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Andalusian Guitars

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James Lee
• Friday, 30 October, 2020
• 7 min read

Having firstly mastered the traditional standards of stalwarts like Francisco Implicit, Marcelo Barber and Santos Hernández, our Luther team is skillful in the attempt to re-define a different style of flamenco guitars with unprecedented features in sound, design and raw materials, therefore innovating beyond the Torres canons. Having firstly mastered the traditional standards of stalwarts like Francisco Implicit, Marcelo Barber and Santos Hernández, their Luther team is skillful in the attempt to re-define a different style of flamenco guitars with unprecedented features in sound, design and raw materials, therefore innovating beyond the Torres canons.

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Moro's favorite guitar, made by master Luther Marcelo Barber. In the photo on the right, what appears to be a red spot in the sound hole is actually the glow of the candle behind the guitar.

MORO plays an Andalusian guitar made by master Luther MARCELO Barber. This priceless instrument is made of wood so clear and thin that one can see the light of a candle through it; look at the sound hole in the photo above, right...

Visit our AMILUCIENCE page and hear how the guitar sings HAUNTED SUMMER. “The parts for it were cut from carefully chosen pine and spruce, during the 1840s, and put in storage for one century.

Then, in the 1940s, they were assembled, glued, sanded down and varnished by the great master Luther, Marcelo Barber of Madrid. I happened to be walking along, saw the poster in front of the theater, and was allowed to wander in without paying during the last minutes of the concert.

On our last night together in Tokyo, he told me over dinner that if we ever met again, at some other place in the future, he would be so pleased that I could have the guitar at that time. Three years later, I happened to be in Los Angeles and read in the TIMES of his appearances at the brand new Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (December 1965).

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He insisted I have the guitar if I would only please wait until after his closing performance -- a matinée the following Sunday afternoon -- after which he would be flying home to Madrid and his remaining two Barbers. This beautiful painting is featured (in black and white) on the back cover of Moro's album MOON SET.

The Andalusian Cadence is a very popular and common chord progression. The Andalusian Cadence uses four descending chords which give it a “walking” vibe to it.

The chords are vi-V-IV-III with respect to the major scale or i-VII-VI-V in the minor mode. You might want to check my blog post about harmonizing scales if you need help to find the chords for a specific key.

To get a better understanding on how the progression descends here is an example putting the chords all on one string. Now let’s use the same chords using open strings positions and adding some colors.

In this blog I share knowledge and insights on guitar playing. Andalusian's was the songwriting vehicle for Basal Anderson, who performed in Beauty Pill, Del Cairo and E.D.

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Well it has my drums and bass line and nobody asked me. I don't mind it being used this time...but I'd like to be asked before someone takes my work and runs with it.

Well it has my drums and bass line and nobody asked me. I don't mind it being used this time...but I'd like to be asked before someone takes my work and runs with it.

You're right Chris, no disrespect meant, and I am sorry about that. You produce music people would like to use, I do not, so I am not always cognizant of that issue.

In light of your blessing (and I can pull mine down if you'd like), I'll defer to Kevin for him to post for a challenge thread. Duzie and Alan L Cole like this.

Well it has my drums and bass line and nobody asked me. I don't mind it being used this time...but I'd like to be asked before someone takes my work and runs with it.

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I'm happy to post it as a challenge, but I got a ask first. I suppose I get a bit overly enthusiastic sometimes regarding these things.

And Chris, your bass and drums on this one are so friction' cool I couldn't help myself. I'm happy to post it as a challenge, but I got a ask first.

I suppose I get a bit overly enthusiastic sometimes regarding these things. Yeah, when Chris commented it was one of those oh-sh** moments.

My Block Heads Economic meeting should start soon. And Chris, your bass and drums on this one are so friction' cool I couldn't help myself.

You will be transported to Southern Spain captivated by the sound of his guitar, flamenco dance and his musicians. Pace Lara has a professional career of more than 30 years playing alongside some leading Spanish artists.

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He has toured internationally alongside Maestro Pace Cicero (one of flamenco’s most legendary guitarists and composers), Mercedes Ruiz (dancer), and Isabel Pandora. He has also been at the vanguard of Flamenco Fusion with hugely successful groups such as El Barrio and Los Delinquents.

In 1976, he moved to Granada where he learned guitar making in the workshop of Antonio Duran and José Lopez Bellied. The qualities of this guitar show that Lucas Martin is now skillfully perpetuating this paternal history and heritage.

This is an instrument in the pure Andalusian tradition, light and responsive, the notes are percussive, colorful and singing.

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