BEGINNER Playlist

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  • Palmas - Overview

    Here we look at a bit of technique for palmas and then look at the various patterns we use for some of the more common Palos, including Soleá, Soleá por Buleria, Buleria, Alegrias, Seguirillas and more.

  • Silencio (Alegrias) - Tutorial

    This is a great traditional Silencio - the slow lyrical section of the danced Alegrias. If you don't have a Silencio yet this is a great one to have, and it's a nice picado study, too.

  • Palmas - Tangos

    Palmas for Tangos are a little easier, since the compás is a 4-count, but this flamenco, so it still gets a bit tricky at times.

  • Technique - Scales - Tutorial

    An introduction to rest-stroke scale technique (picado) as we use it in flamenco with some great exercises to make you faster, more accurate and more in control.

  • Technique - Alzapua - Tutorial

    In this lesson we break down basic Alzapua technique and use simple falsetas in Soleá and Tangos as studies to practice and perfect coordinating the two hands. Then we look at some of the more advanced ways that we coordinate the two hands to fly!

  • Technique - Arpeggio - Tutorial

    Arpeggio is one of the foundational techniques for the right hand in all guitar playing. Here we look at the principles of good arpeggio technique and look at some simple exercises to solidify this technique, including a bit of the Villa-Lobos Etude #1 that just about all flamencos use for arpegg...

  • Introduction to Thumb Technique - Tutorial

    This is a really important lesson, since thumb technique is crucial to the sound of flamenco guitar. Here we look at how to use the thumb efficiently to get that loud, percussive flamenco sound when using the thumb.

  • Introduction to Golpe - Tutorial

    This lessons explains how and why we use golpe and gives you a few examples to practice. If you don't have a golpeador (tap plate) on your guitar this is the moment when you decide how committed you really are to this whole flamenco thing. Also, there may be blood...

  • Introduction to Rasgueado - Tutorial

    In this lesson we look at Rasgueado technique in the context of Soleá and Tangos. We break down how to use your right hand to get power and precision while staying relaxed. This is an essential lesson for beginners or anyone who wants to improve this technique that is so central to flamenco guitar.

  • Palmas - Solea

    Start here for your palmas - this lesson looks at the basic palmas patterns for Soleá. Much of this will be the foundation for all of the 12-beat compases.

  • Solea Guitar Solo 1 - Tutorial

    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.

  • Solea Guitar Solo 1 - Performance

    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.

  • Introduction to Compas - Free Tutorial

    Here we look at how the concept of compás works as well as some of the various meanings of this word that is so very central to flamenco.

  • Overview of Flamenco Palos (styles) - Tutorial

    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.

  • Flamenco is Modular - Tutorial

    In this lesson we look a how one compás flows into the next and also how parts of a compás can flow into one another - basically how flamenco works. This is crucial for improvising in flamenco.

  • Solea Compas Examples - Performance

    Watch this to see what we'll be covering in the Solea Compás examples tutorial.

  • Solea Compas Tutorial

    Here we look at the 12-beat compás in the context of Soleá. This is one of the most important lessons on this site, so even if you think you now this you might want to start here for review.

  • Tangos Compas - Tutorial

    In this lesson we look at Tangos compás - how to feel it, how to count it, and some of the really important right hand patterns that we need to learn to play Tangos.

  • Tangos 1 Guitar Solo - Performance

    Watch this to see what we'll be covering in the Tangos Introduction lesson or to refresh your memory once you've gone through the lesson.

  • Tangos 1 - Guitar Solo - Tutorial

    In this lesson we put together a short Tangos guitar solo, and as we look into it we learn about a lot of the ways in which all flamenco works - how we connect ideas, and the relationship between compás, falsetas and llamadas.