Electric (Pick) Player

Electric (Pick) Player

If you’re an experienced guitar player but have played with a pick in the past then we recommend you start here and become acquainted with the various right-hand techniques used in flamenco. Then put it all together with our Tangos guitar solo.

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Electric (Pick) Player
  • Palmas - Tangos

    Palmas for Tangos are a little easier, since the compás is a 4-count, but this flamenco, so it still gets a bit tricky at times.

  • Tangos 1 - Guitar Solo - Tutorial

    In this lesson we put together a short Tangos guitar solo, and as we look into it we learn about a lot of the ways in which all flamenco works - how we connect ideas, and the relationship between compás, falsetas and llamadas.

  • Tangos Compas - Tutorial

    In this lesson we look at Tangos compás - how to feel it, how to count it, and some of the really important right hand patterns that we need to learn to play Tangos.

  • Introduction to Rasgueado - Tutorial

    In this lesson we look at Rasgueado technique in the context of Soleá and Tangos. We break down how to use your right hand to get power and precision while staying relaxed. This is an essential lesson for beginners or anyone who wants to improve this technique that is so central to flamenco guitar.

  • Triplet Rasgueado (abanico) - Tutorial

    The triplet rasgueado (abanico) isn't that hard to do, but you have to take it slowly! This lesson breaks it down so that if you have a bit of patience you'll be able to play fast, loud triplets consistently and with control.

  • Rasgueado Triplet Examples (Abanico) - Tutorial

    This lesson shows you how to use your triplet rasgueados for llamadas in Tangos. This is a great way to both practice your rasgueados and solidify your Tangos compás.

  • Technique - Scales - Tutorial

    An introduction to rest-stroke scale technique (picado) as we use it in flamenco with some great exercises to make you faster, more accurate and more in control.

  • Technique - Arpeggio - Tutorial

    Arpeggio is one of the foundational techniques for the right hand in all guitar playing. Here we look at the principles of good arpeggio technique and look at some simple exercises to solidify this technique, including a bit of the Villa-Lobos Etude #1 that just about all flamencos use for arpegg...

  • Introduction to Thumb Technique - Tutorial

    This is a really important lesson, since thumb technique is crucial to the sound of flamenco guitar. Here we look at how to use the thumb efficiently to get that loud, percussive flamenco sound when using the thumb.

  • Technique - Alzapua - Tutorial

    In this lesson we break down basic Alzapua technique and use simple falsetas in Soleá and Tangos as studies to practice and perfect coordinating the two hands. Then we look at some of the more advanced ways that we coordinate the two hands to fly!