Internationally known Latino artist, composer and guitarist explores key Flamenco and Spanish rhythms and progressions. Marcelo breaks down these styles in a proven, easy to understand method.
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Focus: Marcelo covers 4 basic rhythms: The Gypsy Rumba Flamenca, the Bolero, the South American 6/8, and the Brazilian Bossa. He offers a number of ways to apply these rhythms and also dives in to the beginnings of improvisation and melodic playing in the Flamenco and Spanish styles.Begin the Course
Marcelo artfully demonstrates the playing style he teaches in this Flamenco & Spanish Guitar series. He also plays through four basic rhythm techniques and sets the course for the lessons ahead.
Marcelo teaches the eight basic right hand moves for the Rumba Flamenca strum pattern. He then shows you how to apply it to a single chord as well as one of the most important chord progressions in Spanish music.
Marcelo blends familiar sounds with new ones as he looks at how to combine the rumba rhythm with a standard blues progression and the Phrygian mode.
Take the rumba and the Andalusian Cadence to the next level by adding tasty extensions and chord substitutions.
Marcelo teaches the rhythm portion of his popular song "La cita" as a way of applying the techniques and progressions covered in the series thus far.
Learn how to insert fast and tasteful triplets into your strumming. Marcelo demonstrates two different ways of performing the technique and combines triplet fills with the rumba strum.
Using the song "La cita", Marcelo explains how to add accents and hits to the basic rumba strum.
Marcelo mixes it up by teaching several popular variations to the rumba strum. He reviews the basic rumba and demonstrates how to incorporate different rhythms without skipping a beat.
Moving on to the second of four Spanish guitar rhythms in this series, Marcelo introduces the bolero. He teaches the right hand moves and demonstrates the technique over a variety of common chords.
Marcelo explores four popular chord progressions commonly applied to the bolero rhythm and reviews the techniques needed to play the bolero strum.
Using the chord progressions covered in previous lessons, Marcelo explains how to add tasty variations to the basic bolero rhythm. Have fun!
Chill with Marcelo and the soothing vibe of the Brazilian Bossa. This is a comprehensive lesson that covers a variety of chord progressions, jazz voicings, right hand techniques and various patterns that make this style of guitar come alive!
Blending time signatures and applying the strumming techniques you've learned so far, Marcelo brings you the upbeat and challenging South American 6/8. Try it with a variety of chord progressions...Try it with the plucking technique!
Marcelo dives deep in to the world of finger picking in this monster lesson. He explains how to effectively play scales while keeping certain pedal tones going on the upper strings. Marcelo then applies the right and left hand techniques to both the Phrygian and Phrygian Dominant modes.
This lesson continues where the last one left off. Marcelo explores the finger picking techniques covered in the previous lesson over barre chords. He also teaches several new scale positions corresponding to different modes of the Major scale.
Get your dancin' shoes... grab some percussion instruments... or just sit down with your guitar and explore some salsa playing with Marcelo! In this lesson, you'll learn some great chord progressions and distinctive rhythmic techniques that will bring your music to life.
Using the famous Andalusian Cadence chord progression that was covered in earlier lessons, Marcelo offers up different scales and phrasing ideas that players can use over each chord. Then, he talks about transitioning from chord to chord from a soloing perspective. This one is a must see!
Marcelo teaches the popular cha cha rhythm that has been made famous by performing greats such as Carlos Santana.
Marcelo takes you in to the style of Django Reinhardt with this fun lesson on gypsy jazz. You'll learn a few chord progressions and the right hand "la pompe" strumming pattern with and without a pick.
Be your own band!...sort of. Marcelo shows you how to use moving bass notes while playing chords at the same time. He applies this over a number of chord progressions, including the 12 bar blues.
After harping on the importance of the 12 bar blues for his entire series, Marcelo finally explains the blues in detail. He covers chord changes, explains different "forms," and even talks about chart reading. This is an essential lesson for every guitarist!
Marcelo shares a tool that is indispensable when jamming with other guitarists. He shows us how shell chords leave room for improvisation and provide a great way to play a steady, simple rhythm through even complex chord changes.
Marcelo teaches yet another popular rhythm technique for Spanish guitar and applies it to a number of familiar sounding chord progressions.
We spend a great deal of time learning scale positions, but most of the players we know and love use a lot of the horizontal approach. Marcelo explains horizontal playing using four familiar scales and demonstrates them in a Spanish guitar context.
Marcelo takes the scales learned in the previous lessons and applies them to 3rd and 6th intervals. He offers some improvisational ideas that will enhance your creativity!
By request, Marcelo has returned to teach his song, "La Cita". In this lesson, he will break down the melody line.
Now that you've learned the melody of "La Cita", it's time to learn the scales to set you on your way to some great improv!
By popular request, Marcelo teaches us his original piece, "Flues". He starts with the chords and melody and ends with ideas and scales for improvisation!
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WOW!!!!.... I'm going to have to study more on chord theory, and construction, etc., but, ...this is good to know; that this kind of theory is vital, to understand, in order to know what is going on in the music.
This teacher is very good in that he represents in basic and understandable manner. I have been trying to learn flamenco for a couple years and here it is broken down to basics. Thanks!
all of the above
This is what I ve been looking for the correct way to strum
very good marcelo, the plucking technique on this one its just what ie been looking for a long time ago. thanks.
All three of the answers fit but the system only let me check one. Marcelo's teaching is so straight forward and effective. I like that Marcelo just got right into it and I felt like he gave very detailed explanation and took it step by step a
amazing teacher...highly recommended
Nice chord progression!
Awesome tutorial!!!! PLEASE UPLOAD MORE FLAMENCO TUTORIALS!
Easy to understand. It's just what I needed.
Excellent sounds and style. Love it!
Fantastic lesson broken down really really well. Personable teacher who explains things in a perfect linear style for me.
flamenco in a language I can understand
Good instruction, thanks
Great pace, great humor. Fantastic lesson! ~Tom~
Great song "La Cita" and Marcelo makes everything easy to understand in all his lessons
Great teaching/playing, and the lesson sounds great too.
Great video. I click all three of the above options.
He estado buscando a un profe de guitarra flamenca con elementos de jazz, blues y con un toque de teoria (que no se pase todo el video hablando demasiada teoria y que le quite el jugo a la leccion), y que no sea un gringo (no lo digo de mala ma
He is a legend on playing on guitars!
I couldn't select all three from the vote, but, I wanted to! I LIke the teacher; easy to understand; it's just what I needed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! \o/"
I am desperately in need of a beginners course from this teracher. Starting with chords and moves please. I like the Flamenco & Spanish Guitar style. Please ask Marcelo to help guide me.
I enjoyed Flues -Phrygian Rumba Blues . On standby for your CD with Rumba Blues included
I have been looking for a long time for this type of teaching. Well worth my membership.
I like that the lessons are building up on each other and that he´s always throwing in some theoretical knowledge.
I love the very slow and deliberate approach along with explanations. This makes it easier to understand.
I really learned something new with this first lesson. Thanks.
I've been wanting to learn flamenco and other Latin styles for a while. This is perfect, easy to understand and very thorough. I love the various chord progression options. Excellent! Thank you!
it's what i need
Jazz Shell Chords
Love this progression. Marcelo is very fun to watch
Love this teacher.
Marcello is a natural teacher as well as guitarist. A great contributor to this site.
Marcelo is fantastic! Is there any style he can’t play!
Marcelo has an easy approach in his lessons. He explains the subtleties of the chord progressions very well, which enhance the music. I feel confidence as I explore the guitar's ranges, I'm beginning to hear a voice coming out of my guitar a
Marcelo is amazing.
Marcelo is such a great teacher, and this is a wonderful insight into his playing style. I have learnt so much from him during this course - Thanks Marcelo!!!! Alex
Marcelo's lessons are very clear and easy to learn. Thanks so much.
Please can you fix the rumba triplet fill lesson video it doesn't work from 21 seconds onwards!