Flamenco Explained is: a book, video tutorials, a philosophy.
Kai Narezo takes the intimidation out of learning to play flamenco guitar - for fun and alongside the art with dancers and singers. Join in on the juerga with Kai and other guitarists, dancers and singers in our online community both for free and subscribed video tutorials and method book lessons.
Flamenco Explained - The Guitarist's Survival Guide, is the first book that breaks down the inner workings of flamenco and helps the guitarist truly understand this amazing art form. Flamenco Explained presents the underlying architecture of flamenco in a new way that is accessible to all musicians and prepares the aspiring guitarist to accompany flamenco dance and cante and communicate with other flamenco musicians. Flamenco Explained has already been used as the foundation for Berklee College of Music's first ever flamenco guitar class.
In this lesson we break down the compás for Alegrias - a 12-beat compás that's faster than a Soleá but not as fast as a Buleria. All of the right-hand patterns here also apply perfectly to Soleá por Buleria.
You can start Alegrias compás on either 12 or 1, and learning how to go back and forth easily is an important part of playing compas. This tutorial shows you how to get comfortable switching between the two, and the how to vary your compás.
Here’s a nice variation on the traditional SIlencio section of the Alegrias. The Silencio is a slower section in the danced Alegrias that is played in the parallel minor key. It is traditionally six compases long and is phrased similarly to the Escobilla (but slow and in minor). This particular S...
Solea Por Buleria and Alegrias - Recycling - Transpose Modes - TUTORIAL
If you've been playing for a little while you may already have lots of material that you can 'recycle' by transposing to other keys. This tutorial shows you how to think about this so you can use your material in different keys and even different modes (i.e. Por Medio to Por Arriba or even from P...
A really quick introduction to the basic flamenco forms, including Soleá, Soleá por Buleria, Buleria, Tientos, Tangos, Rumba, Alegrias, Seguirilla, Guajiras, Farruca, Colombiana, Taranto, Taranta and Fandango de Huelva. Not all of the Palos, but a good intro to some of the more common ones.