Nailing the Flamenco sound: Drama

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And welcome to this video about how to nail that flamingo sound because we're basically using tools here in the style of music that we use and you know other styles of music as well we use them in metal we use them and pop and jazz and so what the style is mostly the way we play stuff and what you heard in the background was just a minor and any major you know the tonic and the Dominant of a minor just going back and forth and we use that and you know all style of music musics and you would.

  But but it's really the way we play them and so we can agree upon that it's a good idea to have an island string acoustic that's a good help right a.

  Lot of strumming like that you know.

  My strokes but when it comes to soloing let's look at what is it that we're doing and just listen again to.

  What I write what I feel like doing when I'm soloing is playing like I was in an argument right when you were arguing you can say a lot of things very fast and then you have a break just to make those things when you stand out and that's called drama right when we're talking normally when we don't have a lot of drama in the voice so we kind of we even things out and and and we speak normally and there's an even distance in between the sentences but when you when you are full of emotion then that changes completely. So the span between maximum a minimum really gets increased. And that's what that's the first thing you need to focus on if you want to nail this down when you're soloing that you can play like you know melodic notes and just let me let me try that let me try not playing dramatic and see how much we loose of that Spanish style.

  But it sounds nice right but in order to really get to that flamingo style we need that really that span and of course we use speed for that right so that's why for mangoes because it's arguing basically or it's very passionate and we need to be able to speak very rapidly like when you're arguing I gathered that you're speaking fast and so that's really an advantage but you can get around that and we're going to look at that and still have that expression and you're playing even though you can't play these fast runs.

  But still focus on that focus on taking the long breaks longer breaks than you might normally and then have a big difference in between oh go rapidly from fast to slow for this is a little line like

  And you can create that as an exercise where you can go.

  You know just play it's a totally different discipline playing just three notes rapidly with alternate picking and then taking a break that is to keep playing them you know.

  That's a whole different exercise so.

  If you can learn that little bus about it but it happened.

  And you can also a little too. Craig I use is to to really do what we do and we cannot play fast is that when. We put a cramp down I sometimes use your arm don't do that too much don't practise like that anyway because you'll mess up your arm and your elbow but but you can let's say you want to play a line like.

  In the key of A minor and I'm playing the A minor how monic scale a Harmonic Minor scale and I have the six fret on the B. string and the night ninth fret on the beast.

  So that my notes.

  And then I have the fifth fret on the B. string as well.

  And you start with the first finger in the sixth fret and you play.

  Six nine six five that's what you want to play but instead of just playing them. You start the first note you start with and.

  So I'm basically.

  Oh I can I let that. First of notes I pick until I get to the.

  Stop there.

  And you practice going.

  So. I'm around to ninth down the six and then slide down the five.

  And do that I loved.


  So you stop the second you hammer on to the next no.

  By this just try that out see what you can do that because that's not playing fast that's picking fast on one note and then.

  You can play around with that that's the way they learned to play around with it so let's just play a couple of course again.

  Thank you so that's a nice little trick and then the.

  Playing as well and have fun with that but oh no it's a good idea to try to have breaks and then have big shift and you're playing so you're not just buying.

  And second right right or you go.

  Demonstrate that proceeds are going listen for the shift and it's your.


  So I make sense to play around with it and be conscious about taking those breaks going from Fox to slow and really you know nailing that flamenco style.