Zapateado for Luzia | by Dan van den Berg

by Daniel van den Berg

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This solo piece for the acoustic guitar I made to honor Paco de Lucia in my own humble way. Paco, especially in his younger years, was considered the master of the Zapateado, a typical flamenco style or "palo". He wrote and recorded many. It could be characterized by a sort of constant flow of melodic lines, often the melody is key and not so much just the rhythm, which makes it a kind of lyrical type of flamenco to my ears.
In another way I was challenged to make this one by a friend who asked me to write a solo piece for the acoustic guitar, without too much extra instruments and orchestration, which I regularly do. So I did... almost... but not without adding a little jazz shuffle drum to it and a hint of bass with some typical hand clapping.

I always appreciate your comments and interest in my music and hope you like this one!

Guitar and music by Daniël van den Berg, DanArchX, May 2015


released May 21, 2015
Guitar: Paulino Bernabe, Taller de Guitarras, Modelo-50, 2001
Bass: Ibanez JS100, with OctaveFX
Drum samples using Amplitube and Sampletank



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Daniel van den Berg Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Architect/partner by profession I find myself playing guitar and writing these tracks in afterhours, at nights, evenings, when in need of a dose of guitar sounds.

I have been playing guitar since I was 11 years old, largely self-taught and have tried different styles and instruments, Renaissance lute, Flamenco, Classical guitar and fusion.
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