Flamenco Guitar with Mario DaSilva

Learn the techniques and dance accompaniments associated with the Flamenco guitar.

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Learn to play the acoustic Flamenco guitar.

Lessons in this Series:

Lesson 1

Introduction to Flamenco Guitar

Mario DaSilva introduces himself and the Spanish art form of flamenco guitar.

Length: 4:06 Difficulty: 0.5 Free Sample Lesson from this Series!
Lesson 2

Basic Strumming

Mario DaSilva starts to break down flamenco guitar techniques, starting with a basic one finger strum.

Length: 4:49 Difficulty: 1.0 Member Only
Lesson 3

Two Finger Rasgueado

Mario DaSilva starts to break down the different versions of the flamenco rasgueado. He starts with the triplet subdivision using two fingers.

Length: 4:32 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 4

Four Subdivision Rasgueado

Mario DaSilva breaks down the stroke pattern for the sixteenth note rasgueado.

Length: 3:06 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 5

Five Stroke Rasgueado

Mario DaSilva breaks down the five stroke rasgueado technique. He continues to use the Soleares in his examples.

Length: 2:10 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 6

Six Stroke Rasgueado

Mario DaSilva turns up the heat with a six stroke rasgueado technique.

Length: 2:44 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 7

Marote Rasgueado

Mario DaSilva begins to break down what are known as the marote rasgueados. This technique involves subdivision using both the thumb and fingers.

Length: 3:23 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 8

Marote Rasgueado #2

Mario DaSilva demonstrates an alternate way to perform the marote rasgueados.

Length: 2:03 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 9

Marote Rasgueado #3

Mario DaSilva wraps up the rasgueado techniques with the 16th note subdivision of the marote rasgueado.

Length: 3:48 Difficulty: 0.0 Member Only
Lesson 10

Arpeggios

Mario DaSilva begins to teach the arpeggio techniques utilized in the flamenco style.

Length: 3:06 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 11

Combination Arpeggios

Mario DaSilva adds the ascending arpeggio to the repertoire and combines it with the descending arpeggio.

Length: 5:10 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 12

16th Note Arpeggios

Mario DaSilva demonstrates arpeggios subdivided into sixteenth notes. He introduces a new compas called the Farruca as well as the golpe technique.

Length: 11:09 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 13

Ligados

Ligados are slurred notes used to create melodic content within a compas. In this lesson, Mario will be demonstrates ligados using the Soleares. He then demonstrates how to combine strumming, ligados, and arpeggio techniques using the Farruca.

Length: 11:05 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 14

The Alzapúa

The Alzapúa is a fast, thumb only picking technique designed to project and create a more flamenco-styled sound. In this lesson, Mario provides some drills that will help you master this technique.

Length: 6:20 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 15

The Alzapúa #2

In the second lesson for the Alzapúa technique, Mario discusses why you would want to use this technique over a standard fingerstyle pattern.

Length: 2:08 Difficulty: 1.5 Member Only
Lesson 16

Scale Usage

Mario DaSilva discusses and demonstrates how scales are incorporated into the flamenco style.

Length: 8:34 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 17

Building Endurance

In lesson 17, Mario discusses endurance and ways to built upon it for speed and accuracy.

Length: 9:00 Difficulty: 1.5 Member Only
Lesson 18

Arpeggio Drills

Mario DaSilva provides several drills to help build your arpeggio skill. He uses the Malaguena dance as an example for these drills.

Length: 3:29 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 19

Tremolo Technique

Mario DaSilva demonstrates how the tremolo technique is utilized within the confines of the flamenco style.

Length: 4:22 Difficulty: 1.5 Member Only
Lesson 20

The Malaguena

Now that Mario has covered the basic techniques needed to play in the flamenco style, he begins to break down the individual dances from the style. He starts first with the Malaguena.

Length: 22:42 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 21

The Rumba

Mario DaSilva breaks down and demonstrates the famous Rumba dance.

Length: 11:40 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 22

The Sevillanas

In lesson 22, Mario DaSilva breaks down the Sevillanas.

Length: 11:20 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 23

The Farruca

Mario DaSilva takes an in depth look at the dance he initially introduced during his technique lessons.

Length: 13:45 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 24

The Soleares

You'll remember this dance from the beginning of Mario's technique studies. In this lesson, Mario covers the Soleares in its entirety.

Length: 14:02 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 25

The Bulerias

Mario DaSilva breaks down the Bulerias. He includes the basic compas, variations, as well as several salidas to use.

Length: 21:16 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 26

The Alegrias

In lesson 26 of his Flamenco guitar series, Mario DaSilva breaks down the Alegrias dance.

Length: 14:39 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 27

Fandangos de Huelva

In lesson 27, Mario DaSilva breaks down the Fandangos de Huelva.

Length: 13:35 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 28

The Guajiras

In the 28th lesson of his Flamenco series, Mario DaSilva discusses and breaks down the Guajiras.

Length: 14:57 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 29

Seguiriyas

Completing his studies on the dances of Flamenco, Mario Dasilva offers up a lesson on the Seguiriyas.

Length: 11:24 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only