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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Left Hand Mechanics Tutorial

    Left Hand mechanics - Whether you’re new to the guitar or just want to improve your left-hand technique, understanding the mechanics of the left arm is essential. Learn the proper way to use your arm and hand to place your fingers where they need to go with a minimum of effort. Then learn to use ...