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.
Four Sevillanas in four different keys (E, A, F# and B phrygian). These Sevillanas are pretty advanced both technically and rhythmically, so you may want to review the Traditional Sevillanas tutorial before tackling this.
These Sevillanas for solo guitar are great for learning Sevillanas, working on your technique and accompanying dance, too. Learn one at a time, and each one will be easier than the previous one as you get the hang of the structure.
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.
Tientos Explained - Falseta For Dance by Kai Narezo - Performance
This Tientos falseta by Kai is great for accompanying dance. It features a couple of big left hand stretches and quite a few picado runs, including a short burst of 32nd notes (which at this tempo is not quite as daunting as it sounds.)