Essential Flamenco Guitar: Volume 1 (BOOK/2-DVD Set)
30458DP
This book and accompanying video provide a thorough introduction to flamenco guitar. What are the essential elements and techniques of flamenco guitar playing? How does one capture the real essence of authentic flamenco guitar? These are questions that Juan Martin, celebrated virtuoso flamenco guitarist and teacher, addresses in this first book of a projected three-volume series. The method is designed for the complete beginner and requires no prior knowledge of the guitar or flamenco music. It also provide ...more
Product Number:
30458DP
Format:
BOOK/2-DVD Set
Skill Level:
Multiple Levels
Notation Type:
Standard Notation and Tab
Pages:
140
Binding:
Squareback Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
0-7866-8572-7
ISBN13:
978-07866-8572-1
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
1/10/2014
This book and accompanying video provide a thorough introduction to flamenco guitar. What are the essential elements and techniques of flamenco guitar playing? How does one capture the real essence of authentic flamenco guitar? These are questions that Juan Martin, celebrated virtuoso flamenco guitarist and teacher, addresses in this first book of a projected three-volume series. The method is designed for the complete beginner and requires no prior knowledge of the guitar or flamenco music. It also provides invaluable insight and material for more advanced players who want to capture the essential sounds, rhythms and emotional power of true flamenco.The series begins with in-depth demonstrations of how the basic building blocks of flamenco guitar technique are used in actual flamenco music. The material then progresses to a detailed exploration of the individual rhythmic forms - the palos. In this book, the fundamental palos of Solea and Alegrias are presented to emphasize the basic rhythms and provide examples of falsetas - the melodic passages. Martin then shows how to apply these when collaborating with a dancer and singer. The music is transcribed in standard notation and tablature (cifra), and the two DVDs contain over 3.5 combined hours of explanation and demonstrations. The first DVD provides a detailed introduction to basic techniques, using examples of authentic flamenco to show these techniques in action. The second DVD progresses to demonstrations of the Solea and Alegrias, including music for the soloist and the guitar accompanying the dancing and singing.
Essential Flamenco Guitar: Volume 1

Introduction by Juan Martín . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Key to Symbols and Notation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Tuning the Guitar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

First Rumba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 

Simple Rumba with Ami7 chords . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Alternative Simple Rumba Patterns . . . . . . . . . . 13

Second Rumba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

A Modern-Style Rumba Technique . . . . . . . . . . 15

Index Finger and Apagado (Bulerías from Lebrija) 16

The 4-Stroke Rasgueo (in Verdiales) . . . . . . . . . 17

Verdiales Falseta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Verdiales Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

por medio Chords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Tientos Chords and Rhythm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

First Tientos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Ligado Exercise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Falseta for Alegrías por Rosas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

4-Stroke Rasgueo in Tangos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Tangos por arriba (El agua se va). . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Song Tune (picado) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Picado Exercises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 

Zapateado Falseta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Another Zapateado Falseta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

A Fast Triplet Ending . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

More Picado Exercises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Ligado in Taranto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

The Arrastre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Taranto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Comparing the 4-Stroke, 5-Stroke and 3-Stroke Rasgueos 36

Introduction to the Soleá. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Alegrías Escobilla . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

p, i, m Arpegio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Back and Forward Arpegios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Campanela Arpegio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Campanela in Zapateado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Arpegios in Farruca . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Continual Rasgueo, Alzapúa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

The Triplet Rasgueo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Rasgueo followed by the Thumb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

The Flamenco Trémolo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

Exercises for Trémolo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

Fandangos por medio (SLOW). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

The Compás of Soleá. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Continuing the Rhythm of Soleá . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Chords for Soleá de Alcalá . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Adding Interest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Adding Syncopation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Simpler Ritmeo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

Transition to Falsetas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Bass-side Golpes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Simple Falseta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Thumb Falseta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Repeated-Note Falseta. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

Arpegio Falseta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72

Wistful Falseta. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

Falseta to Open the Fingers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

Another Arpegio Falseta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

Picado and Arpegio Falseta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

Trémolo Falseta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

LA CAÑA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

Falseta for La Caña . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

Polo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

Soleá por medio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

More Soleá por medio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

Basic Alegrías por arriba. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98

Chords and Ritmeo for Singer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

‘A More Advanced Form’ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

A Modern Entrada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104

Subida. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106

Silencio to Escobilla . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

Escobilla . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

Transition to Bulerías . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

Bulerías Falseta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112

Bulerías de Cádiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114

The Silencio in the Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116

Falseta A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

An Alternative Ending for Falseta A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121

Falseta B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122

Trémolo Falseta. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123

Falseta C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

Falseta D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125

More Falsetas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127

Falseta de Niño Ricardo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131

Falseta de Ramón Montoya . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132

About the Author . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136

Juan Martín’s Other Publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139

 
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