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JasonMcGuire

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Here is a free lesson from my site. I hope it helps some of you in your quest to become better, more complete flamenco guitarists. This lesson covers the accompaniment of a particular letra (verse) of Alegrias in a more or less basic way. It's concept can be applied to many, many other letras. The study of cante accompaniment is key in understanding how melodies are created in a natural way and will reinforce a players commitment to developing good rhythmic skills. A very special thanks to Felix de Lola for providing the cante.

You will need Quicktime 7 or higher and the Sibelius Scorch Plugin. Both are free downloads available from the links below.
http://www.quicktime.com
http://www.sibelius.com/products/scorch/index.html

Enjoy!

Normal Tempo
http://www.caminosflamencos.com/algL1F.mov
Slower Tempo
http://www.caminosflamencos.com/algL1S.mov
Counted
http://www.caminosflamencos.com/algL1C.mov
Right Hand
http://www.caminosflamencos.com/algL1R.mov
Left Hand
http://www.caminosflamencos.com/algL1L.mov
Commentary
http://www.caminosflamencos.com/algL1X.mov
Score/Tablature
http://www.caminosflamencos.com/algL1T.htm

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John O.

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RE: Alegrias Cante Accompaniment - A... (in reply to JasonMcGuire

This is really great of you Jason, thank you so much! Lessons for cante accompanyment are very hard to find and it's one of the biggest gaps in my ability as a flamenco guitarist.

Regards,
John

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 16 2007 20:14:00
 
Matic

 

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RE: Alegrias Cante Accompaniment - A... (in reply to JasonMcGuire

Thank you Jason, much appreciated!
Just one question: Do you also provide your students with cante-only tracks?
Thanks again,
Matic

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RE: Alegrias Cante Accompaniment - A... (in reply to JasonMcGuire

cool!

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JasonMcGuire

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RE: Alegrias Cante Accompaniment - A... (in reply to JasonMcGuire

Matic,
Yes on the website, I do provide the "cante only tracks". This is one of 3 cante lessons currently available. Solea and Tangos are the other 2. More to come soon. I add about 10 lessons per month. Thats why I can afford to share a few free lessons here and there.

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RE: Alegrias Cante Accompaniment - A... (in reply to JasonMcGuire

Crap I have to install itunes to check this out, but I'm sure it's worth it. I am a huge fan of your style and your technique Jason so I will chek this out so kind of you to do this man.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 16 2007 23:45:54
 
JasonMcGuire

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RE: Alegrias Cante Accompaniment - A... (in reply to JasonMcGuire

You should only need to install Quicktime and Scorch. iTunes however is a great piece of software. It really helped me get my record collection organized, so I don't think having to install iTunes is such a terrible thing, unless you have a beef with Apple. Steve Jobs is a member of www.Flamenco-Lessons.com.

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RE: Alegrias Cante Accompaniment - A... (in reply to JasonMcGuire

Than you very much Jason!


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Ricardo

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RE: Alegrias Cante Accompaniment - A... (in reply to JasonMcGuire

Cool, thanks. I have a Mac and your vids worked just fine for me, no extra downloads. Although my wife must have installed all the updates long ago, she likes to keep this thing up dated.

Itunes controls my Ipod, I have all my flamenco CDs and bootleg vids and youtube vids, I have snagged on there. I think I would die without that thing. Hey I did a gig with your friend Felix there last year, and he had the same Ipod I had with the same Poveda concert on it. Pretty cool! Not sure how PC people control their Ipods, but the Mac sure is easy.

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duende

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RE: Alegrias Cante Accompaniment - A... (in reply to JasonMcGuire

what about tarantas accompaniment!?! pretty please!

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JasonMcGuire

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RE: Alegrias Cante Accompaniment - A... (in reply to JasonMcGuire

I wil get around to Tarantas. There is so much I want to cover. I chip away at the mountain little by little every month. Here is a general tip about accompanying Taranta/Taranto.....

In the Letra itself (not the salida) the singer will feed you D7 resolving to G maj, you have the choice in Taranta to simply wait or you can follow along with him, but your main job is to deliver afterwards a resolution back to D major (without the 7th). This feeds the singer his next tone. Now you do it again, but this time after the D7 to G major, you then resolve with the singer E7 to A major and afterward if he/she leaves you a space you can do a little A major lick. Form here you go back to the beginning....D7 to G major with the singer and resolve by yourself back to D major to deliver the tone, D7 to G major, E7 to A and a little lick again if there is space for it.............Still following me?
Next D7 to G major with the cante and directly afterwards D7 to G major again, usually a bit stronger because there is a nice powerful moment that is the climax of the letra and everything starts downhill here heading for the end.......G7(#11) the (#11) is a C# note here. Vamp on this over and over ornamenting on the 5th string with ligados between A,B and C#(while holding G on the 6th and F natural on the 4th string with the rest open). Listen for the singer to sing an A note and then play A7 resolve with him/her to G7 and then to F#7(b9,11) the true name of the Taranta chord, but wait there is a little tag at the end. There is usually also next a G7 with F natural in the bass that you give after the singer sings you an F natural and then you roll back into F#7(b9,11) and you are done. Now get a decent and not too modern recording and follow along with these notes and I am sure you will get it. (Gerardo Nunez with El Indio Gitano will be a good thing to check out.....notice how Indio leaves Gerardo no room to show off during the letra). This is however a "textbook" example but honestly just about anything can happen. By knowing this as a guide you should be able to make adjustments on the fly eventually, as long as you realize that your job is to follow regardless of whether or not the singer is "wrong". Accompaniment really takes a "lets work together toward a common goal" mentality, not a hey look at me I'm badass mentality.



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duende

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RE: Alegrias Cante Accompaniment - A... (in reply to JasonMcGuire

oooh great man!! thank you

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Ricardo

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RE: Alegrias Cante Accompaniment - A... (in reply to JasonMcGuire

quote:

I wil get around to Tarantas.


And you just couldn't wait!!

I like when you use the term "deliver the tone"...sounds real important.

Ricardo
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JasonMcGuire

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RE: Alegrias Cante Accompaniment - A... (in reply to Ricardo

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ORIGINAL: Ricardo

Hey I did a gig with your friend Felix there last year, and he had the same Ipod I had with the same Poveda concert on it.



I just got home from a gig with him, Mellisa Cruz and Fanny Ara. Felix just got back from Sevilla and still had terrible jet lag, but he really sang well tonight. I have noticed with singers that many times when they are feeling down, sick or simply in a bad mood, they deliver very inspired performances. Not always, but often it is the case.

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ORIGINAL: Ricardo

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I wil get around to Tarantas.


And you just couldn't wait!!

I like when you use the term "deliver the tone"...sounds real important.

Ricardo


Yes, I am a sucker for an audience. A ham. I had to make a separate video for the commentary on my site so people would have the choice to shut me up....

Deliver that tone in box wrapped up with a bow on top of it. Do that and singers will love you.My teacher, Pedro Cortes is truly a master of cante accompaniment. He is an encyclopedia. His own music is very personal, strange and beautiful, but when it comes to playing for cante he really sticks to traditions.

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RE: Alegrias Cante Accompaniment - A... (in reply to JasonMcGuire

Nice you visit the forum Jason! Usually players of your professionality and skill dont visit forums.
Thank you for providing demo material in such a good quality!
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Nice you visit the forum Jason! Usually players of your professionality and skill dont visit forums


dont tell him that .... now he wont come back

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Arash

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RE: Alegrias Cante Accompaniment - A... (in reply to JasonMcGuire

Didnt i tell you that Jason is a really cool guy?

Now you see yourself.

Man this foro is such a great place. It was good already but its getting better and better each day and the community is growing with such great guitarists.

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boral

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RE: Alegrias Cante Accompaniment - A... (in reply to JasonMcGuire

Thanks a million Jason!!!!!
Really a great gift to all of us beginners.
I hope one day there will be also basic dance accomp.

Great forum!
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Matic

 

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RE: Alegrias Cante Accompaniment - A... (in reply to JasonMcGuire

Am I the only one who came across this type or rasgueado for the first time?

a(up) i(up) a(down) i(down) m(down)

But it's interesting and I'm going to practice it.

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John O.

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RE: Alegrias Cante Accompaniment - A... (in reply to Matic

Where are you seeing that, Matic? I only see amii and papp.

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Franchiquito

 

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RE: Alegrias Cante Accompaniment - A... (in reply to Matic

quote:

Am I the only one who came across this type or rasgueado for the first time?

a(up) i(up) a(down) i(down) m(down)

But it's interesting and I'm going to practice it.



I alsto noticed it, infact i was also opening a new thread......
I have never seen it before.

i Don't know where you saw it, i found it in the fandango free lessons by jason.


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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 17 2007 15:22:58
 
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ORIGINAL: Matic


a(up) i(up) a(down) i(down) m(down)



This comes from Roberto Castellon Jr.

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John O.

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RE: Alegrias Cante Accompaniment - A... (in reply to JasonMcGuire

I'm just blind and not seeing it guys - which file at which second?

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 17 2007 17:00:05
 
boral

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RE: Alegrias Cante Accompaniment - A... (in reply to John O.

The Fandangos free lesson on Jason's website
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JasonMcGuire

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RE: Alegrias Cante Accompaniment - A... (in reply to JasonMcGuire

Herik asked me about recordings of Taranta to practice with that are as "solo" as possible.
Here is a link to Antonio de la Malena singing Taranto with no guitar in my studio. Enjoy!

http://www.caminosflamencos.com/TarantaVox.mp3


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John O.

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quote:

The Fandangos free lesson on Jason's website


Aaah, I was looking for it in the alegrias. I'll check the website out...

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duende

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RE: Alegrias Cante Accompaniment - A... (in reply to JasonMcGuire

Thank ya jason

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Arash

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RE: Alegrias Cante Accompaniment - A... (in reply to JasonMcGuire

wow thanks Jason. This guy has a great voice and i never had an Audio file (without Guitar) for practicing Taranto to it.
Very helpfull Amigo..

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