Alegrias Explained - Episode 2
In the second lesson we look at the first letra and the Coletilla and how to accompany them. These two sections of the cante generally follow the exact same chord progression, but they feel different. From there we get into the falseta and then the Llamada for the second letra.
It’s traditional to have 2 letras, but you can also have just one, or you can even have more than two. However many there are, the letras will generally follow one another with falsetas or footwork in between them, and llamadas to tell the singer to start the next letra. After the last letra things start to change, but that’s for a future lesson!
You can find the tutorial and notation/TABS for the falseta I play here:
But of course you can play any falseta that feels right when the times for that comes.
Here are a few resources and review materials for you to look at as you learn to accompany Alegrias:
Alegrias compás - https://learn.flamencoexplained.com/alegrias-playlist/videos/alegrias-compas More Alegrias compás - https://learn.flamencoexplained.com/alegrias-playlist/videos/7-8-9-phrasees
Accompanying the Cante in Alegrias - https://learn.flamencoexplained.com/videos/cante-alegrias
Alegrias Palmas https://learn.flamencoexplained.com/palmas-playlist/videos/palmas-overview
Solea - https://learn.flamencoexplained.com/palmas-playlist/videos/palmas-solea
Our Alegrias playlist on Spotify - https://tinyurl.com/y5r37sjo
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