1. Introduction (Free Lesson)
3. Opener Continue
4. Arpeggio Explained
5. Compas 1 and 2
6. Compas 3
7. Base Phrase
8. Playing in Time
The Seguiriya is thought to be the oldest of all the flamenco styles and it is certainly the most dramatic, tragic and serious form. The singing of Seguiriya is loaded with pathos and almost cathartic pain. The vocal melisma and melodies, as well as vocal expressions, are heavily influenced by the liturgical chanting of the Sephardic, or Judeo -Spanish Chazanut, or synagogue chanting. Although this form is usually associated with being very Gypsy or gitano in style, its roots go far back in history.
Seguiriya can be enjoyed in its simplest and purest form as well as in a more sophisticated version of it. Even though this lesson is about covering the basics, it is also laced with more progressive concepts. You will get detailed breakdowns of a variety of rasgueados and remates (the ending section of the compás) that are typical of this style. You will also learn some timeless compás phrases and original falsetas which are mostly based on the traditional form that are perfect for an advanced-beginner to intermediate flamenco guitar player.
If you are not confident about your rasgueado technique or you are very new to rasgueado, it is highly recommended to sign up for the Rasgueados Technique prior to learning this Seguiriya lesson.
In this lesson Adam del Monte is playing a Blanca flamenco guitar by Candelas Guitars
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