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Strings Arrangement for Flamenco artist

Garlu

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Hi there,

Now you can listen on all platforms an arrangement I did for, flamenco artist: Maria Toledo.
She has just released "Ranchera flamenca" which is popular mexican tunes re-arranged in flamenco style, so, it was quite a challenge. :)

She is a great artist and they (producer and herself) gave me freedom to experiment with different sonorities and ways of accompany the full "sonic package". What a great experience this was!

We did record the string quartet at the studio, with amazing friends/collaborators, with some help of some great libraries too. Here you'll find the result:


Hope you like it!

Vanessa G.
"Garlu"
 

jben

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A very interesting approach to "ranchera" with flamenco style and string arrangements. In addition, the strings have their own personality (which can be risky), but at the same time combine perfectly with the voice and the guitar.

I will listen to the whole album to enjoy the fusion between the styles.
 

Saxer

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Beautifully deep integrated string section! Did you get the finished recording (minus strings) and wrote the arrangement "on top"?
 
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A very interesting approach to "ranchera" with flamenco style and string arrangements. In addition, the strings have their own personality (which can be risky), but at the same time combine perfectly with the voice and the guitar.

I will listen to the whole album to enjoy the fusion between the styles.
It was a great challenge!! Specially because they are really well known Mexican tunes and we tried to stay away from “the conventional”.
 
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Beautifully deep integrated string section! Did you get the finished recording (minus strings) and wrote the arrangement "on top"?
Thank you, @Saxer !

yes, I got the rhythm section: guitars, scratch voice and Perc , and then I programmed the strings, we recorded the quartet and they recorded the final version of the voice right after it. So, pretty quick turn around!
 
These string arrangements sound a lot in the style of Camaron (with Royal Philarmonic Orchestra).

Congratulations! I did not notice the new post to the old thread.
 
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Great! Who's the guitar player(s)?

Would love to hear the strings solo'd.
That's Curro Carrasco, the co-producer of the album (along with the artist). He is an excellent musician!!!
Beautiful - and string section sounds larger than quartet!
It does have some midi help. The idea was to have the entire section, but, budget didn't allowed for it so, we decided to layer the quartet. We ended up with a top quartet in Madrid (all of them, usual collaborators), so we decided to feature them, not considering them as a layer but as the primary source. Thus, that's why you might ear some "beef" in there. :)
Would love to hear the strings solo'd.
I'll have to ask if I can post a version with the more exposed strings. I'll keep you guys posted! :)

Thanks for all the comments and support!!!
Viva el flamenco! 💃🏻
 
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