Spice up your playing with some easy Flamenco techniques!
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Spice up your playing with some easy Flamenco techniques!

An introduction to the exotic sound of Flamenco guitar
4.5 (13 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
147 students enrolled
Created by Daniel Boudreau
Last updated 11/2015
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  • 44 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Play basic Flamenco guitar techniques
  • Learn the right hand techniques that will dazzle your audience
  • Incorporate these techniques into compositions or repertoire
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  • You must own a classical guitar with nylon strings to take full advantage of this course.
  • You should have some knowledge of open and closed position chords
  • You should be familiar with open position scales and be able to play melodies

Flamenco is a genre of music and dance native to the southern region of Spain referred to as Andelusia. 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:

  • Arpeggio variations
  • Rhumba Strumming
  • Abanico
  • Apuiyando
  • Compas
  • Falsetta variations
  • Alzapua
  • Four and five stroke Razquiado variations
  • Gulpe
  • Picato
  • Tags
  • Tremolo

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.

Check out the course for five minutes and see all the techniques you have access to. You'll be able to spice up your guitar playing in no-time!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is designed for guitar players that have an interest in Flamenco music.
  • If you love the Gypsy Kings and play guitar, you will love this course
  • You may have the feeling that you are stuck with your current style of playing. If you're interested in playing something exotic on the guitar, this course is for you. You may use this course as an introduction to further study or use it to incorporate Flamenco techniques into your current playing. If you're a song writer, you can use this playing style to shape your next great hit song.
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Curriculum For This Course
1 Lecture 04:19
4 Lectures 03:45

Abanico -Tutorial

Abanico variation 2

Abanico variation 2 tutorial
4 Lectures 03:16
Apuiyando 1

Apuiyando 1 - Tutorial

Apuiyando 2

Apuiyando 2 - Tutorial
2 Lectures 02:03

Compas - Tutorial
Falsetta Variations
7 Lectures 05:01
Falsetta 1

Falsetta 1 - tutorial

Falsetta 2

Falsetta 2 - Tutorial

Falsetta 3

Falsetta 4

Falsetta 4 - Tutorial
2 Lectures 01:12

Alzapua tutorial
Rasquiado Variations
4 Lectures 03:51
Five Stroke Rasquiado

Five Stroke Rasquiado - Tutorial

Four Stroke Rasquiado

Four Stroke Rasquiado - Tutorial
2 Lectures 02:58

Gulpe - Tutorial
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About the Instructor
Daniel Boudreau
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