Watch the Boreal 5 online guitar lesson by Tierra Negra from New World Flamenco

As you can see on the video, I’m using the rest stroke technique from the Melody Technique 1 lesson.

Notice how I stabilize my right hand by resting my right thumb on the low E string. We haven’t talked about vibrato, but you can see how I add a slight vibrato to notes at the end of a phrase by shaking my finger slightly side to side while pressing on the string. I also make use of hammer-ons and pull-offs.

In flamenco, we don’t play melodies over the soundhole, but rather in the region between the soundhole and the guitar’s bridge.