I would like to invite you to be part of this Weekly Magazine by raising questions and giving me suggestions through e-mail so this magazine can become a good material for all flamenco lovers, researchers and musicians. Enjoy it!
A.- The major resonances of a Martin guitar (Picture)
The major resonances of a Martin guitar, as studied by Rossing et. all (see Fletcher/Rossing, The Physics of Musical Instruments)
The top two rows show front and back plate resonances, the lower row the air resonances. Note how many different resonant frequencies a space as simple as the inside of a guitar can have.
B.- Comments, Questions and Answers
QUESTION 1: In the past many teachers told me that if I just kept practicing, I will get somewhere, but because of many things missing (like proficiency in rhythm etc) I can sense that there is something wrong with that kind of belief, what’s your opinion regarding that?
QUESTION 2: I feel that I have a very thin ``nail sound``, how can I improve that?
QUESTION 3: I want to play guitar, from where should I start?
C.-Lesson of the Week
1) Picado exercise 1
1) Picado exercise 2
D.-Video Recommendation of the Week
1) The ways of the cajón
This is a video about the percussion instrument (Cajon) played currently to accompany flamenco music thanks to Paco de lucia. It's a documentary about history of the cajón and its spreading across the world. Enjoy!