Flamenco Explained is: a book, video tutorials, a philosophy.
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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.
Bulerias often goes into a 2-feel compás that can last for a while. Here we look at how stay on top of that groove and one of the more traditional 2-feel Buleria bits that I generally associate most with Moraito and Tomatito, though really they're quite traditional.
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.
This is one of the ultimate Buleria Pro Tips - If you’ve ever wondered why flamenco players tap their feet in this way for Bulerias, or if you’ve just struggled to learn this, this video is for you! Kai explains why it’s so useful and shows you how to learn to keep yourself in compás simply by le...
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.
This Bulerias guitar solo features a bunch of Kai's falsetas which cover some really important aspects of Buleria phrasing and a lot of techniques including, thumb, picado, arpeggio, alzapua and rasgueado. This one gets a little syncopated!
Here's a great Moraito falseta por bulerias that also happens to be a great picado workout. It's not that hard to play, but it's definitely not beginner material. It features a bunch of little picado bursts, many of which start on one string and continue on another. Perfect for cleaning up your t...
Here's a bulerias falseta I wrote that's almost all arpeggio. It's got that 2 over 3 thing where we play three note phrases but in 8th notes (two notes per beat), and it also has a few faster triplet arpeggios thrown in. It's a nice all-purpose falseta that will also give your arpeggios a workout.
You've heard Paco and Tomatito play this falseta, as well as tons of other players. It's a killer Alzapua falseta that starts on one. You couldn't ask for a much better Alzapua workout for your right hand.