The Fundamentals of the Bulería

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 and dance accompaniment courses in many countries such as Mexico, Finland, Germany and the Netherlands. 

THE FUNDAMENTALS OF THE BULERÍA is the second course of the 'Fundamentals of the Flamenco Guitar' series. Whether you've just started playing the flamenco guitar, or want to get a step-by-step in-depth training on the key-aspects of the Bulería style, once you've finished this course you'll be able to play, understand and feel the Bulería, and you will be able to play a swinging Bulería solo.
THE APPROACH OF THIS COURSE is 100% practical: the maestro gives you in-depth explanations on how to play each element of the Bulería. Furthermore, he will guide you through important issues such as rhythm, technique, how to avoid common errors, and he'll give you tricks on how to learn difficult musical passages.

CONTENT OF THE COURSE: firstly, the maestro will start with the most basic aspect by breaking up the right- and left hand technique so that you really understand how to make your Bulería playing swing. Next, step-by-step you'll learn all the key elements, such as compas variations, remates, escobillas, kicking off, rhythmical plays, embellishments and 5 falsetas of varying difficulty. 

This course consists of 35 videos and 87 minutes of material in which you will learn a lot's of interesting material: 

  • How to play the golpe
  • Break down of the left- and right hand
  • How to make the Bulería swing
  • Apagado technique
  • Different rasgueados
  • The basic compas and variations
  • How to avoid common mistakes 
  • Escobillas
  • Kicking off 
  • Remates
  • 5 short melodic compas variations 
  • 2 long melodic compas variations
  • Different ways how to mark the rhythm with your foot 
  • 5 Falsetas at two different speeds with detailed explanations


  • 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 satisfaction: we apply a 7-day full money-back If you're not happy with the course 

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The Fundamentals of the Bulería
  • Level: all levels

    Total duration: 87 m 22s

    Videos: 35

    Requiered knowledge: basic flamenco guitar knowledge (covered in Fundamentals of the Soleá)

  • Price: 197.00 €
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  • Golpe2:21
  • Right Hand3:27
  • Left Hand3:39
  • Advice Compas3:30
  • Apagado Technique2:55
  • Common Mistakes3:26
  • Compas Variations10:56
  • Remates5:52
  • Escobilla9:58
  • Kicking off4:02
  • Rhythmic Play2:29
  • First Bulería1:19
  • Embellishments14:51
  • Foot-tapping3:26
  • Falseta 1 3:19
  • Falseta 21:47
  • Falseta 32:13
  • Falseta 43:49
  • Falseta 5 4:03