Fundamentals of the Soleá

TINO VAN DER SMAN is instructed by maestro Paco Peña and graduated in flamenco guitar in 1997. Throughout his artistic career he has accompanied renowned dancers and singers, and he has recorded three solo albums. Furthermore, he has organized guitar courses and dance accompaniment courses in many countries such as Mexico, Finland, Germany and the Netherlands. 

THE FUNDAMENTALS OF THE SOLEARES is the first course of the 'Fundamentals of the Flamenco Guitar' series. Whether you've never played the flamenco guitar, or just want to get an in-depth training on basic techniques such as rasgueado, abanico, thumb and arpeggio, once you've finished this course you'll be familiar with all the key elements of the Soléa, and you will be able to play two authentic flamenco solos in the Soleá style.
THE APPROACH OF THIS COURSE is 100% practical: the maestro gives you in-depth explanations on how to play each musical and technical element of the Soleá. Furthermore, he will guide you through important issues such as how to study, the correct posture, position of both hands, how to tune the guitar, how to file your fingernails, etc.

CONTENT OF THE COURSE: firstly, the maestro will give you practical advice that will help you take the maximum benefit out of this course. Next, you'll learn all the key aspects to play comfortably in a correct sitting position. You'll learn the different ways to tune your guitar as well as how to file and take care of your nails. 

This course consists of 35 videos and 135 minutes of material in which you will learn a lot's of interesting material: 

  • Basic Compás and Variations 
  • Basic Remate and Variations
  • Techniques: Thumb, Rasgueos, Abanico, Arpeggio and Slurs
  • Various Cierres
  • Various Llamadas
  • Basic Escobilla and Variations
  • 3 Thumb Falsetas
  • 2 Arpeggio Falsetas


  • All of the music of this course is carefully written out in tablatures and standard music notation available both in PDF and Guitar-Pro 6 format
  • All of the videos have English subtitles
  • Our website is mobile responsive and works perfectly on your mobile phone and tablet
  • You can view the videos as much as you want and you'll have lifetime access to this course
  • 100% Guaranteed satisfation: we apply a 7-day full money-back If you're not happy with the course 

Fundamentals of the Soleá
  • Level: absolute beginner - intermediate

    Total duration: 135 m 29s

    Videos: 35

    Requiered knowledge: none

  • Price: 197.00 €
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  • Welcome & Posture5:50
  • Tuning the guitar3:04
  • Nails3:36
  • Left Hand5:37
  • Basic Compas4:00
  • Rasgueo with golpe7:12
  • Remate3:58
  • First Compas3:59
  • Thumb Technique6:04
  • Thumb Falseta3:42
  • Cierre6:29
  • Slur Technique3:29
  • Escobilla5:28
  • Cierre Variation1:28
  • Thumb-index Falseta5:26
  • Arpeggio Technique10:57
  • FIRST SOLO2:57
  • Arpeggio Falseta5:26
  • Arpeggio Falseta (M-I)3:27
  • Thumb Falseta 4:21
  • Remate Variation1:07
  • Compas Variation1:48
  • Thumb Falseta7:18
  • Abanico Technique7:13
  • Llamada2:39
  • Cierre Variation6:50
  • FULL SOLO4:37
  • Study Advice1:44