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Experience #5

FLAMENCO MUSIC (Conil)

Guitar, Cajon & Cante course

Flamenco dance is made of harmonic and purposeful movements, while they do musical instruments that accompany it.  Mastering notes and voice are the arduous tasks given to our skilled musicians to complement  the amazing performances of the dancers.

The Spanish guitar is the undisputed queen and directs the whole harmony with authority. The cajon forcefully determines the rhythm while the voice adds depth and warmth to the performance. None of them could survive alone. All together they are the essence of this unique musical style in the world.  

Our Flamenco music course will give you  the opportunity to choose between one of the three variants: Guitar, Cajon or Sing. Whatever your level, just choose which of them want to specialize, we will do the rest. If  you prefer, you can receive mixed classes by alternating the instruments, to get a global view of all elements of the Flamenco.
 


COURSE CONTENTS (GUITAR):

- Analyze the musical knowledge of the student in question to asses their level and
achieve specific short-term goals.
- Hand position, ergonomic posture. Fingering: Understanding the neck of the guitar
and notes.
- From the very beginning you will be given the proper technique in body position
that favors the action of the left arm, fore-arm, wrist, hand, fingers on the
fingerboard and the right hand on the strings.
- Study and exercises binomial Thumb – Index.
- Initiation and understanding Flamenco through the palms (deaf and high),
emphasizing the sound, dynamics and the implementation itself.
- Harmonic and rhythmic distinction of the styles that will be studied. The styles will
be divided into:
- 1. Palos Binary Subdivision Rumba, Tangos.
- 2.Palos Ternary Subdivision: Alegrías, Bulerías, Sevillanas

- Flamenco Guitar Techniques: Strumming, strum, alzapúa, Flemish tremolo
flamenco, chopped and arpeggios (three and four notes)
- Scales: Major, minor, Flemish and variants.
- Differentiation of touch for the dance and accompaniment.
- First Falsetto (melodic phrase interspersed between successions of chords
intended either to accompany singing or to establish the structure of a concert
piece), faseo, rhythm and its adaptation to the different styles and styles.
- The interpretation of small pieces aimed at deepening understanding of the 
compass as a key element in the phrasing, serving as a means to enhance the
spontaneity of Flamenco.

- Combo. Students will put into practice their skills while playing with the teachers. At the end of the course, under their direction, singing, guitar and percussion students will play together to determine the Instrumental Ensemble and Combo.


COURSE CONTENTS  (CAJÓN)

- Analyze the musical knowledge of the student in question to assess their
level and achieve specific short-term goals.
- Palms and Body Language. The study of palms will be a major part of the
course. In the beginning of Flamenco Art, the role of the palm was even
more relevant than it is today, as it was the rhythmic support (along with
knuckles and heels) that was used to streamline the guitar playing, singing
and dancing. Due to this it is indispensable for the understanding of the
rhythm element, without which it would be impossible to recognize
the Flamenco as such.
- Study of the Instrument. Hand positions and the sounds they make that bring
the cajon to light. (treble, bass, capping and knuckles).
- Rudiments and articulation.
- Introduction to Flamenco. Divided into:
1.
Palos Binary Subdivision Rumba, Tangos.
2. Palos Ternary Subdivision: Alegrías, Bulerías, Sevillanas

- Combo. Students will put into practice their skills while playing with the teachers. At the end of the course, under their direction, singing, guitar and percussion students will play together to determine the Instrumental Ensemble and Combo.

COURSE CONTENTS (SINGING)

1- Analyze the musical knowledge of the student in question to assess their level and achieve specific short-term goals.
- Relaxation and disinhibiting. Psychophysical Exercises. Action y Desinhibición. ·      
- Continued breathing.
·      
- Vocal Technique. Resonators. Pitch. Projection.
·      
- Postural Ergonomics
     
- A brief historical introduction to the different types of flamenco sing that will be studied:

1. Palos Binary Subdivision: Rumba, Tangos.        
2. Palos Ternary Subdivision: Alegrías, Bulerías, Sevillanas.
       
- Differentiation of singing types, “Festeros” “y cante” “Jondo”

- Vocal Terminology: “Quejío”, “Llanto” , “ Duende”, “Angel”

- Initiation and understanding Flamenco through the palms (deaf and high), emphasizing the sound, dynamics and the implementation itself.
- Literary Exercises: Understanding Flamenco lyricism and poetic content. Emphasis on diction.
- Sound: breathing, seizures, vibrato, pitch, articulation, rhythm, pulse, phrasing, etc. Balance and sound levels. Permanent control of pitch, Importance of pre-tuning, dynamics, style and character.

-Combo. Students will put into practice their skills while playing with the teachers. At the end of the course, under their direction, singing, guitar and percussion students will play together to determine the Instrumental Ensemble and Combo.


Course Monitor

Andres Peces

Andres Peces
Andres is a great artists and teacher, always prepared to give you all you need to make your Flamenco Musical Experience unique. He loves what he does and this is the real way to be part of Gondwana Community. We only work with the best professionals.
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DURATION

10 HOURS (2H a day)

HOURS

Depending on the season, usually monday through friday from 4 to 6 pm

MATERIAL / DRESS CODE

A classic guitar is requested, otherwise we will do our best to provide you with one.

LEVEL REQUIRED

All levels of courses are available, from beginner to advanced

Price for the experience

Price per week per person.
(TAX Included)

199,00€

* prices in low season