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.

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  • Bulerias Compás - Tutorial

    Start here if you're ready to dive in to Bulerias. The better you train your right hand to stay in compás regardless of what the left hand is doing, the better and more reliable your compás will be.

  • Bulerias Compas Looped

    Taken from the Bulerias Compás tutorial video, we've put together 1 minute of compás and looped them 10X times so for easy play-along practice.

  • Bulerias Compás - 2 Count - Tutorial

    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.

  • Buleria Bit #1 - Tutorial

    There's nothing else in flamenco guitar that is more confusing to guitarists learning Buleria. It's a little confusing at first, but we have a trick to teach your right hand to keep it under control.

  • Palmas - Bulerias

    This is what you've been working towards - palmas patterns for Bulerias. It's a lot like the other 12-count patterns, but a lot faster!

  • Distance from 10 - 2003 Antonio Marin

    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.

    Huge thanks to Jurgen Reisch ...

  • Moraito Bits - 1962 Miguel Rodriguez

    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.

    Huge thanks t...

  • Buleria Foot Tapping

    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...

  • Bulerias Explained - Level 1 - Introduction - TUTORIAL

    We talk about what a Bulerías is, where it’s from and how it’s used.

  • Bulerias Explained - Level 1 - Palmas Patterns - TUTORIAL

    Before we pick up the guitar, we get the basic palmas patterns down to better understand the compás

  • Bulerias Explained - Level 1 - The Four Elements of Bulerias Compás- TUTORIAL

    We look at a new way to organize your thinking about Bulerías compás that makes it easier to stay in compás no matter what.

  • Bulerias Explained - Level 1 - Right-Hand Patterns - TUTORIAL

    The essential right-hand patterns you want to learn so that you can stay in compás no matter what. Learn these well and you’ll have a much easier time down the road.

  • Bulerias Explained - Level 1 - Compás Variations Second Half of Compás - TUT

    A few ways to vary the second half of the Bulerías compás. Learning these will help you understand one of the important ways that we create more interesting and varied compás por Bulerías.

  • Bulerias Explained - Level 1 - Starting on 1 - TUTORIAL

    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.

  • Bulerias Explained - Level 1 -The Patata Pattern - TUTORIAL

    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 & 2 - Incorporating Falsetas - TUTORIAL

    In this crucial video for practicing to stay in compás as you add falsetas to your Bulerías repertoire, we break it down and look at a simple exercise for reinforcing good compás.

  • Bulerias Explained - Level 1 - Starting & Ending Your Bulería - TUTORIAL

    We look at some traditional ways to begin and end your Bulerías, whether you’re playing a solo piece or accompanying. Th tricky part is that both the intros and the endings start on beat 1.

  • 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 - Patata Right hand Pattern - TUTORIAL

    As we’ve mentioned, this pattern will form the foundation of everything coming up, so take the time to learn this really really well!

  • 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.

  • Bulerias Explained - Level 2 - 2-Compás Pattern The Trill - TUTORIAL

    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.

  • Bulerias Explained - Level 2 - Distance From 10 Triplet Rasgueados - TUTORIAL

    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.