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Guitarra Gerundino en Venta

By Tomás

Tengo una guitarra de Gerundino en venta. versión en inglés Es flamenca, blanca de ciprés y del año 1999. Tengo un Vídeo en YouTube donde toco una Colombiana con esta guitarra. Yo no compro guitarras para luego venderlas y no tengo un interés especial en vender esta guitarra pero si eres un guitarrista flamenco y […]

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El Flamenco en el Reino Unido: Trabajo y Remuneración

By Tomás

Recibo comunicaciones de vez en cuando de personas españolas con deseos de venir a vivir y trabajar en el Reino Unido. Quieren saber si hay oportunidades para trabajar con el flamenco, qué tipos de trabajos pueden ser y, claro, cuánto se puede cobrar. Pensé, entonces, poner aquí unas anotaciones para responder un poco a estas […]

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How to Play Farruca

By Tomás

Spanish version I have a YouTube video in which I explain how to play an introduction to Farruca using a selection of rajeo and then I follow with a falseta which uses Picado. The rhythm or compás of Farruca could be described as 4/4 and one of the ways to count it is to say: […]

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How to Play Fandangos

By Tomás

I have a YouTube video that looks at how we can play two different kinds of arpeggio for the introduction to Fandangos. The first arpeggio system is not so frequently known when we first start to play flamenco guitar. Usually we expect an arpeggio to start with a bass string plucked by the thumb and […]

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How to play Remate, Llamada, Subida, Cierre and Ida

By Tomás

Spanish version I have a very detailed YouTube video which looks at how to play Remate, Llamada, Subida, Cierre etc with special reference to Tientos and Tangos, Bulerias, Soleares (Solea) and Alegrias. These terms refer primarily to moments or sections in the flamenco dance yet they are always of interest to guitar soloists as well […]

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How to play Alegrias

By Tomás

Spanish version Alegrias or Alegrías as we spell it in Spanish is a lovely sensitive and yet passionate flamenco form (palo flamenco) which is associated with the area of Cadiz (Cádiz). Alegrias is part of a group of cantes which include Cantiñas, Mirabrás, Romeras and Alegrías de Córdoba. In my opinion we can also include […]

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How to play Solea to accompany flamenco song and dance

By Tomás

Spanish version   It is a matter of huge joy to me that increasingly my flamenco guitar students are asking me for guidance on how to accompany flamenco singing and dancing. It has not always been like this. Some years back guitarists seemed to be mainly keen to focus on solo guitar playing and of […]

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How to play rajeo with great effect

By Tomás

Spanish version There is a simple straightforward rajeo that sometimes is in my opinion somewhat wrongly overlooked. This rajeo can give the most fantastic expressive flamenco playing. It can be used in so many different ways. Certainly, it can be strong, direct and obvious and the sort of sound that people associate with accompanying flamenco […]

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How to play Alzapua

By Tomás

Spanish version The alzapua or in Spanish alzapúa is a very exciting and quintessentially flamenco technique. It is very particular to flamenco guitar playing and I am not aware of it being used in other guitar styles. The Spanish word is the joining of two words: alzar which means to move something upwards and púa […]

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How to Play Rajeo (Rasgueado/ Rasgueo) abanico (triplet)

By Tomás

Spanish version The rajeo abanico or triplet rajeo provides a very powerful, very flamenco strumming technique. It is used in any part of flamenco guitar playing, not just for accompanying flamenco dance. There are several ways for playing this kind of rajeo and each way gives a slightly different feel. One way is to use […]

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