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.
Is that pesky flamenco F chord giving you a problem? Have trouble making chord changes? Learn how to deliberately grab that F chord with this handy Pro Tip which will have you getting that effing F chord a lot faster after practicing this.
Refine your alzapua technique by paying attention to these few important things. In this alzapua flamenco guitar lesson, Kai covers alzapua bulerias and alzapua tangos and kinds of alzapua technique within those palos.
Peg capos are beautiful and wonderful to use, but sometimes they break! Get your G string out and fix that cejilla you've been just starring at! Kai's easy to follow pro tip shows you how to fix your peg capo.
This is one of the ultimate Buleria Pro Tips - If you’ve ever wondered why flamenco players tap their feet in this way for Bulerias, or if you’ve just struggled to learn this, this video is for you! Kai explains why it’s so useful and shows you how to learn to keep yourself in compás simply by le...
The golpe is one of those quintessentially flamenco techniques - we hit the guitar with our nail or finger for a satisfying percussive thwack! In this video we take a quick look at the different kinds of golpes - when to use which and how they work.
We get a lot of people asking what kind of guitar they should get to start playing flamenco. In this video we explain what makes a guitar a flamenco guitar, and what guitars are best for starting out your flamenco adventures!
If you’re starting to play the guitar and finding that the wrist of your left hand hurts, then his video is for you. Kai looks at some simple approaches to using your fretting hand in a way that causes as little strain as possible. So you can practice without pain!
Warning - Even we think this video is boring to watch. But it’s about this one trick that will make you better at counting subdivisions, which will make you have better time, which will make you a better musician. Which is the whole point, right? So feel free to skip this one. Unless you want to ...
Bulerias Explained - Phrasing Bulerías in Sixes - Discussion and Demonstration
Kai and percussionist Kassandra Kocoshis look at the two-feel and the three-feel in Bulerias - how they work together and against one another in real life. This videos is more of a discussion/demonstration than a tutorial, but should be helpful in showing how you can be more free in your use of r...