For those who want to learn the popular CD composition Aljibe De Madera (Bulerías) from Miguel Angel Cortés. Released in 2006 on his eminent album Bordón De Trapo. Includes sheet music, tabs, finger positions and a video of Miguel Angel Cortés playing his Salailla CD composition. The video has multicamera views showing simultaneously the left and right hand.
1 videos 03:55 minutes
15 A4 pages music sheets and tabs (+ finger numbers and positions)
Percussion by Ricardo Espinosa
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Miguel Ángel Cortés Urbano, born in Granada Spain on January 26 1972, learns playing flamenco guitar from his gypsy relatives and family such as his father Miguelón Cortés and his brother Paco Cortés. Barely eight years old, he discovers the world of flamenco through the famous Sacramonte Zambra. By the time he is a teenager, Miguel Ángel starts playing professionally accompanying flamenco dance and later on playing for flamenco stars such as Carmen Linares, Estrella Morente, José de la Tomasa, José Merce, Antonio Canales, Miguel Poveda and Esperanza Fernandez. Being a finalist in the Young Musicians Contest in the 1996 Biennale and winner of the 1st Paco de Lucía Guitar Contest, one of Miguel Ángel his most famous collaborations is with Enrique Morente and Lagartija Nick in ‘Omega’. His album Patriarca was released on Alula in the U.S. His work shows proof of an extraordinary refinement and sensitivity on the field of flamenco guitar play, but also combined with a meticulous search for new forms of music!
"Hello! My name is Miguel Angel Cortés and it’s a real pleasure for me to be here and present to you my flamenco guitar classes. I'd like you to stay with me for a while to learn the way I play and feel flamenco. You will learn a broad range of the flamenco guitar: various pasajes, different types of marcar, pieces free from rhythm and llamadas para el cante (variations that precede and introduce the vocals). You'll also learn complete compositions from my last two CDs and pieces that have not yet been recorded. I hope this will be to your liking. In the first part, we’ll concern ourselves with the Soleá in different keys. Then, we’ll go over to the Tango de Granada. On the basis of this Tango you’ll learn the really personal type of marcar that originated in my region. Afterwards, we’ll play a few Bulerias, again in different keys. To begin with, so that you see everything clearly, I’ll play each piece slowly and then somewhat quicker. As regards tempo, I must point out the following with all emphasis: You have to select a tempo that’s just right for you. A piece can sound wonderful no matter whether it’s played very quickly or very slowly. The most important thing is that you make music out of it.”.
Miguel Angel Cortés