Flamenco Explained - You Can Learn Flamenco Guitar
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.
Friday Falseta - Bulerias de Cadiz Kai Narezo - PERFORMANCE
An Intermediate-level falseta for the Bulerias de Cadiz (the Bulerias at the end of an Alegrias). If you’re going to be accompanying danced Alegrias, this is a good one to have in your back pocket in case you get a chance to play a falseta during the Bulerias.
Friday Falseta - Tangos Traditional Line Cliche by Kai Narezo - PERFORMANCE
A line cliche is when one note within a chord moves by half-steps. The second half of this falseta features a line cliche on the D minor chord where the bass note moves down from the note D on the fifth string. This is a traditional figure that you’ll probably recognize more once you learn to pla...
Friday Falseta -Alegrias Escobilla Variation Falseta by Kai Narezo - PERFORMANCE
Here’s a fun fasleta that’s relatively straightforward and will add variety to your Escobilla por Alegrias. The right hand is all P-M-A and the melody is mostly scale wise motion, using an E Major scale in the 6th position. It’s almost all triplets, so once you have the right hand down it’s all a...
Friday Falseta - Seguirilla Alzapua & Stretch by Kai Narezo - PERFORMANCE
Here’s an uptempo Seguirillas falseta you might want to practice with a capo, given the left-hand stretches involved. In addition to the stretches it’s a good alzapua workout, so make sure you’re relaxed as you learn and practice this one. And try to hear the sextuplets in the alzapua before you ...
Friday Falseta - Bulerias Falseta Por Fiesta by Kai Narezo - PERFORMANCE
I say this one is good Por Fiesta because it’s all thumb so you can play it loud and, once learned, should be playable at quick speeds. Watch out for those pickup notes at the beginning, though, as it starts just after beat 10.
Friday Falseta - Seguirilla Faster Escobilla Falseta by Kai Narezo - PERFORMANCE
This Seguirilla falseta works best at faster speeds, making it useful for Escobillas or any other time you need a fast-tempo falseta. You’ll want to watch out for the compás, and also for the left hand, which needs to leave space for adjacent open strings to ring. As always, simple doesn’t mean e...
Friday Falseta - Alegrias Slur Falseta by Kai Narezo - PERFORMANCE
Here’s a short but tricky Alegrias falseta that will really work both your left hand and your compás. In addition to some 16th note slurs that include a lot of pinky action, the phrases don’t quite resolve where we would expect them to. Once you’ve learned the notes, make sure you’re really comfo...
Alegrias Explained - Episode 8 - Final Performance
This is the final performance from our Alegrías Explained episodes. See how it all comes together with the Cante, Baile and Guitar from top to bottom! To understand and hear all the explanations between the three: Cante, Baile and Guitar, in large detail of each section, there are 7 lesson episod...
This short Tangos solo features a lot of compás and three falsetas that cover arpeggio, alzapua and picado techniques. You can learn it as played or you can think of it as a template for dropping in new falsetas and compás variations as you learn them.
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.