Does anybody here have suggestions for flamenco pieces?

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CrisJoaquim
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Does anybody here have suggestions for flamenco pieces?

Post by CrisJoaquim » Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:24 am

I've been playing classical guitar as a student for a number of years now. I always had an interest in flamenco as well though, and I would spend some time in my practice to practice rasguedos, and then alzapua, then my picado etc. while focusing on classical. I've been practicing all the fundamental flamenco techniques for a while now and I think I've gotten quite good at them. The problem is, all that practice and I don't think I've ever learned an actual flamenco piece.

Alegrias is probably my favorite palo but I'd want to learn a full piece if anyone has suggestions. I feel fairly confident in my abilities to learn most pieces, however my picado isn't AS good as I want it to be, so I don't want to dive into some crazy fast paco de lucia pieces. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Alan Green
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Re: Does anybody here have suggestions for flamenco pieces?

Post by Alan Green » Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:09 am

Why not start with a Soleares from something like Juan Martin's book? It gets you into the flow without asking you to be a virtuoso

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Re: Does anybody here have suggestions for flamenco pieces?

Post by Flawiler63 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:32 am

You could try Paco Peńa's Toques Flamenco. Not too difficult, yet very rewarding to play.

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Mark Clifton-Gaultier
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Re: Does anybody here have suggestions for flamenco pieces?

Post by Mark Clifton-Gaultier » Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:42 am

Flawiler63 wrote:You could try Paco Peńa's Toques Flamenco. Not too difficult, yet very rewarding to play.
Seconded - there's a little Alegrias in there that should suit perfectly - not too long and certainly not requiring virtuosic scales.

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Re: Does anybody here have suggestions for flamenco pieces?

Post by Pixie » Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:42 pm

Thanks it will help me too :)

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guitarrista
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Re: Does anybody here have suggestions for flamenco pieces?

Post by guitarrista » Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:58 pm

There is a simple alegria in Andres Batista's "Metodo de Guitarra Flamenca" - as well as many other palos; also a detailed examination of flamenco technique with many technical exercises. I highly recommend it if you are interested.

EDIT: The alegria is called "Gadir".
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