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.
Guitar: 2003 Antonio Marin Montero (https://tinyurl.com/y7lmdql5)
Here's Kai Narezo with a Flamenco Explained lesson about practicing picado and alzapua technique while also practicing your Bulerias compás. Kai plays a 2003 Antonio Marin Montero flamenco blanca.
Guitar: 1962 Miguel Rodriguez (https://tinyurl.com/y73wkuad)
Here's Kai Narezo with a Flamenco Explained lesson on some great Bulerias material by Moraito that helps understand how bits of compás flow into one another. Kai plays a stunning 1962 Miguel Rodriguez flamenco blanca.
Guitar: 2018 Stephen Hill 2A Blanca (https://tinyurl.com/yd54q95l)
Here's Kai Narezo with a technique workout for picado, arpeggio and alzapua in the Tangos compás. Kai plays a great new 2018 Stephen Hill 2A flamenco blanca.
Huge thanks to Jurgen Reisch for use of his beautiful studio space!
These Sevillanas for solo guitar are great for learning Sevillanas, working on your technique and accompanying dance, too. Learn one at a time, and each one will be easier than the previous one as you get the hang of the structure.
Solea is the oldest of the flamenco forms and having a good understanding of Soleá will help you in all aspects of flamenco. Plus, it's traditional for guitarists to start here. This solo covers all of the essential concepts and techniques that we will look at in other videos.
Four Sevillanas in four different keys (E, A, F# and B phrygian). These Sevillanas are pretty advanced both technically and rhythmically, so you may want to review the Traditional Sevillanas tutorial before tackling this.