Spice up your playing with some easy Flamenco techniques!

An introduction to the exotic sound of Flamenco guitar
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  • Lectures 47
  • Length 44 mins
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

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!

What are the requirements?

  • 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

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Play basic Flamenco guitar techniques
  • Learn the right hand techniques that will dazzle your audience
  • Incorporate these techniques into compositions or repertoire

What 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.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
Introduction - how to navigate the course
Preview
04:19
Section 2: Arpeggio Variations
Arpeggio variation 1
Preview
00:26
Arpeggio variation 1 - Tutorial
Preview
00:47
Arpeggio variation 2
Preview
00:16
Arpeggio variation 2 - Tutorial
Preview
00:21
Arpeggio variation 3
Preview
00:18
Arpeggio variation 3 - Tutorial
Preview
00:23
Section 3: Rhumba Strumming
Rhumba Strumming
Preview
00:25
Rhumba Strumming - Tutorial
Preview
02:02
Rhumba Variation
Preview
00:26
Rhumba Variation - Tutorial
Preview
01:03
Section 4: Abanico
Abanico
00:33
Abanico -Tutorial
01:25
Abanico variation 2
00:32
Abanico variation 2 tutorial
01:15
Section 5: Apuiyando
Apuiyando 1
00:21
Apuiyando 1 - Tutorial
01:13
Apuiyando 2
00:31
Apuiyando 2 - Tutorial
01:11
Section 6: Compas
Compas
00:38
Compas - Tutorial
01:25
Section 7: Falsetta Variations
Falsetta 1
00:40
Falsetta 1 - tutorial
00:40
Falsetta 2
00:34
Falsetta 2 - Tutorial
01:06
Falsetta 3
00:58
Falsetta 4
00:23
Falsetta 4 - Tutorial
00:40
Section 8: Alzapua
Alzapua
00:22
Alzapua tutorial
00:50
Section 9: Rasquiado Variations
Five Stroke Rasquiado
00:22
Five Stroke Rasquiado - Tutorial
01:22
Four Stroke Rasquiado
00:23
Four Stroke Rasquiado - Tutorial
01:44
Section 10: Gulpe
Gulpe
00:31
Gulpe - Tutorial
02:27
Section 11: Picato
Picato
00:59
Picato - Tutorial
01:00
Picato Scale
00:19
Picato Scale - Tutorial
01:14
Section 12: Tag Technique
Tag
00:20
Tag - Tutorial
01:03
Section 13: Tremolo Technique
Tremolo
00:21
Tremolo - Tutorial
01:13
Tremolo (Malaguena Riff)
00:24
Tremolo (Malaguena Riff) - Tutorial
01:12
Section 14: Recital
Recital
02:40

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Instructor Biography

Daniel Boudreau, Enhance your knowledge. Unleash your creativity.

Daniel Boudreau's courses focus on learning from example. Theory is cut down to a minimum across all courses. Daniel values ACTION strongly in his teaching approach. You will learn core concepts by observation and be able to replicate them right away is in a step-by-step method. Additionally, with the help of the Udemy course layout, elements of a topic are cut down to super specific lessons. This way, you will never feel lost or confused. Daniel is always there to help if you have any questions about a specific lesson. Just head to the discussion tab from any lesson and ask away!  

Daniel has collaborated with several instructors with many years of teaching experience. All of them have a vast knowledge of the subject that they teach. Browse around the many courses that Daniel offers and see what interests you. You can always take a five-minute preview of any course by clicking the button on the right side of the video on any course's preview page. 

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