Youtube Flamenco Guitar Lessons - Punta del Faro (Buleria)
In this video you can watch and listen to the whole piece Punta del Faro (Buleria) by Paco de Lucia (from El Duende Flamenco). Follow the annotation links to access detailed flamenco guitar tutorials that slowly show the falseta you wish to learn.
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If you don't have access to the annotations due to mobile use, you can follow the links below to watch each flamenco guitar exercise separately:
01 - Free Stroke Exercise - 14 -Punta del Faro (Buleria) INTRO by Paco de Lucia
02 - Pulgar Exercise - 24 - Punta del Faro (Buleria) by Paco de Lucia
03 - Pulgar Exercise - 25 - Punta del Faro (Buleria) by Paco de Lucia
04 - Pulgar Exercise - 26 - Punta del Faro (Buleria) by Paco de Lucia
05 - Mixed Technique Exercise - 7 - Punta del Faro (Buleria) by Paco de Lucia
06 - Arpeggio Exercise - 25 - Punta del Faro (Buleria) by Paco de Lucia
07 - Pulgar Exercise - 27 - Punta del Faro (Buleria) FINALE by Paco de Lucia
Bulerias (aka buleria) is one of the most popular forms of flamenco guitar music.
Everybody wants to learn how to play buleria. And for good reason. It is the flashiest of all palos requiring all the catchy flamenco guitar techniques. Again it uses the 12-beat structure like solea but interestingly the compas takes 12 as the starting point. The accents fall on 12, 3, 7, 8, 10. Alternately, it can be 12, 3, 6, 8, 10. But I prefer the one that uses the 7, 8 accents because when I do the tap tap golpe on those two beats, I am reassured that I have not strayed away from the compas. Or if I have gotten lost then I wait for those two adjacent taps to get back on the compas flow.
Other palos such as Solea can tolerate some rhythmical flexibility but buleria can absolutely not. You need to stay in perfect compas for your performance to be perceived and appreciated as buleria, and if you don't want your butt kicked by the instructor if you are accompanying a dance class.
The video tutorials focus on various flamenco guitar techniques such as pulgar, arpeggio, picado, free stroke, alzapua, and rasgueado. The mixed technique video lessons incorporate several different techniques within a single falseta.
There are plenty of flamenco guitar tabs available over the internet ranging from acceptably accurate to completely wrong. I utilize different sources plus the original music itself to piece together something that is as correct as I my ears can discern :-) Besides, when you have a good video tutorial, you also receive a lesson in how to use your fingers to play the falseta.
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