Can I ask a quick question about Cantes Libres in general? My understanding is that these palos (Tarantas, Malagueñas, Rondeña, ect) do not have any kind of time signature, or compas. Essentially, there are basic melodies or "elements" that they traditionally contain- and those melodies or elements is what defines the palo.
Are these palos still modular? Would a traditional flamenco guitarist compose complete pieces for these palos, or would they be more likely to learn/compose little "bits" in the style of the palo, and then string them together, in the same fashion that we string compas, falsetas, escobilla, and letras together in the more structured palos?