Pierre Bensusan

dk
@dk
3 years ago
17 posts

Pierre is one of the guitarist composers who use DADGAD tuning almost from the very beginning of his musical life. 

Beautiful music, beautiful sound. What will you say, fellow guitarists?

Flekador
@fl3k
2 years ago
42 posts

I say he is a great player! I like his guitar too, hehehe. but I don't know which one is it.

You shared great guitar players @dk . I'll try to locate some good Spanish guitar players video  links to share with you.

I think I should start with one of the greatest, Paco de Lucía. It is pretty sure you already listened to him.

dk
@dk
2 years ago
17 posts

AFAICS Pierre Bensusan has Lowden guitar, and he's the main endorser of this guitar brand in the world.


updated by @dk: 10 Jan 2017 21:45:44
dk
@dk
2 years ago
17 posts

Oh, Paco de Lucia, I like his playing very much. To me, it's the best of Spanish guitar ever. I also like this one -

It's more a solo stuff, in duo with Camaron. I know you @fl3k prefer bands to soloists, but ihmo everything that Paco did with Camaron is just great.


updated by @dk: 10 Jan 2017 21:50:42
Flekador
@fl3k
2 years ago
42 posts

That is a great song indeed. What about Raimundo Amador ? Another great guitarist that everyone should enjoy:

Here is performing with B.B. King, I believe they were good friends... :)

And my all time favourite, Francisco Tarrega . I love the sound of nylon strings and classical guitar music:

Nokia took a part of one of his most famous songs for their famous ring-tone, unlucky for his family the copyright passed away long time ago...

dk
@dk
2 years ago
17 posts

WOW. I didn't know the whole nokia thing. You surely mean this one:

Really unfortunate that copyright expired, I agree...

DDaneskovic
@ddaneskovic
2 years ago
8 posts

Hi @dk...Pierre Bensusan is very interesting guitarist. Not only about DADGAD tuning that is specific for him. I watched closely video of "Night Song" and "Voyage for Ireland" and I noticed that Pierre is using lots of rest stroke in right hand fingering. Rest stroke fingering (or apoyando on Spanish)  is common stroke on nylon strings but as I see here Pierre plays on acoustic guitar with steel strings. Also he has nails on his right hand fingertips which is common for classical or flamenco guitarist which play on nylon guitars (flamenco or classical). His guitar sounds also very specific. Is he using some special strings that can be played with rest stroke in right hand? I tried to play a lots of times on acoustic steel strings with fingerpicking style but every time when I use rest stroke my nails (because I use nails for classical music) start to jag so I can not play fast and strong. 

dk
@dk
2 years ago
17 posts

[quote="DDaneskovic"]

Hi @dk...Pierre Bensusan is very interesting guitarist. Not only about DADGAD tuning that is specific for him. I watched closely video of "Night Song" and "Voyage for Ireland" and I noticed that Pierre is using lots of rest stroke in right hand fingering. Rest stroke fingering (or apoyando on Spanish)  is common stroke on nylon strings but as I see here Pierre plays on acoustic guitar with steel strings. Also he has nails on his right hand fingertips which is common for classical or flamenco guitarist which play on nylon guitars (flamenco or classical). His guitar sounds also very specific. Is he using some special strings that can be played with rest stroke in right hand? I tried to play a lots of times on acoustic steel strings with fingerpicking style but every time when I use rest stroke my nails (because I use nails for classical music) start to jag so I can not play fast and strong. 

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All I know is that he plays Lowden guitars mostly in DADGAD. So chances are high he uses some special strings fine tuned for low tension, and probably for facilitating rest strokes on steel strings.

DDaneskovic
@ddaneskovic
2 years ago
8 posts

Interesting point here, so maybe low tension strings will help me use rest stroke on steel strings. Also dropped tuning will make lower tension on steel strings. Thanks, I will try it...