May 12, 2021
As we continue our lessons on the rumba flamenca in A minor, we have now come to a section where we are doing something really interesting and fun with the rhythm! You’ve seen in previous lessons how to play the Andalusian cadence in A minor using barre chords (cejilla); in this section we will interject new barre chords between each of the Am, Gmaj, and Fmaj chords—you’ll see what chords those are in the lesson guide and the video.
We will also employ a lot of rasgueado work with the right-hand playing fingers in between each of the chord changes. This lesson may seem challenging at first, but just like with every new falseta you learn, start out slow, pay close attention to the lesson guide, and stick with it! Once you’ve memorized the chords shapes and the right-hand patterns, then begin using a metronome at a slow tempo and build up.