What will be taught on this guitar course?

The course has been designed to give you a solid introduction to flamenco guitar playing. Course content will include:

  • Understanding the fundamentals of classic and contemporary Flamenco guitar styles
  • Gaining an understanding of a wide range of techniques such as arpeggiated chords
  • Discovering some of the most common rasgueados (finger strumming techniques)
  • Learning how to play picado, an iconic technique giving Flamenco its particular flavour
  • Gaining a better understanding of scales, theory, and chords as well as different Flamenco palos
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    Music Various flamenco guitar styles
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    Type Group
  • training
    Equipment What to bring: guitar, pen, notebook, water

Entry requirements and level of this course?

Students will need to know the basic chords: C, G, D, E, A, Am, Em, Dm - and confidently change between them. Students should also have some basic experience with reading tabs or music.

For this course, you will need to bring an acoustic guitar and we highly recommend that you bring a recording device to help you track your learning.

How will I be taught?

The courses are taught within groups where you will work on an ensemble piece as well as receiving individual feedback.

By the end of the course, what will I have achieved?

Students will have:

  • Learnt at least 3 different 'palos' (styles)
  • Developed full knowledge of both left and right hand techniques
  • Grasped a greater understanding of the complexity of all types of guitar music through the Flamenco technique

After I complete this course, what are the next steps in my training?

Students may wish to repeat a Level 2 guitar course or attend a City Academy Open Mic event to put their skills into practice.


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Flamenco Guitar venues

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Flamenco Guitar tutors

All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.

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