Performing as the guitar duo Tierra Negra, Raughi Ebert and Leo Henrichs have double-handedly sparked a "New World Flamenco" craze amongst guitar players and enthusiasts the world over. Clear symptoms of this particular craze are involuntary tapping of feet, entranced urge to dance, ear-to-ear grins, and an irresistible pull to their merch table in search of CDs and guitar lessons covering this new and exciting modern take on Flamenco. Sadly, no instruction was readily available. Until now.
Over two years in development, this hands-on interactive New World Flamenco video course gets you up and running more quickly, more effectively, and in a far more entertaining manner than anything we've seen before. You will play your way through the course without having to struggle through boring exercises or tedious theory; and you can do so on any guitar you own, although a nylon stringed acoustic instrument would certainly be ideal.
New World Flamenco serves two types of students; it's an ideal study program for any student who wants to delve into the world of Flamenco or world music by learning some of the traditional techniques and developing a strong repertoire of tunes that they can perform. But, it's also very appealing for blues, rock, jazz, pop and acoustic players who are more interested in flavoring their own sound with this very compelling, melodic and rhythmic world vibe.
Raughi and Leo first step you through 21 key techniques; 7 Rumba strum patterns, 3 Arpeggio patterns, 3 Melody approaches, 3 Golpe techniques (percussive sounds made with the index finger), and 5 Rasquado techniques. (strumming with flicks of the fingers). They explain and then demonstrate the technique in a very accessible manner and often include a play along segment for you to practice with.
Various combinations of these 21 techniques will be applied in the second half of the course where Raughi and Leo teach you the rhythm and melody parts for eight New World Flamenco-style arrangements; Boreal, Hommage a Manitas, Thanks for the Memory, Junto al Mar, La Camargue, El Acuario, Scirocco and Place du Forum.
Each tune is taught across 6 segments (4 for the slower tunes); rhythm overview, rhythm & play along at slow tempo, rhythm play along at tempo, melody overview, melody and play along at slow tempo, and finally the melody play along at tempo.
The play alongs are fantastic because you can play along with the video to learn the part itself and then play along with the corresponding part to comprise the full duo performance (ex. play the melody part along with the rhythm play along video or audio or vice versa).
New World Flamenco is majorly fun to work with and extremely gratifying. In fact, you will find it hard to put down once you've dived in. This is one of those courses that everybody here at the 'Fire had to have an advance copy of and a few of us here even 'electrified' a bunch of the material with great success. We guarantee that you will have a blast as well!