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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.
A relatively simple falseta that is traditionally phrased with 8th notes starting on beat 12 and ending on beat 6, until the final longer phrase which starts on 12 and end on beat 6 of the next compás.
A simple but very effective intro for Tarantas that features a lot of the “connective tissue” ideas at the end, this one is also taken from Paco’s ‘Tarantos Populares,’ but is played as Taranta and not in strict Tarantos time. This is played slow and looped several times.
One of my falsetas that I use as an intro, this one features some advanced arpeggio patterns and a bit of alzapua and thumb at the end. It’s really two falsetas joined together, but since I almost always play them as one I thought I’d present them that way here. This is played slow and looped sev...