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Palmas por bulerias? 

I searched through the archives a little and didn't see if this particular question was asked. Are any of the common variations in bulerias every played simultaneously by two palmeros (two different variations at once)? Or will they generally play off of a single variation (definitively or one defined and the other(s) complementing)?

Regarding contratiempo... Do they ever hold long stretches of 8th notes or is it more common for, if two palmeros, one is quarter notes on the down, the other on the up? To me is sounds like the latter, like a ping pong effect, but I don't doubt the endurance and a skilled palmero has to be able to hammer 8ths at buleria tempo as long as they like.

If it's one palmero on the down, one on the up, does anyone have recommendations for practicing this? The best I can think of so far would be to run 16ths on a metronome and foot tap the one and clap the 'e' and 'a'. Eventually reducing the subdivisions played by the metronome until it only clicks on 1.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 22 2021 19:57:56
ernandez R

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RE: Palmas por bulerias? (in reply to Scott


Not sure how your question was passed over but thought I should bump it cause I was queriouse myself. I know F'all about palmas but I know of a few links that might get you close. I'll dig them up if no one has the input you are looking for.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 29 2021 7:33:08

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RE: Palmas por bulerias? (in reply to Scott

I never learned the complementary variations to play against the base palmas. But I practice the same concept as you, the e and the a off beats Or some variation of that like just the e, or 1 e... etc. I tap my foot on every other eighth note in 3/4 time. 1 e and a 2 e... Figure if I can master that while feeling the accents of the base then I’m in good shape.
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