An introduction to the exotic sound of Flamenco guitar
Flamenco is a genre of music and dance native to the southern region of Spain referred to as Andalucia. The genre features percussive dance, hand clapping and finger snapping. The guitar style encompasses all this by the use of a myriad of right and left hand techniques. The songs and dances of flamenco music originated among the gypsy people of southern Spain, and it is now familiar all over the world. It has gained immense popularity in certain regions. Astoundingly enough, there are more flamenco academies in Japan than there are in Spain. Here is your opportunity to tap into the rich heritage of the Flamenco style of guitar playing, wherever you may be in the world.
This course is meant to familiarize you with flamenco techniques on the classical guitar. You will learn the essential techniques of flamenco guitar playing that you can apply to your current style of playing or use as a stepping stone for further study of flamenco guitar. For example, you could play a song like “Freight Train” in a rhumba rhythm that you learn in this course. It would be the same song, just a little spicier!
You will learn the following techniques in this course:
Four and five stroke Razquiado variations
You can take a free five minute preview of this course. You will see inside that all the lessons are done in two parts. The first video is a performance of the technique. The second is a tutorial where Jay your instructor explains the technique and shows you exactly how to do it. The videos feature separate views of the right and left hand so you won’t have trouble seeing what he’s playing. The video player that is used for this course is awesome. It lets you slow down the speed of the video to 50% without changing the pitch. So, if you’re going through some videos and the playing is just too fast for you, you can slow it down and and learn until you’re ready to bump the speed back up.
When you finish this course, you will have a good knowledge of the various techniques that are used in Flamenco guitar playing. You’ll be able to look at Paco DeLucia and tell what technique he is employing in order to produce awesome sounds on his guitar.