Grant 42

Consisting of:

1) An “Andalusian Guitars”  guitar. Marcelo Barbero 1945-Z Undianuno, Year: 2011-2012.

This model is:

2) 600 Euros in webcam lessons extra-time with Maestro Ruben Diaz.

Submissions will be accepted from May 10th, 2011 to September 24th, 2011.

The purpose of  CFG-studio/GFC-estudio’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:

1) One YouTube video of himself playing the exact same solo -with precision and literality- as it was performed by Ruben Díaz in the video of Grant 42. The applicant must use the following accompaniment jam track:

"Surya" Jam Track

2) One YouTube video of himself explaining the harmonic fundaments and the concerning rules to the usage of the scales that Ruben Díaz utilized in the solo of the video of the Grant 42 including fingerings, progressions and phrasing.

3) One YouTube video of himself performing a solo of his/her own inspiration on the same piece. The applicant must use similar resources -like progressions and harmonic & melodic phrasing style- as the ones Ruben Díaz utilized in the solo he performed in video of Grant 42.


Useful information about the submissions:

  1. The Owner &/or Staff of CFG-studio/GFC-estudio 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/GFC-estudio until their full satisfaction according to  CFG-studio/GFC-estudio’s criteria.
  3. In all cases the grants will be given according to the terms and conditions that CFG-studio/GFC-estudio settles and/or requests.

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 afore mentioned material / materials for the applicant’s submissions must exclude any video-lesson, or article written by Ruben Diaz.

Good luck.

Please send your submission to:
AND to: