Watch the Compás online guitar lesson by John Fillmore from Soleares Flamenco Guidebook

In playing solo Flamenco guitar music, we draw from the other elements in Flamenco, the baile (dance), and the cante (singing). When accompanying dance, the important thing is to play the rhythm, marking out the 5 accents in the compás: 3, 6, 8, 10, 12.