Flamenco Explained - You Can Learn Flamenco Guitar
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.
Bulerias compás is one of the most fun, but also one of the most challenging, things to play in flamenco. But we've got you covered with our Bulerias compás tutorials, and you can find them all here, covering everything from basic compás to syncopated craziness and the dreaded half-compás - all explained in a way that will give you groove and control.
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.
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 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...
Bulerias Explained - Phrasing Bulerías in Sixes - Discussion and Demonstration
Kai and percussionist Kassandra Kocoshis look at the two-feel and the three-feel in Bulerias - how they work together and against one another in real life. This videos is more of a discussion/demonstration than a tutorial, but should be helpful in showing how you can be more free in your use of r...
How to start your Bulerías compás on beat 1, outside of the context of an intro or a Llamada. We look at a way of changing the first half of the compás while using the variations we’ve already learned for the second half.
Learn this well! Everything that follows in levels 2 & 3 uses this pattern as the foundation. If you get this under control, there is almost no reason for you ever to feel lost or out of compás por Bulerias.
Bulerias Explained - Level 1 - Putting It Together - TUTORIAL
Using all of the material you’ve learned so far to put together a solo guitar Bulerías. It’s not really that different from anything we’ve done in other courses as long as you stay on top of the connections between all things.
Bulerias Explained - Level 2 - Another Way To Start on 1 - TUTORIAL
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!
Bulerias Explained - Level 2 - The Desplante - TUTORIAL
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.
This exercise is one of the most important for learning to really feel where you are in compás. We’ll have a few variations of this exercise coming up, so make sure you get this version down before moving on.