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Flamenco Guitar with Mario DaSilva

Learn Genres Guitar Course from Mario DaSilva

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

29 Lessons

Complete course with step-by-step lessons and practice examples.

Multi-Camera

Course filmed with 6 cameras for the perfect angles.

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Full Course Breakdown

Mario DaSilva starts out with foundational techniques of the Flamenco strumming, then moves into scales and arpeggios. Finally, he demonstrates the various Flamenco dance styles.

1

Introduction to Flamenco Guitar

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

4:06 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty

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2

Basic Strumming

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

4:49 Runtime

1.0 Difficulty

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.

4:32 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

4

Four Subdivision Rasgueado

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

3:06 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

5

Five Stroke Rasgueado

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

2:10 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

6

Six Stroke Rasgueado

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

2:44 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

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.

3:23 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

8

Marote Rasgueado #2

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

2:03 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

9

Marote Rasgueado #3

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

3:48 Runtime

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10

Arpeggios

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

3:06 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

11

Combination Arpeggios

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

5:10 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

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.

11:09 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

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.

11:05 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

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.

6:20 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

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.

2:08 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

16

Scale Usage

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

8:34 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

17

Building Endurance

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

9:00 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

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.

3:29 Runtime

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19

Tremolo Technique

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

4:22 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

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.

22:42 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

21

The Rumba

Mario DaSilva breaks down and demonstrates the famous Rumba dance.

11:40 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

22

The Sevillanas

In lesson 22, Mario DaSilva breaks down the Sevillanas.

11:20 Runtime

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23

The Farruca

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

13:45 Runtime

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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.

14:02 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

25

The Bulerias

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

21:16 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

26

The Alegrias

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

14:39 Runtime

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27

Fandangos de Huelva

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

13:35 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

28

The Guajiras

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

14:57 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

29

Seguiriyas

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

11:24 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

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  • Playing since 1980
  • 29 lessons at JamPlay
Mario DaSilva is an expert classical and Flamenco player who has toured and played with some of the finest musicians in the business, including the following: Nashville Chamber Orchestra, Belmont University Orchestra, Indiana University SE Orchestra, Bowling Green Chamber Orchestra, Nashville Ballet, Lari White, Chuck Cannon, Little Big Town, Muriel Anderson, Felipe De La Rosa, Bruce and Sandra Dudley, Lori Meecham, and Tracy Silverman.

Reviews & Feedback 88/100 with 133 ratings
ppartida2005

A bit too slow

sumanbag

Awesome

Ginavon

Exceptional

Rodspoon

Good job. Excellent counting of the compas and falsetas. More bulerias falsetas please.

Ganesha

I would like to have the musical notes of the lesson. Thank you

dexkrem

Thank you very much! Best Regards

MermaidAzul

This teacher is excellent at explaining these flamenco finger styles!

ChrisOraz

Too cool, easy to do and musically very pretty!

bossh0ss

very clear and easy to follow