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  • Tientos Explained

    1 season

    Tientos Explained is an intermediate/advanced course covering everything you need to play Tientos. The course includes videos on basic compás, advanced compás variations, Llamadas and Cierres, various falsetas, and a Putting It Together video. To wrap it up we have a Tientos Cante video for learn...

  • How To Practice Compás - Tutorial

    In this video we look at how to practice compás once you have the basic concepts down. We start by looking at Soleá, though the the concepts apply to pretty much all Palos. At the 15:10 mark we get into practicing Bulerias compás, and at 22:52 we get into one of the very specific things that mess...

  • Learn Flamenco Guitar - The Ultimate Guide

    1 season

    A comprehensive course for getting started in the magical world of flamenco guitar.

  • How to Practice Rasgueado

    In this video we look at ways to improve your rasgueado so it’s more even-soudning and more relaxed. We look at ways to practice this and we show you couple of rasgueado patterns you can use to practice rasgueado Por Tangos and Por Soleá. We assume a basic command of rasgueados here, so if you’re...

  • Alegrias in A & C - TUTORIAL

    Music notation and TAB for this video found here: https://flamencoexplained.com/tabs-and-notation/

    You may or may to know that you can play Alegrias in keys other than E. But do you know how to get started? In this video we look at what you need to know to get started playing in these keys. We t...

  • Cante Explained

    1 season

    In Cante Explained we look at how to begin really understanding the accompaniment of flamenco Cante. With the help of singer Juan Murube we go into great detail on accompaniment of Soleá, and then take the skills we learn there and transfer to Bulerias and Tangos. And for good measure we look at ...

  • Playing Tapado / Palo Seco Technique - TUTORIAL

    If you’ve listened to some flamenco you’ve probably heard Tapado - when the guitarist becomes a percussionist for a moment and plays fun rhythms on the muted strings of the guitar. In this lesson we look at how to do that and how to choose right-hand patterns to make it interesting. We also look ...

  • My Wrist Hurts - Beginner Pro Tip

    If you’re starting to play the guitar and finding that the wrist of your left hand hurts, then his video is for you. Kai looks at some simple approaches to using your fretting hand in a way that causes as little strain as possible. So you can practice without pain!

  • Elegía for Manolo – The Inspiration for a Composition

    I wrote my Granaína "Elegía" in memory of my Tio Manolo - Manuel de la Escalera Narezo, a man who lived an extraordinary life despite being one of thousands who were imprisoned and sentenced to death by the Franco regime during the Spanish civl war (spoiler: he wasn’t executed). A painter, sculpt...

  • What is a Golpe - Beginner Pro Tip

    The golpe is one of those quintessentially flamenco techniques - we hit the guitar with our nail or finger for a satisfying percussive thwack! In this video we take a quick look at the different kinds of golpes - when to use which and how they work.

  • Which Guitar - Beginner Pro Tip

    We get a lot of people asking what kind of guitar they should get to start playing flamenco. In this video we explain what makes a guitar a flamenco guitar, and what guitars are best for starting out your flamenco adventures!

  • Pro Tip - Free Playlist

    8 videos

    A collection of videos with useful tricks that most pros know, and other fun stuff. Ways to refine your practice and things about the guitar that every player should know.

  • Chords and Voicings in Flamenco

    Ever wonder why so many different chords in flamenco have the same name, or why we use so many versions of the same chord when accompanying Cante? In this video Kai breaks down the difference between a chord and a voicing and then shows you a ton of great voicings (chords) to use when playing Por...

  • Flamenco Video Glossary Pocket Guide - FREE

    23 videos

    The most important thing in flamenco is to understand, and be understood. Guitarists, singers and dancers often use different words to mean the same thing. We encourage you not to get hung up on the terms, but to help, we've provided this handy video glossary of terms you can quickly access. This...

  • Arpeggio Falseta Workout (Bulerias) - Tutorial

    Here's a bulerias falseta I wrote that's almost all arpeggio. It's got that 2 over 3 thing where we play three note phrases but in 8th notes (two notes per beat), and it also has a few faster triplet arpeggios thrown in. It's a nice all-purpose falseta that will also give your arpeggios a workout.

  • Compás Loops
    4 seasons

    Compás Loops

    4 seasons

    There is no variation in the compás, so if you can train yourself to hear the compás you should be able to lock in and get used to playing with the accompaniment of Palmas and cajón. It may not be the most interesting loop in the world, but its purpose is to help you hear the compás and not to be...

  • Rumba Right-Hand Patterns Tutorial

    In this tutorial, Kai covers several of the right-hand patterns for the rumba palo.

    Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/pq8hh7ff2evw8mplwwf61xme8/playlist/6ZXl4Gtlh9FVDgmQlCtOiq?si=KaA-ZWz-TtyaYtqWUivg-g

  • BOOK VIDEOS From Flamenco Explained: The Guitarist's Survival Guide

    6 seasons

    Free videos to accompany the book: Flamenco Explained: The Guitarist's Survival Guide. Note the palo and page number to watch the video example associated with the book.