NICOLAS: I think that no words are needed to describe this talented young man. Let me just remind you of what kind of environment he is coming from. Arkansas USA – is a city in which very few people know why guitarists have long fingernails on the right hand, neither that the Spanish Guitar is played WITH FINGERNAILS – instead of USING A PICK…?!?
But Ryan is a living example of how a man can spiritually elevate himself achieving any hights he sets his mind to. And all that he can achieve even in a completely different environment, from the culture he is exploring. Take a look, he plays completely effortlessly, he mastered the compás brilliantly – all hats down, maestro…!
RYAN: the software set of the Loop Players are the most important tools that helped me learn the rhythm, the compás. I was first repeating just the basic pattern for quite a long time, but at one moment – it just came to me, and I just suddenly understood the accents and the very essence of the rhythm. With no exaggeration: The Loop Player Softwares are HANDS DOWN – THE BEST POSSIBLE TOOLS FOR MASTERING THE COMPÁS – EVER CREATED! Nicolas bro, thank you for producing these fantastic databases and these loop sets. The engine with its grid-lines works so well – you can analyze every sample to the detail, and realize that it is a world on its own. The difference between the traditional and your method in counting the accents – is “just 200 years” of advancement apart 🙂
Ryan AceArkansas, USA
NICOLAS: You couldn’t even imagine how much torture we went through, because in Yemen the download is SO WEEK that a normal video conference lesson was completely out of the question, and not even an audio connection could be ever established normally. So we went sending short videos to one another. For which Samir unfortunately sometimes had to wait a whole day to upload or download, (for just a 90 MB movie… terrible..?!?).
But we are still very proud of what we achieved in communication and understanding…!
The essence of this Video Testimonial is that Samir has learned the flamenco rhythm – COMPÁS – FROM THE SOFTWARE ON THE WEBSITE – LIVING SOME 3000 MILES FROM SPAIN – IN LESS THEN 6 MONTHS…! And on top of everything, I couldn’t even give him a proper live online lesson… Because in Yemen, the video bandwidth is restricted probably individually – on every possible gateway on the Internet, (we tried every possible video conference software…)