Flamenco

FLAMENCO and FLAMENCO GUITAR RESOURCES

Below is just a small sampling of the extensive Internet resources available pertaining to Flamenco and Flamenco Guitar. The list does not deal specifically with Flamenco singing (however a contradiction in terms of the Art form) or Flamenco Dancing. If you don’t know much about Flamenco: either as musical genre or in relation to guitar technique, the URLs below will get you started.

Online Flamenco E-zines:
http://flamencoaustralia.org/
www.flamenco-world.com/flamenco.htm
www.deflamenco.com/indexi.jsp
www.esflamenco.com/enindex.html

General Information and Resources for and about Flamenco:
www.andalucia.com/flamenco/
www.boldstrummerltd.com/
www.flamencoconnection.com/
www.luthiermusic.com/index.php (Great shop in New York with a fantastic music, CD/DVD and book holdings. The web site, however, is less-than friendly for these resources, as you have to know the title you are looking for to search, or, you have to trawl through the A-Z one letter at a time.)
www.finefretted.com/index.html (Frustratingly poor web site, but there are resources to be found here that are difficult to obtain elsewhere)

Transcriptions:
www.affedis.com/
www.oneworldstrings.com/guitar.php

Schools in Spain:(Sites in English):
http://www.tallerflamenco.com/
www.flamencoheeren.com/
www.oscarherrero.com/
www.joaquinherrera.com/Presentation_en.html

Tuition and Methods for Flamenco Guitar:
This topic is really a nightmare, as there is no proper way to learn Flamenco guitar without a skilled teacher or, better still, attending one of the available courses in Spain (some are listed above). Unquestionably, a real industry has built up around teaching methods; both in print and online resources, and they are generally of a very high pedagogical standard. The list below is provided just as a starting point and is not intended to be comprehensive. Learning Flamenco guitar is a long process: not something you are going to acquire in any real depth in a short period of time, if that is what you are seeking? The journey is everything. Enjoy it.
www.graf-martinez.com/
www.flamencovision.com/
www.denniskoster.com/bookscds.html
(Manuel Granados in 4 Vols. or on DVD)

www.ofssevilla.com/Isceng.html (For Flamenco guitarists, this is a valuable resource)

Major Contemporary Flamenco Guitarists:
www.pacodelucia.org/en
www.serranito.com/ingles/index.html
www.manolosanlucar.com/
www.tomatito.com/
www.gerardonunez.com/

The Old Masters:
Diego del Gastor
www.gypsyflamenco.com/
Sabicas
www.flamenco-world.com/artists/sabicas/sabicas.htm
Ramón Montoya
www.flamenco-guitars.com/ramon_montoya.html
Niño Ricardo
www.flamencosinmas.com/ninoeng.htm
Mario Escudero
http://www.sacflamenco.com/mario.htm

Of Interest to Guitarists:
www.spanishguitarcapos.com/