:07 am

Yeah...very spanish sounding... lovely sound VB!!!!
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Re: ES means Electric-Spanish...

Post by Blindboy » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:45 pm

Very nice Spanish sounds in this thread. I don't play it, but my father was a very accomplished flaminco/classical player. This thread brings back fond memories. :D
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Re: ES means Electric-Spanish...

Post by VikingBlues » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:55 pm

Thanks Tytl. :D

It's a shame that classical guitars are so tough on the left hand - flat wide fretboard and some horrendous stretches for notes. Off limits now.

Good memories are worth holding onto BB - I have memories of my father and classical music, but piano rather then guitar. I think it did create an interest in me for playing an instrument, and it made great listening too.
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