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Welcome to the Flamenco Guitar Podcast!

Discover the cultural heritage of flamenco, and  explore the flamenco guitar in a way never done before in a podcast with your host Ben Stubbs of Flamenco4U.

Oct 3, 2021

I’ve taught you several falsetas for the rumba now (all at increasing levels of difficulty), but now you’re going to enjoy a little break from all the fast picado you saw in the last lesson. 

…And notice I said that it would be only a “little break.” Trust me. After the last falseta we went through, anything...

Sep 29, 2021

Now we’ve made it to the part of the song where things really start taking off. The figurative “launch pad” that Paco uses to boost the tempo and rhythmic intensity is a technique called alzapúa. With this technique, you will be using your thumb exclusively. 

Watch the lesson video to see in detail how it’s...

Sep 20, 2021

In this video lesson for the flamenco guitar, one of our supporters, Yolanda, asks a really good question about the pulgar (thumb), and what to do with it when you are playing in E major. 

Quite often, we tend to rest our thumb on the E string (sixth string) when playing falsetas and chords, but sometimes our thumb can...

Sep 4, 2021

For this second lesson of “Danza Mora” for the flamenco guitar, you will be doing an upward arpeggio; it’s called an “upward” arpeggio because the plucking pattern runs toward you (the player). 

The arpeggio pattern is as follows: a&p-m-i, a-m-i, a-m, with a consistent accent on the a&p.

The third and fourth...

Aug 20, 2021

Danza Mora (moorish dance) is an arabesque-themed folk song for the flamenco guitar. In this first lesson of the Danza Mora we will tune our guitars to dropped D tuning. 

You will hear an interesting snare drum effect produced by the sixth and fifth strings being struck while being coiled together. Watch the video very...