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Andrew Veivers - The Rhythm Method - Book & CD

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The Rhythm Method (132 pages + 60min DVD) is an introduction to the world of flamenco guitar - past and present, investigating its exciting and dramatic history, rhythms and techniques - dispelling some myths, and with the help of a 60minutes DVD, exposing a few 'smoke 'n mirror' tricks along the way.

Introduction - to the history and development of flamenco music and guitar Flamenco Guitar in a Nutshell - a Fast Track Approach if your Nursery Rhymes were not sung to you in Bulerias compas Flamenco Chords Technique - The Mysterious Right Hand Solo Guitar - The Rhythm Method Accompaniment of Dance & Song Glossary - Flamenco & General Music Released: 2010

One of Australia’s finest Spanish Guitarists, Andrew Veivers draws on a wide range of musical influences to evoke the sensual and mesmerising sounds of the Spanish guitar in all of its guises.

From the beginning, Andrew combined the traditional study of flamenco with the formal training of the classical guitar. After graduating with a Bachelor of Music in 1993 from the University of Queensland (St. Lucia) Andrew spent 3 years studying, teaching and performing in London, Madrid and Amsterdam.

At venues ranging from Blenhiem Palace (UK) to The Dillington Classical Guitar Festival (UK) to chamber music series' in Amsterdam to concerts at many of Australia's leading festivals, Andrew has appeared as a soloist as well as with his various groups (Flamenco Fire, The Saruzu Quartet, Jaleos Flamenco) to great critical acclaim.

Alongside his performance schedule Andrew has continued his dedication to the teaching of the Spanish Guitar. After being on the teaching staff for many years at the Classical Guitar School in Brisbane and The Spanish Guitar Centre in London, Andrew opened The Spanish Guitar Studio in Brisbane in 1997. Now in its 13th year of operation, The Spanish Guitar Studio has teaching studios in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.

Andrew launched his teaching manual and DVD – The Rhythm Method: An Introduction to Flamenco Guitar in December 2010 at the Woodford Folk Festival. Andrew’s solo debut recording – Jaleos – was awarded Best Album (Folk, Ethnic and Other) at the Queensland Recording Association’s Sunnie Awards. In 2006, one of Andrew’s compositions – Guarijas - was a finalist in the Queensland Song Awards World and Folk category.

Andrew’s current ensembles include Australia's only national flamenco touring company - Flamenco Fire and flamenco-tango-jazz band – The Saruzu Quartet. Andrew has also been a special guest guitarist in the Doch Gypsy Orchestra since 2002.

Andrew created the Flamenco Fire concept in 1999 and has continued to focus on the creative development of the production since its inception. Andrew’s vision for Flamenco Fire has been instrumental in the creative growth of the production. With the support of the Australia Council for the Arts, Flamenco Fire’s 2010 production – Al- Andaluz – was his first commissioned work.

Andrew is currently commissioned with the Sydney Theatre Company to compose for, and perform in, their production of Garcia Lorca’s play – Blood Wedding, major orchestral works for the Woodford Folk Festival (2001/12 & 2012/13), Gypsy Pathways' (Flamenco Fire 2012) and the Floating Land Festival (2013).

In 2011, Andrew relaunched his solo performance career with an extensive tour of the Australian east coast and regional NSW and Tasmania. In 2012, Andrew toured regional and remote Queensland with the support of the Arts Queensland Flexible Touring Program. In 2012, he also played a major role in the Portrait of Spain:Masterpieces from the Prado exhibition at Queensland Art Gallery performing extensively both as a soloist and with his production Flamenco Fire for all major public events associated with the exhibition as well as presenting an author talk as part of the Prado Up Late program.

The Flamenco art form is from the southern Spanish province of Andalucia.

This beautiful, rich and exotic sounding music has a long and intriguing history that stretches back many centuries, and is a culmination of many infl uences from around the world.

The Rhythm Method is an introduction to the world of flamenco guitar - past and present, investigating its exciting and dramatic history, rhythms and techniques dispelling some myths, and with the help of a 60 minute DVD, exposing a few 'smoke 'n mirror' tricks along the way.

It was compiled by Andrew Veivers who was born in Brisbane in 1969. As a twelve year old, he learnt 'Smoke On The Water' in record time from Mark, one of his older brothers. Clearly destined for great things, Andrew's parents encouraged him into the slightly more formal setting of guitar lessons from a local professional teacher.

Over the next ten years, good weather and a highly developed interest in avoiding his homework ensured that Andrew spent a lot of time outdoors playing sport when he should have been inside practicing... apparently. Quietly though, he loved playing the guitar, and in 1993, Andrew completed a Bachelor of Music majoring in classical guitar at The University of Queensland.

Toward the end of his degree, Andrew was introduced to the amazing musical world of flamenco. He liked it. A LOT! Fast forward twenty years and after extended periods studying, performing, teaching ...and generally meeting a lot of really interesting and inspiring people... throughout Europe, Australia and the Pacific region, Andrew has established himself as a musician, teacher, director and composer of the highest calibre, touring and recording extensively both as a soloist and with his groups Flamenco Fire and The Saruzu Quartet.

Alongside his performance schedule, Andrew has continued his dedication to the teaching of the Spanish Guitar. After teaching at the Classical Guitar School in Brisbane and The Spanish Guitar Centre in London for many years, Andrew opened The Spanish Guitar Studio in Brisbane in 1997.

Andrew lives at Coolum Beach in Queensland with Angie (wife), Max (son) and Tulip (dog)... Max is yet to learn 'Smoke On The Water' from his Uncle Mark.

This guy can really play….Andrew Veivers must eat gypsy hearts for breakfast. (Lulo Reinhardt, Joes Waterhole, 12th September 2009)

Andrew Veivers is an Australian with a flamenco soul. (Olivia Stewart, Courier Mail, 5th September 2009)



This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 07 August, 2011.