How to Play Spanish Guitar

How to play Spanish Guitar

Become a Spanish guitar player

Free Spanish guitar lessons for beginners and advance students

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How to learn spanish guitar?


How To Play Spanish Guitar is a completely FREE online school where you will learn how to play Spanish songs on guitar, flamenco falsetas as well as find guitar tips, exercises, advice and much more in Video, TAB and Pdf format.

Learn spanish guitar:

I want to disseminate all the knowledge and information I have learnt during my almost 30 years playing Spanish guitar non stop. I have found new guitar teaching techniques on the way that all guitar players, teachers and students, should put in practice at some point in their musical lives.

Spanish guitar lesson:

During decades, Spanish guitar knowledge have passed from person to person in very detailed sessions, in a sort of note by note teaching and learning process. This is how the best Spanish and flamenco guitarists became the basis of a revolutionary guitar movement.They developed a new way in how to play the spanish guitar.

Paco de Lucía said: "Everything I know I learnt it in my childhood, from my brother and my family. My brother Ramón taught me all what he knew.

Learning spanish guitar:

"We used to sit one in front of the other, and, after half an hour playing guitar every day, and before I know it, I had learnt a new song. Before I could realize how fast I was learning, I was in a deeper level of knowledge and technique than many others. He taught me the principles of how to play Spanish guitar". -Paco de Lucía, 2005.

How to Play Spanish Guitar. Paco de Lucía and Manolo Sanlúcar sat one infront of the other. Guitar lesson
How to Play Spanish Guitar. Paco de Lucía and Manolo Sanlúcar sat one in front of the other.

To play spanish guitar:

Spanish and Flamenco guitarists are in high demand. The Spanish guitar is one of the most popular and antique musical instruments in the world.
The basic guitar techniques and skills can be learnt in an afternoon, but can take months, years and decades of practice and dedication to master it in deep.
Learn to play spanish guitar:

With time and practice habits, you can learn how to play Spanish guitar rhythms and fundamentals, eventually working more complex rhythms and patterns into your strumming.New teaching techniques based on traditional knowledge. This is the perfect combined answer to that big question: How to play Spanish guitar. Follow this master class series and you will success on learning how to play Spanish guitar.

Playing spanish guitar:

When it comes to playing guitar, curiosity is the main driver of learning. As a basic principle of learning, sometimes we have to memorize some basic rules. However, the key of learning Spanish guitar is to focus on exploring new areas such as new right hand techniques.

Spanish guitar tabs:

The Spanish guitar tab or Tablature (TAB) and detailed video lessons will allow you for rapid personal development on guitar techniques. How to play Spanish guitar will not be a secret from you anymore.

You will be capable to play Spanish guitar, flamenco music and many Spanish rhythms and songs.

Video lessons, accompanied by guitar TAB will let you learn how to play a spanish guitar.

Learning the spanish guitar rhythm will let you explore your self-learning capabilities: The best complement for any guitar student.

How to play spanish guitar:

You can develop your ideas, expanding your mind to the point of improving your compositions level, as well as your Spanish guitar techniques reaching a high-level of knowledge.

Some people think that instruction should be "delivered" in a classroom.
Today's instructional technologies, coupled with cognitive research findings are transforming teaching and learning process in something exciting somehow.

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You will develop your skills and wow people with your amazing music and guitar technique. Never be at a loss for ideas and always show up.

Play spanish guitar music

Try one new song each time. You can learn how to play Spanish guitar and flamenco rhythms in a few steps.

How to play flamenco guitar:

"I created How to Play Spanish Guitar to share knowledge and experiences".
  • I want to show the world a new way to teach and learn Spanish guitar.
  • Spanish and Flamenco music are my passion.
  • Here you will find amazing free Flamenco and Spanish guitar lessons.
  • Teaching is Learning twice.

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The Flamenco posture. How to hold the Flamenco guitar:

My lessons are good example of a teaching technique based on self-learning. Actually, flamenco itself is self-learning based art, mixed with tradition.

If you want to play Flamenco, you should know that it is played somewhat differently from classical guitar. Spanish Flamenco guitar players use different posture, strumming patterns, and techniques. Flamenco guitarists are also known as tocaores o guitarristas.

The flamenco guitar technique is known as "toque". As Flamenco player, I tend to play the guitar between the sound hole and the bridge of the guitar.

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Unlike classical tirando, where the strings are pulled up and parallel to the soundboard, in flamenco apoyando or apoyado strings are struck towards the soundboard. In other words, the striking finger is caught and supported by the next string.

Some people say that this style of playing causes the vibrating string to gently touch the frets along its length. What I can say is that depending on how strong you play, you could get a more percussive sound.

It is well known that classical guitarists support the guitar on the left leg, and holds it at an incline, flamenco guitarists usually cross their legs to support the guitar. Paco de Lucía found that doing this, he could place the neck of the guitar nearly parallel to the floor.


The Capo and the chords:

I believe that the tremolo, golpe, and rasgueado techniques are easier and more relaxed if the upper right arm is supported at the elbow by the body of the guitar.

Because of the singer voice tone, Flamenco is commonly played using a cejilla (capo). The main purpose in using a cejilla is to change the key of the guitar to match the singer’s vocal range.

Spanish guitar chords

Rather than transcribe to another key each time the singer changes, or even between songs, the guitar player can move the capo and use the same chords positions.

Normally, guitarists say that the key note is A, or they are playing in A, when in fact the note they are playing could not be A. They say this because the hand takes the form of the A chord majority of the time. The capo let guitarists to change the tone keeping the original form of the chords.

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Free flamenco guitar lessons:

Flamenco uses a lot of highly modified and open chord forms creating solid drone effect. Very little traditional Flamenco music is written, but is mostly passed on hand to hand.

Said that, welcome to the most amazing Spanish guitar lessons ever. Let me pass on my knowledge to all of you. Thanks for visiting my Website!


Best Ways to Start Learning Guitar

Strongly recommended to anyone at the early stages or beginning of learning guitar:

Guitar teachers, lend me your ears! Are we doing all we can for our students? The ideas which follow may not be typical, but they're based on experience, and they work. This article will try to convey both my method for teaching beginning guitar players and the reasons for what I do, and what I don't do.

Focus your teaching and /or learning directly on the skills that will enable you or your students, as soon as possible, to play simple and enjoyable music with other people.


Learning spanish guitar:

A fact: Most people who try to learn spanish guitar give up at some point, whether after a few months or a few years. I feel this would happen far less if teachers and instructional materials would help students, from the first lesson, to play simple music with others.

It's sad and frustrating to see how many teachers and teaching methods set students up for failure, when there are great possibilities for launching musicians. The biggest problem is that they focus primarily on having the student try to memorize note-for-note guitar solos, usually instrumentals.

Most new players find even the simplest falsetas or solos too hard, and play them very slowly and haltingly. Even those who learn to play smoothly often have persistent rhythm problems because they never have to play in "real time". This often goes on for months or even years, wearing down the student's optimism as they struggle to learn a repertoire that amount to only a few falsetas or minuts of music. All the video lessons I provide will let you play in real time.

Focus on skills such as simple right hand rhythm patterns

I suggest to focus instead on skills such as right hand rhythm patterns and techniques. This will make easy to change from chord to chord, and learning to follow simple chord progressions in real time.

Once a person can do that with the guitar, making music with other people, or even a play-along recording, becomes possible. The rewards are endless. The repertoire of 3-chord songs is humongous. Songbooks and word sheets, or just watching others' chords in a jam situation, make hours of music possible. Frustration with your guitar is at a minimum.

Also, this type of learning is more fundamental than soloing, providing a solid foundation which will serve the student well when it's time to start learning spanish songs.

My personal experience:

Since starting to teach guitar, I've had plenty of opportunity to see what works and what doesn't. I've encountered guitar students of all kinds. Many of them had taken guitar lessons, some for years. A great many own one or more (usually many more) teaching methods. The most frustrated students are usually those who, despite learning tabs or other note-for-note arrangements, still don't or can't play with other people. The ones who have the most fun are those who can and do play comfortably with the comnpás and others.

If you actually facilitate your students' playing with one another, or with the students of a fellow teacher, even via video, you will create an unbeatable motivational situation. Any student who learns to jam is unlikely to ever quit playing.Flamenco jam is the best!

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