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Join us this week for an exhilarating journey into the heart of Flamenco guitar with the Alexander Gil! In this special Two Week Intensive, Alex will dive deep into the captivating world of Flamenco, sharing his insights and techniques that make this style so unique and expressive.

What's On The Agenda?

  • Rasgueados Technique: Unleash the rhythmic power of your strumming with the dynamic Rasgueados technique, a quintessential element in Flamenco music.
  • Alzapúa Technique: Explore the Alzapúa, a thumb-led playing style that adds depth and richness to your Flamenco repertoire.
  • Tangos Compas & Basic Falseta: Feel the beat of Tangos Compas and learn a basic Falseta to bring your Flamenco compositions to life.

Why You Can't Miss This:

  • Expert Guidance: Alex Gil, with his profound experience and passion for Flamenco, will guide you through each technique, ensuring you grasp the essence of these styles.
  • Interactive Learning: Engage in a lively session where you can ask questions, receive personalized tips, and truly connect with the Flamenco spirit.
  • Community Connection: Join fellow guitar enthusiasts in discovering new aspects of guitar playing, sharing experiences, and growing together.

Timeline:

  • Sign-Up : until Sunday, Nov 19th
  • Course Period: Nov 20th - Dec 1st
  • Optional check-In via Zoom: Nov 28, 10am PST

Assignments

  • Practice the three exercises, record yourself, and upload an unlisted video to YouTube or Vimeo.
  • Share the link for Alexander to review.
  • If you have any questions, post them below!

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  • Hi I am Peter. I would like to ask you if you can suggest any entry level Flamenco pieces that 

    would help, in learning this style. 

    Peter

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    • Alexander Gil  Thanks so much. Family situation have cut into my time to practice your presentation.  those recommendations will help Thank you so much for your interest in me.

      Peter.

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    • peter hancock  I also have taking  some instructions from Laura Young. Her approach was different but informative.  

      Peter

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  • Hello  Alenxander,

     

    i started to review and practice ex 4 & 5 yesterday and this morning.  I believe that i am getting the groove!?? I need to clean-up the playing...  Great introduction to Flamenco.  It would be good to have a session that would decompose lets say the Tangos compas:  the parts and all the generic details of what is involved in playing a Tangos.

     

    In the mean time, following is my first take on these two exercises.  Since we are getting to the end of the second week, i am not sure i will submit a second one.

     

    Thanks a lot for offering your time for this workshop.  

     

    https://youtu.be/Sk9dScmBg18

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    • Michel Giroux thanks a lot for your comment! You are totally right of course, the Tangos rhythm is not an easy one and it would be much better to dive deeper into it. However I felt the need to show you some kind of flamenco rhythm that is easy to count (always regular accents) and also implements the techniques you have learned in the previous week. 
       

      in ex. 4 be careful that your hand is not going down while doing the Rasgueados. It looks like the hand is also pressing down when the fingers jump out of the hand. Focus on only doing the work with your fingers and jump out with every finger independetely from all the others.

       

      the Alzapúa is already sounding great! It would help you a lot if you already press the Bb chord before starting the Alzapúa technique and stay with the first finger on the fifth string until you have to play the open fifth string. This will give your left hand much more stability! 
       

      I hope this helps you! 

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