Grant 5
CFG Studio Grant for Flamenco Guitar Players & Flamenco guitar teachers.

Consisting of:

1) An  “Andalusian Guitars” guitar. Model: “Marcelo Barbero 1946”, Wooden pegs  (2010-2011). 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 two YouTube videos:

1) The first one is regarding the teaching facet. It can be a video-lesson by the applicant or by any other flamenco guitar player or YouTube flamenco guitar teacher, either in English or Spanish language. The subject of the above mentioned video-lesson has to be the very same one that is given in this video-lesson by Maestro Ruben Diaz & with an analogous course of action to exemplify about the topic. In other words, the lesson has to include, as well, examples based on Paco de Lucia’s discography plus those using the metronome in two different speeds playing and counting simultaneously while explaining.

 It is mandatory that this first YouTube video has an uploading date prior to June 12th, 2010.

2) The applicant must also submit a second Youtube video
regarding performing feature. He himself has to play the same mutted “Tapado” techniques applied to the Buleria “Esclavo de Tus Besos” from “Calle Real” Album (1983) Track 2. It has to be played uninterruptedly, unedited & along with the original recording (to verify the accurateness of the performance) exactly as Maestro Ruben Diaz illustrate in this video-lesson. Only & exclusively this second video of the applicants playing themselves the aforementioned track with the mutted technique can be of a later uploading date than  June 12th, 2010.


The subject of this video-lesson is as follows:

The 4 different techniques of “Tapado” or muted by Paco de Lucía explained in 2 metronomic speeds, playing and counting simultaneously while explaining them with reference to the application of those techniques to the Paco de Lucia's discography as show in the video Grant V Part 2. Please visit:


  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 videos 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.

Please send your submission to:
AND to: