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But Juan Serrano is more than just an incredibly gifted guitarist. He is also an exceptional and rare musical resource who can communicate his art on a very personal level unlike other great Spanish guitarists who normally only perform in a strict concert setting where the audience receives little orientation about flamenco from the artist. Serrano speaks both English and Spanish which enables him to give enlightening explanations during his performances that give his audiences a rare insight into flamenco. He has performed on major television and radio programs throughout the world. In addition, Serrano has authored several music books and videos distributed by Mel Bay Publications which instruct guitar players on the origins of flamenco and its techniques. He has also written Flamenco, Body and Soul, a history of flamenco for the aficionado published by the Press at California State University.
Serrano's mastery of flamenco not only comes from his many years of discipline and study of the guitar, but also because he grew up in Cordoba, Spain, the birthplace of this rich and dazzling music. At age nine, Serrano was studying under his father, a professional guitarist, and learning the traditions of flamenco which is a fusion of Jewish, Moorish, Christian and Gypsy musical elements between the 8th and 15th centuries in Andalucia. Juan made his professional debut at age 13 and as a teenage earned a reputation all over Spain and Europe as a gifted musician. He performed and recorded with the top flamenco musical, dance, and theatrical companies. At this time Serrano also started his solo career. His home town of Cordoba was so proud of his accomplishments that they replaced the bell in the town clock with recordings of his guitar playing.
Cordoba also awarded Serrano the Porto de Oro. This prestigious honor is awarded once every ten years and Serrano is the only guitarist ever to be so honored. Serrano received the Page One Ball from the Newspaper Guild of New York for his outstanding performances. He was also awarded the Medalla de Oro from the Spanish Academy of Fine Arts, the Catedra de Flamencologia from Jerez, Spain, and an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut. The city of Fresno bestowed Serrano with the "Fabulous Fresnan" and "Horizon" awards. Serrano is the only flamenco guitarist in the world with a doctorate in humane letters and a tenured faculty position at a major university. He developed the guitar program at California State University and heads the guitar department. In addition to his teaching duties, Serrano is much sought after as a performer, for master classes and as a guest lecturer on the history of flamenco. Serrano's latest recordings are a series of five compact discs, Masters of Flamenco, Volumes 1-5 and The Art of Flamenco Guitar released by Planet Records; Flamenco Festival, a re-release by BMG; Grandes Guitarras by Phillips; and Sabor Flamenco released by Concord Picante.
My first book for flamenco guitar. It is a good place to start, but it is definitely Juan Serrano's flavor of flamenco. Interesting for his style of rasgueo.Published 19 days ago by Nicholas Driscoll
This is a classic instruction book. The CD gives actual examples of how the lesson should sound. Music sheets include notation as well as tabs. Read morePublished 2 months ago by kindlemeister
the notes are not in TAB notation which made it useless for me, i had to return itPublished 16 months ago by Rui I. Freire
excellent great and wonderful,if you want to learn flamenco this book is for you! muy buen, muchos gracias Juan Serrano.Published 18 months ago by bob vierck
Good book Good condition. Gives some flamenco skills immediately to make you feel your on your way. I would recommend this book.Published 19 months ago by Shane
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Love this book, has helped me, tremendously to understand how to place my fingers and pick correctly, Just love it.Published on November 13, 2012 by Carrie Lee Koehler
Ok, I self-taught myself playing flamenco using this book along with Luigi's book (You can teach yourself flamenco)where you can find on my other reviews. Read morePublished on May 12, 2012 by A. Smolcic