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compas solea...primera vez (guitarra flamenco)



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This is more of a call for advice, again, than anything else.
My guitar teacher (John Lawrence of New Orleans, for those curious flamencos out there) suggested I record myself to hear better my mistakes.
So, I decided to start with a solea, the mother of flamenco music, because I've been doing a lot of work in it recently. (And boy do I hear the mistakes.)
I recorded this on a crappy mic with no effects and straight EQ. I also only corrected my most egregious errors. There are still plenty.
Getting to the point: What should I be keeping in mind while recording? What kind of levels should I be playing at? Should I be messing with the highs, mids, or lows in any way? What effects do/don't work with nylon guitars?
Flamenco has a lot of inflection, a lot of volume changes throughout any piece. Besides the rasqueados and alzapuas, which can be loud, there are the golpes, which seemed to totally blow out my recording levels. How do I avoid that? Then there are the delicate parts. I mean, should I just be recording the piece in parts and then going back and adjusting the levels for each part later before final mixdown? That seems annoying.
Entonces, muchos gracias para sus aviso, clasico y flamenco guitarristas.
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Feter said 3808 days ago (February 12th, 2009)
compas solea
I m not expert in classical guitar work ...so I would just say with
practice ,very nice you are there to reach your goal ..very nice playin
it need some work on some spots ..and a lil reveb would do it justice ..
thnx for sharn !!!!
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bageltogo said 3781 days ago (March 11th, 2009)
i messed with reverb a little. when i make a cleaner recording, there were several effects i thought about adding. flamenco surf rock guitar is pretty awesome. much obliged.
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LunaTrick said 3808 days ago (February 12th, 2009)
Its quite well played...
and you are well on your way with this style. The guitar sounds slightly out of tune to my ears though...
Keep going with this....
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bageltogo said 3781 days ago (March 11th, 2009)
the guitar was not out of tune, my recording was crappy. i am working on fixing that. i appreciate you checkin in.
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AcetyleneJukebox said 3807 days ago (February 13th, 2009)
Brave of you to put up a work in progress. Its always humbling to listen to a recording of ones own playing. There are some tempo/rhythmic fluctuations. Its a cool piece, where did you get the music for this? I like to use two mics when recording guitar.Ive had the same problem with clipping. Its good to play the loudest part of the piece and check the levels while playing that section and set things so it wont clip while recording. You can add a little bit of compression later to bring out the more quiet parts. In my opinion you should try to record a piece like this all at once. You are off to a nice start on this.
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bageltogo said 3781 days ago (March 11th, 2009)
most of the music was taught to me about 7 years ago by a flamenco guitar teacher in DC (Paco de Malaga.) He teaches all his students parts of this number at the beginning. I've since added and improved on a lot of it. I've still got a ways to go. If you're interested I can point you in the direction of sheet music online for this style.
I also really appreciate the technical advice, it's just what i was looking for. i definitely see how compression would help. much obliged.
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