The Best Overall Evaluated Flamenco Bulerías Guitar Lessons 2015 by The University of Malaga Chair of Flamencology
Bulerías is the name of one particular flamenco rhythm style, a flamenco form. "Bulerías" means bustle, teasing and crowded with people, all at the same time.
Personally, I don't like the typical description that many websites offer when it comes to describe the meaning of Bulería.
Wikipedia: Bulería, interchangeable with the plural, bulerías, is one of the most popular and dramatic of the flamenco forms and often ends any flamenco gathering. The name bulerías comes from the Spanish word burlar, meaning "to mock" or bullería, "racket, shouting, din".
Bulerías' naming aside, it is a flamenco form, a rhythm, singing, guitar playing and dancing style. We have a great deal to discuss here. Let's start by saying that inside flamenco world, the rhythms, are called "Palos", which means in a way "mood".
Depending on your mood, you will want to play bulerías or soleá. They are, of course, different moods. Soleá tends to represent a sad, lonely mood.
On the other hand, "Bulerías" represents the crowded life style of Andalusian houses from the XVI century. Like in many Andalusian houses, where the house was constructed around an Andalusian courtyard, neuralgic centre of the life and experience sharing attitude.
Bulerías Flamenco Guitar Lesson: INTERMEDIATE
Bulería Falseta in A:
Bulerías Flamenco Guitar Lesson: Compas BEGINNERS
Bulería Strumming Pattern:
Two guitar lessons:
#1. Bulería Diego del Morao in B / si.
#2. Bulería in A.
#3. Bulería E flat
#4. Buleria Falseta E flat (2)
#5. SUPER BEGINERS: Buleria Rythm patern
How Bulerías style changed over de centuries
Bulerías guitar and dancing. Painting of an Andalusian courtyard, 1873. Bulerías guitar and dancing style from the time of the painting. José García Ramos (1852-1912) "Fiesta flamenca":
Going backwards, the typical Bulería scene could had taken place in the high-middle-age street markets sort of, however, bulerías was not invented yet. Being the antique street market, or the Andalusian courtyard one, any of them can be perfectly describes the mood of the bulerías.
As time went by, years and decades passed, almost two centuries passed! since the first historical records of bulerías in the Andalusian life took place.
As you can see, the Flamenco is an art of great antiquity and some Spanish historian say that it comes from before. It is said the the very first records, the first signs of a shift from arabic music to Andalusian style, are from the time of the Moors, in the Middle Age historically speaking,
Just to let you know, 55% of the "flamencos" call it Bulerías -with "s"-, while the rest just Bulería. One Bulerías or Bulería; two Bulerías, and so on. "Flamenco" is the person who drives his life based on the flamenco culture and habits, "He has a flamenco life style". They normally are artists such as musician, gypsies, dancers singers, etc, but also they are part of the society of everyday people.
The same plural-singular effect occurs with the word "Tango", but in it this particular case it is pretty much clear that the very true name is Tangos. "Let's play one tangos", not to speak of the Alegrías, etc, etc.
To cut a long story short, flamenco is not only a music style, but a life style.
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P.S. Below is the first version of the video lesson I pasted in the first paragraph. I decided to keep it as it is even the fact that the sound is very low. Please comment if you believe that at least one person might find it of his interest: