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...