The Rough Guide to Guitar

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The Rough Guide To Flamenco Guitar

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Heritage Ya Luambo. Of course, gypsy culture also made its mark with its rich folk repertoire. During the nineteenth century, flamenco was played at parties and for public entertainment. Sadly the twentieth century saw a stifling of flamenco culture in some cities when Franco's dreaded dictatorship banned juergas wild musical parties in taverns.

There is disagreement in the field about when the guitar came to be the most commonly used instrument in flamenco performance. Pinpointing an exact moment is difficult as the guitar was an essential part of prior vernacular gypsy and folk styles which then melted gloriously into the flamenco fire, stoking it anew. Musical conventions from these early styles that were transferred directly to flamenco include rasguedo strumming to accompany vocals, punteado plucked solo style, picado scale patterns , syncopated rhythms, lute-like arpeggiated passages and recurring phrygian harmonies.

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Traditional flamenco guitars are carved from cypress wood and have low action strings to allow for easy enunciation of golpes - a rhythmic tapping on the guitar top common in flamenco. These guitars have less sustain than classical models, allowing for quick successive notes to sound crisp and percussive, rather than audibly blurring. At present, the international concert circuit celebrates flamenco guitar playing far and wide, respecting it both as an art-form in its own right called toque and as an important underpinning to the other forms of flamenco - singing cante and dance baile.

Considered by many as the most technically demanding of all musical styles to play on guitar, no art form truly expresses the very soul of Spanish culture like flamenco. Bringing together today's flamenco guitar masters, this Rough Guide unravels the mystery of one of the world's most beautiful musical traditions, and includes a bonus album by Antonio Rey, one of the finest guitarists in flamenco today. New Releases. Special Offers.