Flamenco guitar advanced classes
Once you have reached an intermediate level of flamenco guitar music, it is essential to start accompanying flamenco dance at a local flamenco dance school. This is a very effective way in learning traditional forms and structures, rhythmic precision as well as to increase your feeling of compass and right hand power. Ultimately, accompanying live flamenco singers, will train your ears enabling you to play the chords, substitutions and progressions without knowing what the flamenco cantaor is about to sing or in which scale she/he will sing. Once you go to Spain to take your first flamenco guitar lessons, it makes sense not to go to a high-level flamenco guitar school like, for example, the one of Manolo Sanlucar. Start with a lower level guitar school since the risk of being refused, due to inadequate techniques or compass, is quite high. Once refused, it will be hard to join later on, most often you just have only that one chance. In addition, before going to Spain for flamenco guitar lessons, it is also clever to speak the Spanish language enabling you to understand your teacher.