Flamenco Explained is: a book, video tutorials, a philosophy.
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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.
Here’s an advanced Guajiras falseta that works at both faster and slower tempos and involves quite a few little scale bursts for you to work on. Could also work as a somewhat rubato intro at a slower speed.
This intermediate/advanced Colombianas falseta follows a more or less traditional chord progression you’ll want to be familiar with when playing Colombianas. You can use our Tangos compás loops to practice this one: https://learn.flamencoexplained.com/compas-loops/season:5
Tangos can be played in many keys, and after Por Medio, the most common other key is Por Arriba (E Phrygian), the key that Tangos de Granada is often played in. Here’s a fun falseta that can be played as written, but also has a lot of moving parts that you can use as shorter falsetas or simply to...
An advanced Alegrias falseta by Kai in the key of A Major rather than the more common E Major, this falseta features a recurring syncopated figure, a few quick picado runs, and a couple of left-hand challenges.