#1
I have recently started listening to Paco de Lucia's music and his finger speed has left me dumb struck. I just wanted to know if his speed is the norm for flamenco guitar, or is he a notch above other flamenco players?
#2
Well he's one of the fastest....I saw him with Al and John, Paco was the most impressive of the 3 to me.
#3
Well that's what got me interested in him (I went from John Petrucci-->Al Di Meola-->Paco). But when he plays alone it's quite a spectacle. I find it awesome to the point of envy that his fingers are that fast (being an acoustic/electric fingerstyle bassist).
#4
Paco Pena is another flamenco guitarist in a similar vein, but less technical; he has a range of books that might be of help to you if you're just getting into this genre. Check out his album Toques Flamenco.
#6
Quote by edgarvanburen
Well that's what got me interested in him (I went from John Petrucci-->Al Di Meola-->Paco). But when he plays alone it's quite a spectacle. I find it awesome to the point of envy that his fingers are that fast (being an acoustic/electric fingerstyle bassist).



It was John McLaughlin you meant not Petrucci?
#7
Quote by Tempoe
It was John McLaughlin you meant not Petrucci?

No I meant Petrucci: Petrucci speaks highly of Al; that's what got me into his stuff.
#8
Quote by Tempoe
Well he's one of the fastest....I saw him with Al and John, Paco was the most impressive of the 3 to me.


My vote to Al,

but paco plain kills it, brilliant, baselines, shreds, melody all at the same time
INSANE!!
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