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 half compás can be really confusing when you first run into it. Here we introduce it in a way that will hopefully clear up some of the confusion and show you how to stay in compás even when you seem to be decidedly not in compás (strictly speaking)!
Ending on beat 9 or 9+ is one of the more common syncopations in Bulerías, but that doesn’t necessarily make it any easier. In this video we look at how to syncopate your beat 10 without losing your pulse, so that you can stay in compás.
Sabicas was famous for his minor Bulerías, and this may be his most famous falseta of all. It’s almost all picado in eight notes, and the phrases start on beat 1 and 7 instead of the more common beats 12 and 6.