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.
In this video we get to the heart of accompanying por Soleá by looking at the letras. We break down the entire letra and also show you what to listen for so you can know what letra is coming and how to accompany it.
Most Palos have a Macho - a different kind of letra that happens at the end that either speeds up (often morphing into another Palo) or changes key. The Macho por Soleá that we look at here does both, and it's a pretty common one. So while we've been singing a Soleá, this Macho speeds up into a S...