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Flamenco Guitar

Flamenco Guitar

Flamenco guitar is one of the most exciting and vibrant styles of guitar. At City Academy, we offer an in-depth beginners course where you’ll learn the essential skills required to play a full range of solo flamenco guitar styles. Our tutors are industry experts, and place great emphasis on the deep roots and the evolving musical language of Flamenco. This course is suitable for those with some guitar experience already. If you are completely new to guitar playing, try our Guitar for Beginners course. 



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

Music

Various flamenco guitar styles

Type

Group

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.

Register your interest

We will be publishing new class dates soon - please register your interest and we will be in touch with more information.

First Name*
Last Name*
Email Address*
Phone Number*

PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

Register your interest

We will be publishing new class dates soon - please register your interest and we will be in touch with more information.

First Name*
Last Name*
Email Address*
Phone Number*

PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

No Venue

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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