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Identify this Alzapua Falseta (Bulerias) 

I don't suppose a lot of us have played the game Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag, but when I stumbled into the soundtrack I found this awesome bulerias and what got to me is a alzapua I have not heard before.

Between 1:12 and 1:23 can anyone identify where this may be from? If it's an original then perhaps someone could help me tab this?
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RE: Identify this Alzapua Falseta (B... (in reply to ManosqueVuelan

Nice post ManosqueVuelan. I like it - good to have finally taken a break from John Walsh's wonderful solea falsetta ;0)

It's an old school alzapua - so p-p-i p-p-i for much of it. Pretty standard stuff, not sure it could be traced to an origin. For example, the C-B-C-B motif can be heard in extended form at at 1:52 of Tomatito's break-neck alzapua of Pasando el Puente - but you could probably find earlier examples.

There is a little bit of syncopation in the first bar which is cool. There's also a funky bar to cover the two bass strings for the G chord without muffing the fretted E. He then muffles (perhaps deliberately) the C on 9 after that one, play it clean of muffled, as you prefer. There's a rough tab below.

Any idea who is playing & singing?

By the way, if you felt transcribing this was beyond you here is how I did this...

In a bash terminal (I'm a Ubuntu nut) I wrote the following to download the mp3

youtube-dl --extract-audio --audio-format mp3 Put-YouTube-URL-Here

Then in vlc you can slow stuff down without the pitch changing and also use AB looping to hone in on small sections. Hope that helps.

Here's Tomatito and Camaron, enjoy!!! Perhaps try transcribing the alzapua - I transcribed it years ago but never got it up to speed - perhaps once jg has beat me to those D'addario strings...

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RE: Identify this Alzapua Falseta (B... (in reply to Dudnote


I confess to using Transcribe! to do this but find there is a lot of distortion and even missing notes when slowing down flamenco guitar. Does VLC do this better? We use it some at here at work for video stuff. I really shouldn't waste my time transcribing instead of practicing but it gets addictive.



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