Flamenco Guitar Method Book ?

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Flamenco Guitar Method Book ?

Post by MarkInLA » Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:20 pm

Hi all. I fully realize flamenco is not classical guitar and so apologize if this doesn't belong in this forum. I do play quite a lot of classical but bought a $350.00 Yamaha flamenco due to its brighter tone better for my hearing loss (due to 35 years of bass playing). But since I do have this guitar I'd like to get into some flamenco music. What might be the best method book for this ? I have a Montoya collection of about 6 or 7 pieces. But it's not a method book. Any dib's ? Thanks, Mark

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Re: Flamenco Guitar Method Book ?

Post by randalljazz » Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:58 pm

go to chuck keyser's website. a wealth of information and instruction, and he is now giving it all for free.

graf-martinez looks pretty good.

ruben diaz site has lots of free stuff.
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Re: Flamenco Guitar Method Book ?

Post by StevSmar » Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:45 pm

Maybe Flamenco would be an ideal style to learn using the video guitar lessons (for example JamPlay.com)?

I've got a couple of Flamenco books and I think that I would have been better off with video lessons rather than the books.
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Re: Flamenco Guitar Method Book ?

Post by rojarosguitar » Sun Jun 29, 2014 3:35 pm

StevSmar wrote:Maybe Flamenco would be an ideal style to learn using the video guitar lessons (for example JamPlay.com)?

I've got a couple of Flamenco books and I think that I would have been better off with video lessons rather than the books.
I can only second that. Maybe later, when you are already into it, books are OK, but for the beginning a teacher would be best and a good video lesson second best.

I enjoy to learn from the online lessons with Adam del Monte.
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Re: Flamenco Guitar Method Book ?

Post by Vlad Kosulin » Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:44 pm

foroflamenco.com

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You can also download Metodo de Guitarra Flamenco by Rafael Marin. Being published in 1902, it is in public domain.
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Post by rojarosguitar » Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:07 pm

Vlad Kosulin wrote:foroflamenco.com

You can also download Metodo de Guitarra Flamenco by Rafael Marin. Being published in 1902, it is in public domain.
Vlad, any link?
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Post by Vlad Kosulin » Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:02 pm

rojarosguitar wrote:
Vlad Kosulin wrote:foroflamenco.com

You can also download Metodo de Guitarra Flamenco by Rafael Marin. Being published in 1902, it is in public domain.
Vlad, any link?
https://archive.org/details/MetodoDeGui ... afaelMarin

archive.org is one of greatest resources of free stuff, IMHO.
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Re: Flamenco Guitar Method Book ?

Post by rojarosguitar » Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:38 pm

Thanks Vlad ...
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Re: Flamenco Guitar Method Book ?

Post by MarkInLA » Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:25 am

Much thanks for the wealth of info from all. Will search them out. Mark

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Re: Flamenco Guitar Method Book ?

Post by wedge » Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:27 am

I have Juan Martin's books and really like them - they go from simple to complex. His stuff has more of the Moorish/Arabic sound which I like. Another good place to check is Dennis Koster. I have been addicted to flamenco for a couple years now - the "electric" guitar of the Torres family.

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Re: Flamenco Guitar Method Book ?

Post by gauchita » Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:06 pm

I would second the juan Martin's courses The book..El Arte Flamenco De La Guitarra is excellent , and will help any dedicated student

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Post by MrF1 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:38 pm

I'm currently working with a flamenco guitar instructor and we're using the Juan Martin book referenced above, but we're also using the new book, Flamenco Explained, by Kai Narezo and Scott Wolf. I find both of these method books are helpful. The Juan Martin book (El Arte De La Guitarra) is very well formatted and I love the cd that comes with the book - really helps you with things like feeling compas and timing, so important in Flamenco. Flamenco Explained doesn't have a cd (old technology) but there is an accompanying website that has a number of videos associated with different sections of the book. Kai Narezo is an excellent instructor and he is very good at explaining and demonstrating technique. I highly recommend both books...a great older method book combined with a modern-approach method book.

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Re: Flamenco Guitar Method Book ?

Post by CathyCate » Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:03 am

The following just in from April 2018 International Musician, Resources p.20
Announces publication of

Flamenco Improvisation: Modal Improvisation and Melodic Construction in the Flamenco Environment, Vols. 1-3 by Enrique Vargas, Sher Music Co.

Seems like it may be worth checking out if flamenco is your passion.
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Re: Flamenco Guitar Method Book ?

Post by Ceciltguitar » Thu May 03, 2018 2:52 am

I like "Flamenco Explained" by Narezo Kai. I also like Flamenco Chuck's website. Paco Pena has a nice book of intermediate material, I forget the title.

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Re: Flamenco Guitar Method Book ?

Post by musikai » Thu May 03, 2018 9:22 am

Paco Pena - Toques Flamencos
I love this book. Had it from the very beginning and played the pieces classic style. Later realized that flamenco technique is somewhat different and that you really can play "these passages" with the thumb :)
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