New to Flamenco - Playlist

New to Flamenco - Playlist

Guitarists traditionally start learning with the Soleá Palo (form) - a slow 12-beat compás that will help you learn the structure of compás. Along the way you'll learn the chords and techniques that you need to get you started on your flamenco journey.

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New to Flamenco - 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Palmas - Solea

    Start here for your palmas - this lesson looks at the basic palmas patterns for Soleá. Much of this will be the foundation for all of the 12-beat compases.

  • Solea Compas Examples - Performance

    Watch this to see what we'll be covering in the Solea Compás examples tutorial.