Watch the Flamenco Soleares Guidebook online guitar lesson by John Fillmore from Soleares Flamenco Guidebook
Hello, I'm John Fillmore and welcome to the Soleares Flamenco Guidebook. Flamenco is an art form native to southern Spain, with song, dance, and guitar playing a central role. With its sometimes spectacular techniques and emotional content, it has had a huge influence on guitar players of all styles worldwide.
Flamenco has many different forms: Bulerías, Tientos, Tangos, and Soleares to name but a few. You certainly don't need flashy techniques to play Flamenco guitar.
In this course, I will show you how to build a traditional Flamenco solo piece, called Soleares, using some basic techniques and also some of the more intricate ones. Some of the techniques we will be using are: pulgar, arpegio, rasgueado, golpe, picado, and tremolo. We'll also study the different elements of the Soleares: the llamada, the falsetas, the escobillas, compás, cierre, and remate. We'll be constructing a complete solo guitar piece of Soleares using original and traditional variations. The techniques we learn are used in all Flamenco guitar styles and can also enrich your country, bluegrass, and fingerpicking. As always, this guidebook comes with tabs and text descriptions for each video lesson. Vamosnos!