What Affedis customers have said...
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I have just been listening to Sabicas’ Barrio de Santiago while reading your cifra, and I am very impressed.
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The Gerardo Núñez Book is a magnificent compilation of music and a monument to your skill, craft, and patience as "the" transcriber.
Thanks again for my last order, as usual it was very accurate and it gave me many hours of enjoyment.
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Every year I look forward to seeing what’s new in your fantastic production.
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I do have your book with ancient Ramón Montoya falsetas and that’s really fantastic...
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Thanks again for the ***GREAT*** transcriptions.
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As I said in my recent e-mail, your work is great, and truly appreciated.[...] Your English is excellent, as well.
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As always thank you for your excellent work.
Thanks for the great transcriptions of Vicente Amigo (flawless!).
I would like to express my sincere gratitude for you to provide me the excellent transcriptions (Ramon Amador's soleá, Manuel Silveria's Alegrías, Paco de Lucía's El Cobre). I practised those pieces during the past 6 months, have really learned a great deal, and even successfully applied the ideas from the notes to the real practice with our dancers.
I have been reading through Vicente Amigo's El Mandaíto. Excellent work...
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I am very thankful that you are around. I started playing Flamenco guitar about 35 years ago. I had good teachers, but could never play Sabicas' material. I gave up the guitar for about 15 years, and took it up again several years ago. I stumbled onto your webpage last year, and what a difference it has made.
Thanks again Alain, you are the GOD of Flamenco !
Thank you once again for your wonderful work.
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You have done a FANTASTIC job in compiling flamenco tablature. Thank you for all your efforts.
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Have Affedis books of Tomatito, Moraíto. They are the best transcriptions I’ve encountered ! Great work !
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I appreciate your work of transcription where I can learn the fingering, string and fret position of flamenco music by several players.
I respect each of your work. Without yours, I have not be able to extend my
I have received the new edition of “Canciones populares antiguas”. Congratulations on publication of this precious music book! I value it as well as other works of yours so far I have received.
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I just want to express my admiration for your amazing ability to figure out what each of that torrent of notes is, where it is, how it was played... I want to thank you for allowing me to play in his [Sabicas] memory and to preserve his music down through the generations to come.
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I am glad that this resource exists (Affedis). [...] Also, it is an incredible source for comparing against what I hear. I wrote a review and I sent it to La Flamenco del Web, on your book, “la Guitarra de Tomatito”. I gave it 5 stars, excellent book !
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I still consider your work is the best.
I have a few of your transcriptions so know that they are spot-on. Thank you for your excellent work.
I have a question (just curious) : how do you manage to transcribe and notate and indeed hear these fast and difficult pieces ? Do you visit the players also, or do you have just fantastic ear or a good tape-player which you can set at half speed ? It is just marvelous how you manage this...
I also bought your Sabicas book […] very wonderfully transcribed. Thanks again ! You’ve made this world a better place !
Also I wanted you to know that I think you're an absolute master in transcribing. As a conservatory trained player (and I say this humbly) I am very aware of this. I almost cannot believe that you do this yourself and such an amount of compositions.
Thanks Maestro, what a good job again ! [Gitano de Lucia]
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Looking through the transcriptions (esp. the Silia y el tiempo) I realized again that you are a walking miracle :) It is all so accurate.
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I have purchased several P. De Lucia pieces from you and enjoy playing them. Your work is excellent and probably the most accurate compared to any other work.
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I received the order. I see Guajira merchelera ...wow! Excellent work!
And, as always, thank you for your invaluable work.
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Thank you so much for sending the transcription of Tio Arango – wonderful !
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Feel your transcriptions are the best, as I have made orders from you many years ago, and the authenticity and accuracy is outstanding.
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First off I have to say that when I saw your signature at the bottom of the last email you sent I was astounded, I thought it can't be possible that this is the same Alain Faucher whose books I've been studying for years! The thought of being able to understand and notate the music of these legendary guitarists the way you do is incredible, in addition to that it sounds like you have been fortunate enough to not only to have met but to have studied with some of them as well. Wow.
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As before, I am impressed with the accurateness of your work.
I just have received the music sheets I ordered from you and I am writing to you just to say thanks! [ … ] when I saw the quality and accuracy of your work I was stunned! You do serve a great deal to the flamenco art!
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Your transcriptions are *by far* the best. Please keep this fantastic work going.
You are the best and better than 10000's of people in transcribing, speacialy better than CW in 10x's times, and I know this by comparing his falsetas with some of videos , and I found that most of his transcriptions is WRONG and ERRORS (one of many many examples: comparing introduction falseta of "la tumbona" which u transcribed for pdl your transcription is perfect, he released it in one of his bulerias books in very very far from the real one aloooot of errors!!!)
Wow, Alain! -
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As always, thank you for your exceptional work with transcribing music.
Thank you Alain for your fantastic transcriptions for all guitarists in the world!
Alain, I'm so grateful to you, that you make these masters' work available to us, and for the inspiration you've given to me! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Affedis publications is considered leading in this area with the best transcriptions for flamenco guitar available, and I really like the books!
You are doing an amazing job doing so many transcriptions.
I bought the Pepe Habichuela book from you three years ago. It still gives me enormous pleasure to study this fantastic transcription. Thank you very much.
I also wanted to let you know how helpful your work has been to me, the resources you make available have really made it possible to continue learning flamenco and to grow despite the challenge of living in a small town in America far removed from authentic spanish/gypsy flamenco. Keep up the good work! Thanks.
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t's amazing thanks to your transcriptions to be able to play the same notes Vicente Amigo plays.
I have your book La guitarra gitana de Tomatito (which is fantastic amazingly clear and accurate)
Your transcriptions are great. I would like to sincerely thank you for this incredibly valuable and heavy work that you have carried forward through the years. It is indeed such a useful tool for us, very humble flamenco guitar amateurs and dreamers, to get a little bit closer to the greatest players.
I’m looking to buy transcriptions of several flamenco guitar artists but they have to be complete and transcribed only by Alain Faucher as no one I know is more accurate and precise.
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I have the book (Paco de Lucia) but I just prefer your transcriptions, they make more sense to me.
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I have received En la otra orilla, and now I can play the piece but at a half speed of the original. I studied this piece 25 years ago , but I could not hear all the notes.Your transcription is amazingly accurate,
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I was lucky enough to get a copy of La guitarra de Tomatito from Flamenco Connection that they still had in stock. The transcriptions of the solea and rondena blew me away. Great work transcribing them.
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