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.
In this video we look at the Llamada por Seguirillas as a way to really understand how to count and feel the compás. Seguirillas is built on the same 12-beat foundation as Soleá, but we feel and count it in a very different way, so this is a great place to start. We also look at one of the most c...
In this video we get into the basic compás of Seguirillas and how to flow from the llamada into the compás and back again. By the end of this video you should have a solid understanding of how Seguirilla feels and how it works.
If you’re feeling good about your Seguirilla compassions it’s time to start learning some compás variations and some new chord voicings so your compás will sound a little more interesting and you’ll have more options.
Here are the most important and tricky bits to look out for as you jump in to Seguirillas, along with the one falseta you have to know to play. If you're not clear on how the compás works for Seguirilla be sure to check out the Seguirilla Palmas video.