Cante Explained

Cante Explained

Cante Explained takes the fear out of learning to accompany Cante. Kai shows you what to listen for, what the singer wants, and generally how to be prepared for whatever the singer might throw at you. If you've been wondering how to learn the art of Flamenco accompaniment, Cante Explained is for you!

A .pdf to the Letras can be found here: https://flamencoexplained.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/SoleaLetra.pdf

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Cante Explained
  • Cante Explained - Bulerias

    Accompanying Cante por Bulerias can be challenging at first, as you have to keep in compás while listening to the singer and making sure you’re playing the right chords at the right time. In this video Kai and singer Juan Murube show you what to expect and what to listen for as you get started le...

  • Cante Explained - Tangos

    In this video Kai and singer Juan Murube look at one of the most common Tangos letras you’re likely to run into. If you’re going to learn just one Letra, this is the one you want. There are many variations that use the same melody and structure but with different lyrics, so if you learn this one ...

  • Cante Explained - Solea - The Salida

    The Salida isn't technically a letra, but it's the first thing you'll have to play if you're accompanying a Soleá. In this video Kai and Juan discuss the Salida, show you some examples, and break it all down.

  • Cante Explained - Solea - The Letra

    In this video we get to the heart of accompanying por Soleá by looking at the letras. We break down the entire letra and also show you what to listen for so you can know what letra is coming and how to accompany it.

  • Cante Explained - Soleá - The Macho

    Most Palos have a Macho - a different kind of letra that happens at the end that either speeds up (often morphing into another Palo) or changes key. The Macho por Soleá that we look at here does both, and it's a pretty common one. So while we've been singing a Soleá, this Macho speeds up into a S...

  • Cante Explained - Soleá - Complete Performance

    Kai and Juan perform a Soleá that includes a Salida, two letras (each in a different style) and a Macho that speeds up a bit and goes to the parallel Major key.

  • Sevillanas Structure With Cante - Tutorial

    If you're only going to learn to accompany one Sevillanas, A La Puerta de Toledo is a good place to start. It's by far the most commonly sung Sevillanas, and the chord changes are relatively simple. Once you've understood how this one works, any other Sevillanas you want to learn will be a matter...

  • Accompanying Cante in Alegrias

    Kai Narezo and Jesus Montoya play through all of the important elements of a sung Alegrías. They cover the Tiri-ti-tran, the letra, coletilla, Bulería de Cádiz and an Estribillo while showing you the guitar chords and where in the compás the letras begin. We should note that this is not the struc...

  • Survival Guide - Fandangos de Huelva

    Fandangos de Huelva is one that’s often taught in beginner dance classes, so if you’re starting to accompany dance you’ll want to learn this one. There are a few things you’ll want to know before you get started - a couple of things that make the Fandangos the Huelva a little confusing at first. ...

  • Cante and Cejilla placement - Free video

    Use the capo to play in same key but get different colors from the guitar. With very special guest, Jesus Montoya! @1:29 Rocket El Tormenta Gitano also walks into the shot, but he wasn't invited.