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Flamenco master Paco Seco gives a unique class, suitable to both Flamenco and classical guitarists.
His class will be dedicated to a range of guitar techniques & the daily discipline of practising. Paco will explain the intricacies of Flamenco rhythms to achieve a better understanding of the rhythmic structure of classical pieces based on Flamenco such as the work of Spanish composers Turina, Albeniz, Granados and Rodrigo. He will also work on typical Flamenco techniques such as Rasgueado and make those accessible to classical players.
Paco Seco is a guitarist and an open, versatile and creative musician. His music is a result of much self-discipline and knowledge. Through discovery and adventure he has reinterpreted his experiences into music accentuating his southern Spanish spirit.
He has developed a unique style of playing the guitar, an unusual blend between the clean cut sound of classical and deep-rooted flamenco guitar. Consequently his compositions once played are versatile and evoke fresh nuances, rhythms, cadences and strummings, closer to jazz than flamenco. These diverse harmonies shape his personal playing style and therefore the music.
About the festival
London Guitar Festival 2018 features a wonderful series of concerts, masterclasses and competitions. We look forward to an exciting line-up of major international artists and young artist making their debuts. Europe’s foremost Flamenco act, the Gerardo Nuñez Quintet is headlining the Friday night, and the amazing Ana Vidovic concludes the Big Night of the Guitar on Saturday evening. This year we especially welcome performances from exciting YOUNG STARS as part of the new EuroStrings Project, as well as our own Young Artist Platform and Aspire stage.