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GOLPE

Golpe is fundamental for the Flamenco guitar technique. Golpe involves tapping the body of the guitar. This book of Golpe gives much material for the student to obtain the Golpe technique. Inside the book you will find many variations such as:

  1. Golpe with pulgar (thumb) combination.
  2. Golpe without Pulgar.
  3. Strike one or more strings by the Pulgar in combination with Golpe and more others aspects of the Golpe technique.

PULGAR

Volume I

The pulgar plays a critical role in the flamenco guitar technique space. However, if you try to find a comprehensive bibliographic reference to pulgar you will be vastly disappointed. These references are either fragmented, incomplete or very few exercises are proposed or offered for practice. These small available collections of exercises are not sufficiently large for a student to practice and effectively learn the pulgar techniques.

PULGAR

Volume II

The present book refers exclusively to pulgar exercises and is the continuation of Volume I. Contains pulgar exercises on the chromatic scales of a string (8 notes) modified either with repetitions and note duplications or with combinations of the above modifications.
One part of volume II based on ascending and descending Formulas (rolling) of the left hand.
Another part of volume II is based on chromatic scales of two adjacent strings.

PULGAR

in combination with

INDEX

Volume IV

The present Volume includes exercises for the thumb along with index finger. These exercises are intended for Flamenco guitar. However, it is worth mentioning that many of these exercises are offered for the classical guitar. These exercises can also be performed with the middle and the ring fingers. Replace the index finger with the middle or the ring finger in all exercises and do the same prectice with those two fingers.
The exercises written for three adjacent strings to be performed as appropriate on the first, second and third string of the guitar. However, they can be performed on any triune of adjacent strings.

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PULGAR

in combination with

ARPEGGIOS

Volume I

The exercises in present Volume are primarily intended to students of the Flamenco, however many of book exercises pertain to students of classical guitar.
The present book includes thumb exercises in combination with arpeggios. These exercises are based on chromatic scales of one string (eight note scale).

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PULGAR

in combination with

ARPEGGIOS

Volume II

The exercises in present Volume are primarily intended to students of the Flamenco, however many of book exercises pertain to students of classical guitar.
This Book includes exercises that combine arpeggio with up-down stroke of the thumb. The exercises in this book are mainly related to the Flamenco tecnique. The left hand works on the chromatic scales of a string (8 notes).

LIGADOS

Volume I

Ligados are essential elements in the technique both of the Classical and the Flamenco guitar. Ligados are performed by the left hand fingers: index, middle, ring and littler finger symbolized as 1, 2, 3 and 4 respectively.

There are three kinds of ligados:

  • The ascending ligado (which connects lower with higher notes).
  • The descending ligado (which connects higher with lower notes).
  • The complex ligado which contains either ascending or descending ligados or even a combination of these. Complex ligados connect more than two notes.

Volume I includes the first three progressive levels in terms of difficulty.

LIGADOS

Volume II

Ligados are essential elements in the technique both of the Classical and the Flamenco guitar. Ligados are performed by the left hand fingers: index, middle, ring and littler finger symbolized as 1, 2, 3 and 4 respectively.

There are three kinds of ligados:

  • The ascending ligado (which connects lower with higher notes).
  • The descending ligado (which connects higher with lower notes).
  • The complex ligado which contains either ascending or descending ligados or even a combination of these. Complex ligados connect more than two notes.

In the sequence of the Volume I the present Volume II includes the next three progressive levels in terms of difficulty.

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LIGADOS

Volume III

This work is a specialized method, teaching and guide of each and every aspect of Flamenco and Classical guitar mastery. Picking and Percussive techniques, Arpeggios, Improvisation, fingernail tips, capos and various gold nuggets that only Masters possess with distinct elegance.

RASGUEADOS

A totally distinctive technique that characterizes and constitutes the essence of Flamenco. Anybody who attempts mastering this technique will note that there many books that contain elements of this technique but they do not offer adequate material for practice – sufficient number of exercises.

Apoyando, Tirando, Picado

Volume I

This multi-volume work is a specialized method, teaching and guide of each and every aspect of Flamenco guitar mastery. Picking and Percussive techniques, Arpeggios, Improvisation, fingernail tips, capos and various gold nuggets that only Masters possess with distinct elegance.

The content of this volume includes the first three progressive levels in terms of difficulty.

Apoyando, Tirando, Picado

Volume II

This multi-volume work is a specialized method, teaching and guide of each and every aspect of Flamenco guitar mastery. Picking and Percussive techniques, Arpeggios, Improvisation, fingernail tips, capos and various gold nuggets that only Masters possess with distinct elegance.

In the sequence of the Volume I the present Volume II includes the next three progressive levels in terms of difficulty.

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Apoyando, Tirando, Picado

Volume III

This multi-volume work is a specialized method, teaching and guide of each and every aspect of Flamenco guitar mastery. Picking and Percussive techniques, Arpeggios, Improvisation, fingernail tips, capos and various gold nuggets that only Masters possess with distinct elegance.

The exercises of this Volume are based on chromatic scales of two adjacent strings – scales of 8 notes.

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Pulgar

Rhythmic Movement

Volume I

The present volume refers to exercises of simultaneous stroke of the thumb with the index (i), middle (m) and ring finger (a) as well as independent thumb stroke (no combination with the above fingers).

These exercises practice the rhythmic movement of the thumb and are performed on the chromatic scales of one string (8 notes).

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Pulgar

Rhythmic Movement

Volume II

This volume includes exercises for the thumb exercising with fingers i, m and a on ten mainly basic Formulas. In these Formulas, a number of variations is formed by the introduction of two triplets as well as by the two slurs, depending on their position in the Formula.

Some of the exercises are played Apoyando, but also Tirando. The manner is indicated by symbols. All exercises in this book can be played only tirando.

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Pulgar

Rhythmic Movement

Volume III

The present volume includes exercises on simultaneous strike of the thumb (of one or two strings) with fingers i, m and a of the right hand in combination with two double consecutive strikes of the thumb (pp – pp). This book is about the Flamenco technique, however, striking the thumb one time (from top to bottom i.e. from the 6th to the 1st string) is equally useful for the learners of classical guitar.

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Oud

The present volume refers to exercises of simultaneous stroke of the thumb with the index (i), middle (m) and ring finger (a) as well as independent thumb stroke (no combination with the above fingers).

These exercises practice the rhythmic movement of the thumb and are performed on the chromatic scales of one string (8 notes).

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Oud

Volume II

The present book includes two triple and two quadruple strikes on four adjacent strings.

Striking on the triple strike is done in three ways. Striking of the quadruple strike is done in five ways.

Alternation Of The Mode Of Strike

ALTERNATION OF THE MODE
OF STRIKE

FROM APOYANDO INTO TIRANDO

FROM TIRANDO INTO APOYANDO

The present book consists of exercises on alternating of the mode of strike of fingers i, m and a from Apoyando into Tirando and vise versa from Tirando into Apoyando.

This alternation is very common in the technique of Classical and Flamenco guitar. The book has considerable material with several variations and is based on the chromatic scale of a string (8 notes).

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ARPEGGIOS with Ligados

without Pulgar

Volume I

This Book concerns mainly chromatic ascending and descending slurs combinations that are mainly played on the first string and one of the fingers plays constantly on the overlying strings at the beginning, at the middle or at the end of the slur.

Although, the exercises can be performed by using a different sequence from that presented in this book. it is advisable to the followed this order of the classification while a number of comments applies to the following units.

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ARPEGGIOS with Ligados

without Pulgar

Volume II

The present book includes a combination of arpeggios and slurs with interference of one or two notes within the slur. The exercises are based on the chromatic scales of one string (8 notes).
The chromatic scales are moving on 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th strings.

The chromatic scales are moving on 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th strings. The fingerings of right hand are combinations of two fingers (6 fingerings) and fingerings of three fingers (12 fingerings).