Anatomy of a Compás - Fandangos de Huelva (2007 Antonio Raya Pardo)
There’s a moment in the Fandango de Huelva that is very distinctive but also very confusing for many players. It’s a specific way of closing the Letra or a falseta that starts on the four (if you’re counting in sixes) and that has as many variations as there are players. In this video we look at exactly how this iconic phrase works and how to play it. We then take it apart to look at the component parts that make it possible to transform the phrase in an almost infinite variety of ways. And of course we learn a few variations so you can dive right in and make your Fandango de Huelva compás more interesting. Thanks to GSI for lending me this great 2007 Antonio Raya Pardo flamenco blanca. I’ve known Antonio since about 1992 and he’s been making great Granada-style flamencos since long before that. His guitars are just about everything you’d want in a traditional Granada flamenco.
TAB available for this on the TABs download page.