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🎸🎶 Attention Classical Guitarists: Introducing the "Two Week Intensive" with Eduardo Inestal on "Interpretating Spanish Repertoire" 🎶🎸

Hola tonebuddies and fellow guitar aficionados!

We are absolutely thrilled to announce an exclusive opportunity for our community of classical guitarists: a "Two Week Intensive" course on "Interpreting Spanish Repertoire" with the world-renowned guitarist Eduardo Inestal!

This unique course is designed to provide in-depth insights into the heart and soul of Spanish guitar music. Throughout the two weeks, Eduardo will share his immense knowledge of Spanish idioms, techniques, and interpretation, enriching your playing and enabling you to truly understand and convey the passion behind this beautiful musical tradition.

During the course, participants will be immersed in the rich history and cultural context of Spanish guitar music, while receiving personalized guidance from Eduardo himself. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for classical guitarists looking to enhance their repertoire and expertise.

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn from a true guitar maestro. We can't wait to see you at the Two Week Intensive with Eduardo Inestal!

🎵 Happy plucking, amigos! 🎵


  • Sign-Up: May 11th - May 14th in an extra thread!
  • Course Period: May 15th - May 26th
  • Optional check-In via Zoom: tba

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In the assignment videos, you will:

  1. Discover the rich tapestry of Spanish music and journey through five centuries of its history, from the Spanish vihuela school to today's contemporary compositions.

  2. Immerse yourself in the passionate era of Spanish romanticism and nationalism, exploring the profound changes in music during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

  3. Understand the profound influence of popular music and folklore on classical music. Dive into the works of great composers like Gaspar Sanz, Scarlatti, Aguado, Llobet, Falla, and more contemporary authors.

  4. Feel the rhythm and power of flamenco as you examine its influence on the classical guitar. Master the "rasgeado" technique through the music of Joaquín Turina, Joaquín Rodrigo, Ángel Barrios, and Regino Sáinz de la Maza.

  5. Identify and interpret the typical elements of Spanish music on the classical guitar, including recurring motives and the "Cadencia Andaluza". Discover how popular song has left its mark on these timeless pieces.

  6. Unleash the Spanish "fire" in your playing, embodying the unique character and spirit of Spanish music. Appreciate the importance of understanding the mentality of the people to truly capture the essence of their music.

This immersive course is designed to not only educate but also to inspire, as you delve deep into the soul of Spanish music and learn to interpret it on the classical guitar with authenticity and passion.

Assignment 1 - Introduction and Rasgueado

  • Watch Eduardo's Introduction about Spanish Music!
  • Learn about Eduardo's approach to Rasgueado (starts at 6:00)
  • Share a video with Eduardo's Rasgueado Exercices with the regular Rasgueado (ami) and with the additional index finger (ami i)
  • Find a piece where you can use that Rasgueado (the most famous piece for guitar for example ;). Also feel free to share great examples of Rasgueado!
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    • Emmanull
    • Emma
    • 1 yr ago
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    Hola! Despite being Spanish and in an intermediate level,  I don’t know how to do rasgueado (no tengo ninguna gracia ahí) , so if I learn that the objective is accomplished. At the moment I am not practicing any Spanish music and I don’t know how can I prepare one in 2 weeks. Maybe I can take an excerpt of a piece? Or something that is not too complicated. Last year I learned Adelita with your tutorial but no rasgueado there… Alguna idea? Muchas gracias :) 

    • Emma Hola Emma! 

      Dont worry. You dont have to prepare any piece in 2 weeks. We are going to talk about some subjet that you can use in many diferent pieces. If you want, I can give you one task "very easy". Just try to learn the begining of Aranjuez (first 18 bars) and we can improve your rasgueado for sure. I will give you some tips on it, so, whenever you feel free to record it, I will be more than happy to help you!

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      • Emmanull
      • Emma
      • 1 yr ago
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      Eduardo Inestal de acuerdo! Gracias! I tried a little today, I hope it gets better before the video …

  • Hola a todos! I have found very interesting  the assignments of this Course , the inmersión in the spirit of the Spanish guitar music !!! Although this first week I am not at home I will send my first video the next Sunday. I have already 2 ideas for rasgueados in famous guitar music that are not flamenco music !  See you next Sunday and looking forward to all what is coming to us in these 2 weeks ! gracias Eduardo.

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    • Nora Torres-Nagel 

      Hola Nora! It sounds great. Looking foward to listening to your playing and curious about this 2 pieces!

      Thank you for participating!

  • Hola a Todos , Bonjour à tous, Hi all

    My name is André and I am from Québec city Canada

    Despite the fact that I have been playing acoustic guitar for a few years now; I am fairly new in the world of Classical music and I can tell you from fresh experience that they are very different techniques 😉


    I also enjoy this first video from Eduardo and I am ready to start working on the required Rasgueado exercise . However, for the task of finding a piece where we can use the Rasgueado, I am the same as you and can't find anything that could be considered material for beginners like me.


    martin Mircea  or Edouardo

    Could you suggest a beginner piece for us and where to buy or download the score?

    Thanks in advance for the help  🙂

    • Andre Bernier Hola André, 

      very nice having you here. Don´t worry. I will find some pieces for beginners where you can practise it. But remember, you dont need necesary to play the entire piece. The idea of this 2 weeks intensive is to get some tools that we can use in many different pieces. 

  • Hello all,

    I found last night a flamenco course by Kai Narezo on TB.

    The third lesson is on Rasgueados and provides a lot of useful hints on the technique.  He is also using a short piece  (Solea Compas) for practicing. Here is a link to the score 


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    • Andre Bernier This course by Kai is fantastic. If you want to get more into rasqueado and flamenco technique, thats the place!!! great!!!

  • Hola Todos,

    I am relatively new to classical guitar. (I started during the pandemic years.) But, I have a background in fingerstyle guitar. I've really enjoy all that the Tonebase community has to offer to explore classical guitar music. I've just started trying to learn "Testament d'Amelie," which is the closest thing I have to Spanish music. I also have learned "Gracias a la Vida," "Sons de Carillhoes," and "Pobre Cega" (Cavalho), which, I realize aren't Spanish... I'm grateful for this opportunity to learn from you all!

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    • Spare Machine Hola!!

      Dont worry, we will help you to find and discover new pieces, and to learn how to play it. Great to having you here!

      Btw, Testament dÁmelia is a great piece!!! 

  • Well this was the first day 😅 this looks so easy when we watch Edouardo.

    My process was to make only 5 min practice, doing something else for about 30 minutes and repeat. The second step was to use the metronome on 4/4 - 50 bpm with an increase of 5 bpm every 5 loops for a total of 20 loops (final bpm at 150 bpm). I was in fairly good control until 100 bpm and experienced some struggle until I could barely follow up at 145 bpm.


    Not that impressive 😂 this is why I consider myself as a beginner 😉


    I can see now that I am too stressed (see the pressure of the thumb on the 6th string). I have to find a way to relax more during the exercise.


    I will keep this practice pattern a few more times today and tomorrow morning. I will then make another recording.


    Have a good practice. 

    • Andre Bernier Hi again!

      It looks great. Awesome job. You are right when you say you have a bit of tension, and as you mentioned, you can see it in your thumb. The idea of the thumb on the string is just to have stability, to have a point where we can let the hand stand in order to gain control. but not much more. 

      One thing we have to understand: As everything regarding music and specially guitar technique... it takes time, sometimes a looooot of time, so we need to be patient and work regulary to see results. It is like Gym... once a month... and you dont get 6 pack... every day for one month... and maybe you see something... but after a bit more of time, result are visible. So, just keep practicing it with metronome and be patient.

      Tomorrow I will send you a video with an exercise that may help you working on the rasgueados.

    • Andre Bernier very good Andre, you have a rythmic and systemic way to do the exercise and you can move each finger independently of the is not easy sooo keep practicing...I have played a little of flamenco in my youth, so that the movement is not new for me, but the movement you have showed us from the Pitch-Nut is exactly what we are trying to do...great example! thanks.

  • Hi everyone, as promise, here a short explantion on rasgueado. I hope you find if helpfull!!

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    • Eduardo Inestal 


      Thanks a lot Eduardo for the hints and exercises they will certainly help us.

      When watching the video It reminded me of a very popular game in Canada called PichtNut (or Pitch-Nut) where you have to push a small wood disk on a board using your finger like rasgueado. 

      Here is a picture of the move. 

      I will keep making some practices today and try another video later tonight


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    • Andre Bernier Exactly!! Play Pitchnut with every finger and you will master Rasgueado :)

  • Thank you for this additional material on controlling our fingers. (I was definitely “hoping” and not “knowing” that my fingers knew what they were doing on my first practice.)

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    • Spare Machine Just waiting for your aproval in order to watch your videos. My suggestion would be to uploud it on youtube. I think is better way :

    • Eduardo Inestal If you get to this before I am able to get to upload to YouTube, try this link: ¡Gracias!

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    • Eduardo Inestal this link maybe:

    • Spare Machine hola "Spare ", you can do it slowly! super! it seems the "i" finger has more problems to return alone... hasn`t it? like all with our nice instrument...practice, practice and practice , I would not accelerate yet....keep going...

    • Nora Torres-Nagel Thank you! Will do!

    • Spare Machine Hi Mark! now I am able to watch your video. Thank you! Good job. I will try a couple of things in order to improve it: 

      1. try to use the Thumb as a springboard to flick out each of the fingers -a-m-i  instead of doing it from the air. 

      2. Each finger has to move individually. When you do it slow, there is no problem, but at the moment you increase the bpm, it starts to get messy. Both, ring and middle finger move at the same time, and independence of each finger is key. 

      3. Try to use the bottle to practise. 


      I will be happy to see your improvements! 

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