Flamenco Essentials - Playlist

Flamenco Essentials - Playlist

Understanding how compás works is the single most important thing you need to learn to master flamenco, and good technique is what allows you to plays so check out these compás, palmas and technique lessons to make sure you're on track

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Flamenco Essentials - Playlist
  • Introduction to Compas - Free Tutorial

    Here we look at how the concept of compás works as well as some of the various meanings of this word that is so very central to flamenco.

  • Flamenco is Modular - Tutorial

    In this lesson we look a how one compás flows into the next and also how parts of a compás can flow into one another - basically how flamenco works. This is crucial for improvising in flamenco.

  • Palmas - Overview

    Here we look at a bit of technique for palmas and then look at the various patterns we use for some of the more common Palos, including Soleá, Soleá por Buleria, Buleria, Alegrias, Seguirillas and more.

  • Solea Compas Tutorial

    Here we look at the 12-beat compás in the context of Soleá. This is one of the most important lessons on this site, so even if you think you now this you might want to start here for review.

  • Solea Guitar Solo 1 - Tutorial

    Solea is the oldest of the flamenco forms and having a good understanding of Soleá will help you in all aspects of flamenco. Plus, it's traditional for guitarists to start here. This solo covers all of the essential concepts and techniques that we will look at in other videos.

  • Solea Guitar Solo 1 - Performance

    Solea is the oldest of the flamenco forms and having a good understanding of Soleá will help you in all aspects of flamenco. Plus, it's traditional for guitarists to start here. This solo covers all of the essential concepts and techniques that we will look at in other videos.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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...