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Wollongong, Batemans Bay, Bega, Nowra, Berry Concerts

Wollongong Concerts, Batemans Bay, Bega, Berry, Sydney Concerts

Wollongong Concerts, Batemans Bay,  Bega, Berry, Sydney Concerts

We are warming for our Wollongong Concerts and our South Coast Concerts and 2019 Tour. Gustavo Moreno will be joining me on latin and flamenco percussion. Angel Mellado will join us on vocals and flamenco cante.

Wollongong concerts, Batemans Bay, Bega, Nowra, Berry Concerts

We will be performing a concert of acoustic live music in Wollongong on January 3, in Berry on January 4, Batemans Bay Jan 5 and Bega on January 6. 

At my guitar concerts,  I will share with the audience compositions from my latest albums. As a guitarist, I choose to play the nylon string guitar, also called the Spanish Guitar, because of the unique projection and timbre of the instrument in a solo situation.

An acoustic guitar or electric , even though they seem to have more volumen, are really less versatile than the flamenco guitar, which can be used to portray all artistic expression. I believe that the more as a guitarist I express, the more the listener will enjoy the concert experience. The concert is of an intimate nature but do no expect soft emotions but a roller coaster of emotions. 

Concert Review

This is one review, of  a member of the audience ,which describes the musical feeling that I  convey.

“Flows effortlessly. Expertly allows tension to build with quick delicate melodies to release. It blurs the line between music and pure expression”. Billi Pouki

I love to groove, the same as funk or rock band,  but I also like to create contrast and explore alternative pathways throughout all my compositions.  Please join us this summer at our Wollongong Concerts and on our South Coast Tour

Melbourne Creative Guitar School

The Creative Guitar School will be closing down for two weeks during Christmas. I am very eager to welcome all past and new students,  into the New Year to explore together, all our creative talent on the guitar,  in blues, jazz, rock , funk and flamenco styles. 

Music Production Services

After many years of only producing my own music,  I have decided to collaborate with songwriters to help them achieve the most creative presentation of their own compositions. Read my blog with articles on how to record, how to write a song , subscribe to my newsletter and receive an invitation for a free production assessment where I will offer suggestions, if needed, on how to improve the recorded presentation fo your song: Record and Recreate

Melbourne Guitar lessons, Eastern Suburbs, Spanish , Acoustic

At the Creative Guitar School located in Melbourne Eastern Suburbs it is my objective to make sure all our guitar students can be exposed from the first lesson to making real music happen.

Guitar students are not only required to play other people´s music but they must create their own and also understand how this is done.

The following link will take your through criteria that is required to accomplish our first level or guitar learning at our Melbourne Guitar School.

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Melbourne Guitar lessons, Music School

Melbourne Corporate Entertainment, Wedding, Cover Bands

Dreamland Music delivers unique acoustic duos interpreting songs we all know and love with a creative twist.  Styles cater for Jazz, Funk, Blues, Flamenco,  Pop. Songs form the 60s 70s 80s and 90s.

Our mission is to to develop inner creativity, a personal voice thriving for excellence.

Please follow the links below. Preview our cover bands in Melbourne for Weddings and special events and  Corporate Entertainment.

 Songful , Sweet emotions, Melbourne Acoustic Duo.  Retrohoney rediscovers what made us fall in love with music and life: James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Constant Craving  and many more. 

melbourne weddiing entertainment, vocalists

Melbourne Flamenco Latin Guitar

SongFul. Creative Crunchy Revival . Melbourne cover band , duo format. Explosive, heartbreaking crunchy and vibrant. ” John Fitzgerald.  Modern Trends Magazine

Melbourne Acoustic Duo

Call us for a free quote on 0448348701. We would love to hear from you.  Please supply us with information on time, date, length of performance required, venue ( private, public, indoor , outdoor), number of guests ( to determine sound amplification  requirements), and distance to Melbourne CBD

Melbourne Guitar, Live band

Melbourne Acoustic Guitar. Concert, Frankston Performance Center

Tomás Lorenzo, Acoustic Flamenco Guitarist in Concert:  “Memories de Barcelona” April 5th , 8 pm. Frankston Arts Centre, Victoria, Australia.

 “Memories de Barcelona ”
A series of compositions based upon Minimalistic contemplations in Flamenco, Jazz and Pop.  8 compositions that reflect upon values that bond our community.

The Suite

  1. Sunset on the Garraf, (Post del sol al Garraf)

  2. Treason and Courage, ( Traició i coratge)
  3. Children at Pla , (El riure de nadons)
  4. Mediterranean Ripples and Kipples
  5. Sweetness with Rage, (Duclura amb rabia)
  6. Buleria a les Rambles

  7. My Soul (La meva anima del dimoni)

  8. Nostalgia
  9. Dance with me( Bailas)

Thomas will be performing on spanish classical guitar a series of compositions that portray his experience as an Australian Immigrant in Spain.

Thomas believes  all human beings are similar when it comes to feeling good or bad about life. This suite encompasses those human emotions common to all humanity.

Performers

Tomas Lorenzo: Composer, Guitars: Alphonso Johnson , Bruce Sugar ( Ringo Star ), Dave Garfield( Benson)
Steve Falk, Percussion ( Melbourne Symphony)
Jordan Murray, Trombone ( Lecturer in Jazz Studies at Monash University)
Wominjika Vocal Quartet
Oscar Neyland: Upright Bass

Venue: Frankston Arts Centre
27-37 Davey Street (PO Box 490)
Frankston Victoria 3199 Australia
E: thefac@frankston.vic.gov.au
W: thefac.com.au

Date: April 5th at 8 pm.
Ticket:  $30

CONTACT DETAILS: Tomas Lorenzo, 0448348701,  info@dreamlandmusic.com.au

 

Melbourne Concerts, Guitar , Spanish Culture 

 

The Flamenco Sound

Generally since I have lived in Spain for over 32 years  I am considered  a flamenco guitarist. I must say that I love the flamenco melodic and harmonic colors but this is only one style of music that I thrive on.

I have learnt flamenco coming from a western background so I have had to relate to previous knowledge for it´s understanding.

Let´s make it real simple , you get the blues sound by playing the blue notes. Flamenco is very similar You get the flamenco sound by playing the flamenco notes. In Blues if you do not play the blues sound often then it sounds strange. In Flamenco if you do not play the flamenco sound, the notes that sound flamenco then it also sounds strange. Check out the following post . Advanced Flamenco, Melbourne Eastern Suburbs Guitar lessons

My Creative Guitar School  Courses develop on skills to achieve positive outcomes in all learning objectives.

Volando Voy, Volando Vengo

Melbourne is finally coming closer to home, Barcelona. La Rumba Catalana has arrived and is taking it by storm to help keep the cold away.

Please take a a peak the new track from

 

Jarrod is Australian bone but of Spanish descendants former lead vocalist of the famed Melbourne Group La Rumba.

Thomas and Jarrod join forces to further enrich the cultural diversity of Melbourne.  The Spanish Guitar can be such a melodic but also a powerful groove driving element in acoustic bands. Please enjoy the premier.

 

Melbourne Spanish Guitar. La Guajira Flamenca

Thomas Lorenzo expands on flamenco styles. Music appreciation is an added value to all his event planning here in Melbourne.

His love for music defines his need in sharing his knowledge with fellow friends and musicians.

Flamenco guitar books incorporate complicated descriptions of the patterns we use in it´s styles. I believe the explanation can be simplified as music is only a simple reflection of human emotions.

Flamenco as all styles of music has a specific pulse, a heartbeat that we communicate on and with. La guajira is really a ¾ rhythm and a waltz style of music.

Read more on Flamenco and la Guajira


Melbourne Spanish Guitar. La Guajira Flamenca

La Farruca. Flamenco by Spanish Guitarist Tomas Lorenzo

La Farruca. Flamenco by Flamenco Latin  Guitarist Thomas Lorenzo

Farruca is a form and style of flamenco music. It may be performed with lyrics ( vocals) and as most flamenco styles in can also be danced to. It is played in 4/4, interpreted at a relative slow tempo and accompanied by melody and harmony defining a minor key.

In the following examples you will see how slow tempos are appropriate for “accelerandos” as a possible method of achieving intensity in the dance and impact on the audience.

It is very common in flamenco to relate styles to certain keys. All styles in theory can be played in all keys . Those keys that allow open strings on the guitar broaden the possibility of expression, rhythm and accompaniment of the spanish guitarist.  Please follow the link above to read more on the subject