Questions tagged [flamenco]

Andalusian style of dancing, and the style of music that accompanies the dance.

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New Guitar Learning Flamenco Techniques [duplicate]

I planing to buy Alvarez AD60CE Dreadnought Electro Acoustic Guitar - Pau Ferro/Indian Laurel Fretboard for learning finger style playing techniques, will this guitar will serve my purpose ?
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Flamenco guitar strings

Before the invention of nylon, from what material were strings made for use by flamenco players? I have tried different search engines and forae but found no answer or similar question.
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What's this (flamenco?) rhythm called? (Tres Lagrimas)

This song by Guitarra Azul has a very distinctive rhythm that I have also heard in other songs. How is it called? Is it one of the classical flamenco rhythms?
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How to file nails for flamenco guitar?

I have been growing out my nails and they are long enough now to where I can file them to the correct shape, but I am not sure how to file them? How would I do this?
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Good nylon accoustic guitar pieces to learn [closed]

I'm a passable electric guitarist of many years. People are often thrusting accoustic guitars at me and saying, dude you know loads of songs.. I've seen your band! I say.. yes it is true, my part to ...
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Starting over with Flamenco in my Soul

I started learning Flamenco with a teacher my age 56 years ago (I was 16).I thought I would play Classical, but found that it was too tedious, with little gratification. So Flamenco was more ...
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Is Playing Classical Guitar with Fingers PI a Bad Habit?

I see most classical/flamenco guitar players use fingers IM instead (rest stroke or picado). Coming from an electric guitar background, I find the rest stroke technique extremely uncomfortable. Is it ...
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What Are Some Techniques For Fast Classical Guitar Runs?

Players like Paco de Lucia shred through scales up and down at incredible speed. Is "Picado" the only way to achieve these fast runs up and down the neck? I'm looking for ways to go up and down a ...
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Which guitar to pick for playing flamenco?

Where I live, there are several music shops. Although they sell a great variety of guitars, none has the category "flamenco guitar." I'd like to buy a guitar to play flamenco. So, what features shall ...
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Flamenco - How to find band mates that appreciate it and in a new town?

I moved into a regional town in Australia, that is mostly surrounded by Blues, Rock, Pop or Top-40 musicians. The closest answer I found here is this one, which has some good suggestions that apply ...
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Was Isaac Albéniz a Romantic?

I'm a big fan of Isaac Albéniz and I love classical guitar. As a big classical guitar fan, I obviously love Baroque music and I love Flamenco as well. I am not the biggest fan of Romantic music and ...
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Electric guitar for flamenco?

I recently got back my electric guitar from a friend and a fancy little amp to jam on, but I find I've become quite dependent upon the little percussive effects you get from an acoustic guitar. And I ...
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Guitar - Should I Learn the Major Scale Patterns?

I am already pretty good in using the minor and major pentatonic scales to solo. I also learned CAGED for minor/major chords on the fret-board. The issue is, I am struggling to make meaningful music ...
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Classical vs. Flamenco techniques … differences?

I was reading some questions here on the website and that made me a bit confused ! about moving from flamenco to classical playing, how easy/hard would it be. The point is the used techniques ...
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Flamenco guitar books - is there a classic? [closed]

I want to buy a book about learning to play flamenco guitar. Is there a classic? A book that everybody agrees on as being the must-have for every flamenco player? Of course I appreciate any good ...
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Strength / speed exercises for rasgueado

I'm trying to learn the rasgueado strumming technique, but I just can't get my fingers to "snap" out with enough power to get an effective sound; is this just something that comes with practice or are ...
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name of the strumming technique

I was watching the following video: Can you please tell me the name of the strumming technique the guitarist used in the beginning of the video? I have been looking ...
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Learning a guitarist's style through his music

I'm wanting to learn Estas Tonne's guitar style. He is a mix of gypsy, classical, and flamenco guitar. I've listened to quite a bit of his music but am having hard time finding any tabs on his music (...
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Real examples of guitar technique Wikipedia calls “polyphonic strumming”

While reading about unusual guitar techniques, I found this article on Wikipedia about something called polyphonic strumming. I had never heard of it before, and actually the name they use for it ...
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What is the best way to learn Alzapua?

Sometimes, when I do Alzapua, I can not produce clean sound, there're still I heard my thumb's nail picking. Usually, I use it while I'm playing (or learning with) some regular chord, like E major. ...
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What happens if I leave the guitar for two months?

I've been playing flamenco for three years. I have to leave playing for two months and I'm kinda worried about what might happen after. Military service is mandatory in Iran and this has become an ...
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From Classical to Flamenco Guitar

I'm Still learning Classical Guitar, and i plan to learn flamenco as well. My question is from classical experience, can i play flamenco music but just learning the right hand techniques (Rumba,...
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Flamenco Guitar: Soleares, 12-beat accent question

I'm just starting to get into flamenco guitar, and I have a question about the proper placement of accents. I have a teacher and we have started with Soleares, and he says the accent goes on 3, 6, 8,...
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Is there a good source of flamenco backing tracks for practice?

After years away from the guitar I wanted to pick it up again, but learning flamenco (for something completely different). I live half a world away from Andalucia, so getting to play with others is a ...
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How do I maintain flamenco guitar fingernails?

Any flamenco guitarists out there? How do you keep the fingernails in such great shape? Is the difference that much better with the strumming hand's fingernails being longer?
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I'm a Flamenco guitar player, how to start playing Blues?

I'm an amateur Flamenco guitar player (and a little bit classical guitar) and I want to learn how to play some Blues. What do I need to start playing Blues? what do I need to know? I checked this ...
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What types of guitars are used for spanish music?

I am fascinated by Spanish guitar music, and I have started exploring it. I have heard classical music like Gypsy Kings, Taranta, Romance, etc. Does anyone here know what types of guitars are used in ...
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How to layout left hand fingers correctly?

I practice Flamenco guitar. Basically all music sheets that I read indicates the left hand fingers (1, 2, 3 and 4). This is amazingly helpful because you can complicate a lot of things if you are ...
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How to overcome the frustration while you are developing demanding techniques?

I'm practicing Flamenco guitar and I'm concentrating a LOT on the technique. Flamenco is so demanding on the right hand, techniques like tremolo, rasgueados, alzapua ... It is hard to play flamenco ...
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Is it possible to learn Flamenco guitar on a steel-string guitar? Will it sound right?

I have been learning guitar (using a pick) for 4 years, I play only a few chords and a minor scale. I have a metal string guitar, but I'd like to play Flamenco style. Is it possible for me learn ...
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What time signatures are used in flamenco and related styles?

Recently I've been trying to get some flamenco spirit into my playing. I've already experimented with some 'gypsy' scales and it feels good, but I've also realized that part of the secret is in using ...