Flamenco - All You Wanted to Know (Book)
This landmark historical text delivers the goods promised in its title. It does not address flamenco dance whatsoever, focusing instead on flamenco song forms with a special chapter devoted to the role of the guitar. Includes Spanish lyrics for dozens of flamenco songs along with English translations and interpretive notes, a glossary of flamenco terminology, plus a recommended bibliography and discography are also provided. Informal in its demeanor, this carefully researched, insightful book will help you ...more
Product Number:
20205
Format:
Book
Skill Level:
Beginning
Pages:
128
Binding:
Squareback Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
0-7866-6738-9
ISBN13:
978-07866-6738-3
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
10/10/2003
This landmark historical text delivers the goods promised in its title. It does not address flamenco dance whatsoever, focusing instead on flamenco song forms with a special chapter devoted to the role of the guitar. Includes Spanish lyrics for dozens of flamenco songs along with English translations and interpretive notes, a glossary of flamenco terminology, plus a recommended bibliography and discography are also provided. Informal in its demeanor, this carefully researched, insightful book will help you develop a deeper appreciation for the flamboyant art of flamenco.
INTRODUCTION

Chapter 1: WHAT IS FLAMENCO?
   The Flamenco Triumvirate
   Where Does It Come From?

Chapter 2: A BIG PINK BIRD?   
   Flemish Singers
      Gypsies
      Arabs
      Horse Knives

Chapter 3: HOW DEEP IS DEEP?
What is Cante Jondo?
   What is Flamenco Puro?

Chapter 4: WHO INVENTED FLAMENCO?
   Flamenco's Founding Fathers

Chapter 5: WHO SINGS FLAMENCO?
   Viva Santiago
   Flamenco generations

Chapter 6: "TIME CARRIES IN ITS SHAWL, MY TRUTHS"
   What are they singing about?
   Who wrote the songs?
   Malaguenas
   What's In a Seguiriyas
      Alegrias
      Solea

Chapter 7: WHAT'S THE GYPSY'S STORY?
   Disembodied Reasoning
   The Pharaohs of Spain
   The Andalucian Gypsy
   The European Gypsy
   The Gypsy, the Flamenco and the Andaluz

Chapter 8: ARE THEY IMPROVISING?
   Is it written down?

Chapter 9: GROWING PAINS, FLAMENCO'S ADOLESCENCE
   What's the history?
   Silent History
   Pre-Flamenco Poetry
   The Gospel According To
   Al-Andalus
   Arabigo-Andaluz Tongue Twisters
   Flamenco with a Double Latte
   Opera flamenca
   The 1922 Concurso de Cante Jondo
   Nacional Flamenquismo and Tablaos

Chapter 10: FLAMENCO GUITAR OR SPANISH GUITAR
   What's the difference?
   Guitarra Morisca, Guitarra Latina
   The Andalucian Guitar
   La Guitarra de Tablao
   What's the difference between flamenco and classical style?
   The Scratch and Tap
   Flamenco vs. Classical
   Is flamenco guitar music written down?
   Macho Music
   Why don't women play flamenco guitar?

Chapter 11: WHO WERE THE FAMOUS FLAMENCO GUITARISTS?
   The Guitar's Eyebrows
   Flamenco Guitar Schools
   Moron
   Jerez
   Granada
   The Emperor of the Guitar
   A Time of Titans
   Classic Flamenco Composers
   The Summit

Chapter 12: WHAT IS DUENDE?

Chapter 13
:    WHAT IS FLAMENCO FUSION?
   Fusion of Confusion?
   Jazz-Flamenco, Flamenco-Jazz
   Flamenco-Rock
   Flamenco-Pop

Chapter 14: WHY ARE PEOPLE SHOUTING AT THEM WHEN THEY SING?

Chapter 15: PATRIARCHS FOR A NEW MILLENIUM
   What is Flamenco Nuevo?
   Flamenco's Generation X
   Icons of Nuevo Flamenco
   Beyond Flamenco
   New Themes for Old Tunes
   The Fourth Element
   El Nuevo Flamenco Puro Opus 9
   Plus ca Change

GLOSSARY OF FLAMENCO TERMS

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