Frequently Asked Questions & Help Center

Q:Your music sounds different. Why?
A:I am from Texas not Spain. I choose not to pretend that I am from Spain. My influences from a very early age were Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Rush, Yes, jazz, classical, etc.......Oh yes and flamenco too. Lots of it. Traditional, modern, cante, guitar soloists. All of it. I love it all. Its all been installed in my brain and twisted, blended and forged into the music I play today. I apologize to any purists that it may offend, but flamenco has always borrowed from the popular music accesible at any given time in history. David Serva told a friend that he believes that the way modern Tangos started accenting the "and" of 4 was a result of Felipe Maya hearing The Bee Gees on a juke box in a bar.
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Q:Can I get feedback on my playing even though I live somewhere else?
Q:Did you study in Spain?
Q:Do I need a broadband internet connection?
Q:Do you have a glossary of flamenco terminology? What exactly is a compass, buleria, etc. How do they all fit together to form a composition. Or are they separate entities, more like grooves rhythms?
Q:How did you get the nick name
Q:How long will it take for me to earn a living with flamenco?
Q:How long will it take for me to play picados as fast as Paco de Lucia?
Q:I don't want to use PayPal. Can I pay another way?
Q:The lessons are short pieces, how do I string the ideas together.
Q:Videos not working on Vista 64bit.......
Q:What kind of guitar should I buy?
Q:What kind of strings do you recommend?
Q:What would be your recommended lesson sequence for beginners? What exercises to start and what style to start with.
Q:What's with the funny noises when you play?
Q:Where is the "1" ?
Q:Which classes do I start with? Is there a recommended syllabus?
Q:Why don't you do more solo concerts?
Q:Why don't you have entire pieces instead of segments?
Q:Why don't you teach the music of other great guitarists like Sabicas, Paco de Lucia and Vicente Amigo?
Q:Why don't you use a professional videographer for the lessons?
Q:Will you ever add lessons by other well known guitarists?