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.
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.
This lessons explains how and why we use golpe and gives you a few examples to practice. If you don't have a golpeador (tap plate) on your guitar this is the moment when you decide how committed you really are to this whole flamenco thing. Also, there may be blood...