Concert Report: Paco De Lucia and John McLaughlin, Freiburg in 1987

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Concert Report
December 15, 2012

Paco De Lucia and John McLaughlin, Freiburg in 1987

The concert that I watched on the internet was a full concert that took place in Freiburg, Germany in 1987 and was presented by two of the best classic guitarists of all-time Francisco Sánchez Gómez better known as Paco de Lucia from Spain and John McLaughlin from England.

The music that they play is all classical music in its purity and between the submitted songs which were mostly songs composed by themselves some pieces belong to other famous artists such as Egberto Sigmonti and Chick Korea. Personally, I really liked very much this concert I, I think that the combination of these two guitarists is one of the best combinations of classical guitar artists. For example I have seen some other presentations of Paco de Lucia as soloist and other artists accompanying him but never had looked an artist accompanying Paco de Lucia so well as John McLauhlin that could show off and highlight both styles in one.

The guitars used for this concert, of course were the original wood classic guitar with nylon strings. The techniques used by Paco de Lucia were mostly finger style and the techniques of John were mostly arpeggios and rhythmic using the pick. The first piece of music which the concert began is called "Spain" by a worldwide known pianist Armando Anthony Corea or best well known as "Chick corea". This is a piece of music a little long and very pretty. The majority of the song was only the finger style of Paco de Lucia and arpeggios and picking technique by John. Actually in this song John could show off more skills than Paco de Lucia.

The second musical piece is called "Chiquito" and it was created by Paco de Lucia, a song with a wonderful melody. This song has a rhythm that is always going up and down; starts slow and then begins to raise the rhythm faster and faster. A curious note in this song I saw, was the way that John guitar played his guitar, for...
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