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.
We look at another way to start the compás on beat 1 - this time with triplets. This will prepare you for a very popular two-compás phrase that gives learners a lot of trouble, so take your time with this one, so you don’t make the common mistakes that happen when starting on beat 1.
This 2-compás passage seems to confuse just about everyone at first, so we break it down in a way that should be easy to follow. Take it slowly and pay attention to the details and you can be one of the ones who gets it right!
Though the traditional Desplante may sound a bit old-school in some contexts, there is a lot to be learned from its structure and the way it grooves. And you’ll hear a ton of modern variants of this, so you’ll want to have this under control, too.