Essential Flamenco Guitar - Vol 1 & 2
Sheet Music 140 pag. + 2 x DVD
In this easy-to-follow book and DVD set, Juan Martin and Patrick Campbell provide a thorough introduction to flamenco Guitar.
What are the essential elements and techniques of flamenco Guitar playing? How does one capture the real essence of authentic flamenco Guitar? These are questions that Juan Martin, celebrated virtuoso flamenco guitarist and teacher, addresses in this first book of a projected three-volume series.
This method is designed for the complete beginner and requires no prior knowledge of the Guitar or flamenco music. It also provides invaluable insights and material for more advanced players who want to capture the essential sounds, rhythms and emotional power of true flamenco.
The series begins with in-depth demonstrations of how the basic building blocks of flamenco Guitar technique are used in actual flamenco music. The material then progresses to a detailed exploration of the individual rhythmic forms - the palos.
In this book, the fundamental palos of Solea and Alegrias are presented to emphasize the basic rhythms and provide examples of falsetas - the melodic passages. Martin then shows how to apply these when collaborating with a dancer and singer.
In Essential Flamenco Guitar: Volume 1 the music is transcribed in standard notation and tablature (cifra). The two DVDs contain over 3.5 combined hours of explanation and demonstrations.
The first DVD provides a detailed introduction to basic techniques, using examples of authentic flamenco to show these techniques in action. The second DVD progresses to demonstrations of the Solea and Alegrias, including music for the soloist and the Guitar accompanying the dancing and singing.
Sheet Music 140 pag. + 2 x DVD
The acclaimed first volume of this exciting series gave extensive insights into basic techniques of flamenco Guitar playing and the two important rhythmic forms (palos) of Solea and Alegrias. This second volume continues on with an exploration of further essential rhythmic palos. The first of these, occupying the whole of the first DVD, is the Bulerias.
Juan Martin brings his many years of experience as an internationally renowned flamenco soloist and accompanist for singers and dancers to unravelling its mysteries, explaining and demonstrating very clearly the different elements of its rhythmic structure and the various ways it may be accented and counted. He uses traditional and more modern examples of the different kinds of rhythm and melodic passages (falsetas) to provide an invaluable understanding of this wonderful palo.
The second DVD is devoted to the popular flamenco Rumba, then Tangos, Tientos and that most profound of all the palos, the deeply moving Seguiriyas. Martin's solo playing is complemented by demonstrations of the Guitar's role in accompanying the flamenco dance (baile) and song (cante) with the help of outstanding dancers Raquel de Luna and Miguel Infante and singers Amparo Heredia (La Repompilla) and Carlos Brias. The music for solo Guitar is transcribed in standard notation and tablature (cifra) and the two DVDs contain nearly three hours of explanation and demonstrations.