Left-hand techniques are often overlooked by guitarrists. In the first part of this interview with maestro Javier Conde you'll learn more about left-hand issues such as the shape of the hand, when to study the barre technique, the importance of controling the pressure, and the length of the nails of the left hand.
Many guitarists have difficulties playing the abanico correctly. In this video maestro Tino van der Sman will give you some practical advice that will help you make your abanico technique swing.
Welcome to the first Online Flamenco blog post! Rasgueos are often not practiced by many guitarists since at first sight they seem to be one of the easiest flamenco techniques to play. However, when studied properly, they give a really nice swing to your playing. In this video maestro Tino van der Sman will give you some practical advice that will help you improve your rasgueado technique.
In the second part of the interview with maestro Javier Conde, you'll learn more about right-hand technique issues such as the different positions for thumb, alzapua, rasgueo, and abanico as well as examples of the positions of the right hand of some great maestros such as Paco de Lucía and Vicente Amigo.
In the final part of the interview with maestro Javier Conde, you'll learn more about the maestro his way of studying technique and you can also access a free class where the thumb technique is discussed.