Niño de Pura – Técnicas Esenciales de la Guitarra Flamenca

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The 6th release in the flamenco master series to learn the techniques and toques of the acclaimed and multi-awarded flamenco guitar master, Niño De Pura.
Starting from general playing tips, Niño De Pura demonstrates how to deal with posture issues, finger positioning and picado coordinations. Based on extensive exercises, Niño De Pura shows you his clear, very effective way with a lot of spoken tips to learn and improve flamenco guitar techniques such as picado, arpeggio, alzapua, rasgueos, tremolo and numerous variations and combinations. Niño De Pura not only demonstrates these techniques separately but also in practice by playing complete CD compositions, which are also replayed slowly on a split screen with close-ups of the left and right hand and a dynamic on screen compás. The demonstrated compositions include his famous guajira ‘Pa’Pura’, the alegría ‘Alegrías del Kiki’ and the taranta ‘Tocando el Cielo’.

The accompanying 199 page thick book provides authentic transcriptions written by Max Herzog in close collaboration with Niño De Pura in both standard music notation and tablature. The DVD includes an inspiring interview with Niño De Pura across the generations to discover the origins of his incredible talent from an early age, the importance of his roots and his philosophy of flamenco music, techniques and practice. The DVD has over 20 minutes of extras to enjoy some wonderful live performances of Niño De Pura.

Book and DVD. All transcriptions by Max Herzog. Tab and standard notation.

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