The school offers Sessions and private master classes to students of all ages, levels and nationalities who, for hobby or professional training, want to improve their knowledge. For this, the flamenco guitar school offers its own methodology developed by Rafael Cañizares, “Despacito y a compás”, to simplify the understanding of the guitar and improve the interpretive skills of the students.
The Rafael Cañizares Flamenco Guitar School continually offers intensive 5-day flamenco guitar courses.
Classes are four hours a day for five consecutive days. In total: 20 hours.
Requirements for the basic course
Students must know the basic chords and have a grasp of strumming technique regardless of the style for which it is used: classical, jazz, etc.
Requirements for intermediate and advanced courses
Students will have to do an audition and a knowledge test to determine the most appropriate level for each of them. Students may choose to submit a video instead of this process.
Having finished an intensive guitar course and recovering the enthusiasm for the instrument. Feel the internal connection with music again. Reaffirm myself with the certainty that beauty is necessary, even essential, in this hostile world. That emotion does not understand fashion or money. Thank you Rafael Cañizares for lighting my way, for all your great teachings, for your mastery, and of course, for your great humanity.
See you soon friend!
For intermediate and advanced levels, the course is divided into thematic blocks: technique, theory, practice, rhythm, harmony and repertoire.
For intermediate and advanced levels, there are different branches of content for falsetas, rhythmic patterns and repertoire depending on the level of knowledge previously acquired.
Flexibility, speed and strength are practiced to increase the development of their skills.
Harmonic theory and practice
Music theory classes focused on the study of scales and their application in the field of flamenco improvisation.
The tonalities of all the flamenco toques using the circle of fifths: major, minor, flamenco cadence: IV, bIII, bII, I.
Inversions and tensions of chords.
Acquisition of rhythmic patterns based on the structure of the different styles and their meters.
Repertoire (individually adapted)
Practicing the most appropriate repertoire for each stage of learning based on the student’s level is essential, and is the most appropriate way to ensure that progress is constant and smooth. An inadequate repertoire is only a source of frustration and often leads to abandonment.
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Practice in action
The method is presented in an entertaining way so that the student assimilates the learning in a consolidated way.
To evaluate the assimilation of all the contents (theory, repertoire, exercises, rhythmic patterns, etc.) a general review class is offered and a certificate of attendance is given to all students.
At the end of the course, the student is given all the material, including the scores in standard notation and tablature, together with the audio CD. This can also be sent by email in .mp3 and .pdf format at the request of the student.