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Flamenco study plan 

Hello everyone,

I've been following the forum and the advice of the pros for a long time, and I've learned a lot from them. However, since my progress in some areas has been quite erratic, I'm considering changing my strategy. I know there's no one-size-fits-all rule for this, but I'd like to ask the pros (or anyone more knowledgeable than me) again how they would divide their practice time throughout the week. How much time would you allocate to technical exercises and how much to musical practice? On weekdays, I can dedicate 2 to 3 hours, sometimes even more, to practice (although lately it's been closer to 1.5 hours). On weekends, I could invest even more time. However, there are times when I feel a bit burnt out on certain technical exercises or learning pieces, so I end up neglecting them for a while. This often leaves me feeling guilty.

In terms of guitar playing, I'm not a beginner. I started learning Flamenco guitar 5 years ago (although 2 and a half of those years were completely self-taught and not very efficient, so let's call it 3). Before that, I spent around 13 years mainly playing electric guitar, which I'm also trying to improve alongside Flamenco.

Unfortunately, I still haven't found a Flamenco guitar teacher here in Hungary, so I'm studying with a classical guitar teacher and trying to integrate the two based on what I've read here, wherever there's an overlap in techniques.

I apologize if this was too much to start with, and if these questions have already been asked before. I just felt it was time to join the forum and contribute.

Thank you, everyone!

  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 26 2024 13:24:48

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RE: Flamenco study plan (in reply to backward

I've found it can be very much a question of personality - in my case it'd be useless to concoct such plans as I'd surely not follow it. Instead I'd just play pieces and identify areas of weakness and practice those techniques. Having something to look forward to - like interaction with other flamencos, such as dance teachers, certainly helps. I used to practice material for dance classes, where you can get bored easily after a while which gives you a great opportunity to try out different techniques and rhythmic variations.
I can help you with the Hungarian flamenco scene, drop me a private message!
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 26 2024 15:50:37
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