Category: Flamenco Guitar

Basic Rasqueado Flamenco Strumming
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In this lesson we will start learning the Flamenco strumming technique called the Rasqueado. We will start with a very basic one finger rasqueado strum. The rasqueado strumming technique allows for the complex, subdivided rhythms that we find in Flamenco music.  The strum involves flicking your finger over the strings.  Using all for fingers of your strum hand you can create and play very interesting rhythm patterns

Basic Arpeggios
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In this lesson we will be learning and practicing some basic arpeggio patterns.

The Farruca Compas
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In this lesson we will learn our first compas called the Farruca. The Farruca is comprised of just 3 chords, Am, E, and Dm, in 4/4 time signature. We will be starting to apply some of the basic flamenco techniques learned thus far to the Farruca compas.

Introduction to Flamenco
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In this lesson we will be discussing the basics of the Flamenco style and some common terminology used. We will also discuss the difference between Flamenco and Classical guitars.

Picado Rest Stroke
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In this lesson we will be covering the rest stroke commonly used in single note playing within Flamenco. It is also referred to as Picado. We will be applying the rest stroke technique to two Flamenco scales called Phrygian and Phrygian Dominant.

Two Finger Rasgueado
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In this lesson we will expand upon the rasqueado strum technique and add the second finger.

The Soleares
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The Soleares is another common flamenco form. It is in 3/4 time