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.
The Flamenco Explained Summer Technique Bootcamp is all about learning the principles of good practice (and applying them, of course!) so you can move your playing to the next level. We explore the principles of relaxation & stability and provide you with materials you can use to get to work right away.
These are the chords to the first 2/3 or so of Etude #1 by Heitor Villa Lobos. It's just a ton of six string voicings, so it's a great bunch of chords to learn for working on all kinds of right hand stuff. Flamenco players have been using these for ages, so I encourage you to also learn them as w...
Technique Bootcamp - Chromatic Scale Six Ways Material
The chromatic scale is basically all of the notes. There are many ways to play the chromatic scale, and here we will learn six ways to play it - once traveling up each string. It's a great excuse to play a lot of notes, which is what we'll want when we work on scales! You don't need to learn all ...
Here are a few chord progressions that we can use for all sorts of stuff, including rasgueado practice. These chord progressions are all Por Arriba (in the Soleá key) and are just a few examples that we'll be using.
Technique Bootcamp - Entri Scales (Advanced) Material
Here are some great scales to work both hands. The person who showed them to me ages ago said they were a series of scales used by the great Caño Roto guitarist and teacher El Entri, but I can't confirm this for sure. Anyway - I've been using them for years as a scale routine, but they're a bit a...
This is a basic Major 7th arpeggio that I use for warm up and scale practice, because of the way it moves across the strings. No pdf for this because I think it's important to learn the moveable pattern.