Grant 3
CFG Studio Grant for Flamenco Guitar Players & Flamenco guitar teachers.

Consisting of:

1) An “Andalusian Guitars”  guitar. Model: “Santos Hernández 1930”, Indian Rosewood, Sound Portal (2010-2011) like the one Ruben Diaz plays in this video-lesson.

This model is:


2) $2,800. Dollars (In 51-60min Webcam Skype lessons with Ruben Diaz)

Submissions will be accepted until  November 19th, 2010

The purpose of  CFG Studio’s  Grant / Grants is exclusively to encourage & render available to the public worldwide the culture of contemporary flamenco guitar, specifically the works related to Paco de Lucia’s contributions and innovations on the Spanish & compositional musical field as well as in the Flamenco-Jazz realm for guitar players, guitar teachers, composers and beyond.

Applicants must:

Submit a YouTube video lesson either in English or Spanish language, in which a guitar lesson is given on  the very same subject and with a similar procedure to illustrate about the topic that Maestro Ruben Diaz expounds in this video-lesson. All has to be all based on Paco de Lucia’s discography.

It’s mandatory that the video (either in video-lesson format or lecture, article, etc) submitted by the applicant has a date prior to June 12th, 2010.

The subject of this video-lesson is:

A right hand strum pattern or technique “rítmica” on Rumba-Tangos that Paco de Lucia innovated and uses extensively. To exemplify this technique Maestro Ruben Diaz uses the Rumba “Manteca Colora”, track no. 6 of Paco de Lucia’s  album “Luzia” 1997. To verify the accurateness of the performance the strum is played along with the original recording, then  an explanation is given in English & Spanish about the strumming pattern including an exposition in English of the same technique with metronome in 3 different speeds: low, intermediate & fast.


Useful information about the submissions:

  1. The Owner &/or Staff of CFG Studio has the right to accept or reject any submission / submissions with or without any further explanation (depending on the case).
  2. If the applicant submits a video as requested, it is his/her duty to prove the authenticity, correctness & appropriateness of the video submitted to  the Owner &/or Staff of CFG Studio until their full satisfaction according to  CFG Studio’s criteria.

The reason for those rules & prerogatives is:

To avoid that unscrupulous persons create electronic or graphic related materials with the “Appropriate quotes & dates” just to obtain by cheating the CFG Studio  grant / grants.        

3) The aforementioned material / materials for the applicant’s submissions must exclude any video-lesson, article or written by Ruben Diaz.

Good luck.

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