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.
Our Cante Play Along Series was designed to provide the missing link in most flamenco guitarists’ education - the chance to play for a flamenco singer. We've produced videos of a fantastic young flamenco singer - Antonio El Turry - with percussion but without guitar, so you can experience what it’s like to be the accompanist. We also provide tutorials for each Play Along video to show what chords you’ll need to know and how the structures of the selected letras work, along with some embellishment and other advanced ideas for each Palo. The Play Along videos themselves provide a loop of the letra with some basic information provided on the first round, after which we take away the safety net and let you learn and experiment at home.
Cante Play-Along - Tientos - Cante Accompaniment TUTORIAL Part 1 - Por Medio
No capo required. This is a great first video if you’re just beginning to explore accompanying Cante. Tientos is traditionally accompanied with the Por Medio chords, and in this video we look at the basics of how to do that. We show you the basic chords to accompany a Tientos and how the structur...
Cante Play-Along- Tientos-Cante Accompaniment TUTORIAL Part 2-Por Arriba/Taranta
Capo required. In this video we look at the advanced concept of accompanying Tientos with chords other than the Por Medio ones traditionally used. We show you the chords you’ll need to accompany Tientos both Por Arriba and Por Taranta (E Phrygian and F# Phrygian respectively). If this is a new co...
Cante Play-Along - Tientos - Play-Along Cante and Percussion - No Guitar
A loop of El Turry singing Tientos with percussion but without guitar so you can be accompanist. This video was designed for you to be the accompanist. Turry sings a traditional Tientos letra with percussion but with no guitar accompaniment. The first time through we show you the chords you’d use...
Cante Play-Along-Tientos-Advanced Bonus Material-Cante Without Guitar/Percussion
A loop of El Turry singing Tientos with no percussion and no guitar. It’s very traditional for Tientos to be sung with no pulse - i.e. no palmas or percussion and an ‘elastic’ sense of time. It’s still in 4/4 time, but the pulse is no longer as regular. In order to accompany a letra like this you...