"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. This streaming bundle offers you an even easier experience as if you are watching my DVD with my complete book. I subdivide my guitar classes into 4 learning parts: falsetas, marcajes, pasajes and llamadas, indicated clearly on each video, sheet music and tabs. A 'falseta' is a melodic phrase played as an intro or between the verses of the singing, a 'marcaje' is a variation of the basic rhythm, a 'pasaje' is a typical melodic passage generally played with arpeggios and a llamada is the call for singing, to send a message to the singer that it’s time for her or his entry. In total we will study 23 falsetas, 2 tremelo falsetas, 9 marcajes, 13 pasajes and 9 llamadas. As regards tempo, I need to emphasize that you have to select your own tempo, one that’s just right for you, one that best suits your hands. To make it sound beautiful and nice, you don't need to play it either too fast or too slowly, the most important is that you make music out of it. Replay as often as you like...hope you love my guitar classes".
12 VIDEO CHAPTERS 107 minutes 23 falsetas, 2 tremelo falsetas, 9 marcajes, 13 pasajes and 9 llamadas: Intro, Soleá in different keys Mi/E + Sol♯/G♯ + Re♯/D♯, Tango de Granada in different keys in La/A + Do♯/C♯, Bulerías in different keys La/A + Do#/C# + Re/D#, Taranta, Granaina, Malaguena, 5 complete CD compositions Aljibe De Madera (Bulerías), Salailla (Tanguillo), Viento Del Sur (Alegrías), De Graná Pa Sevilla (Guajira) and Patriarca (Seguiriya).
180 A4 PAGES SHEET MUSIC AND TABS: Authentic transcriptions, written by Bruno Jundt of Encuentro Productions (includes finger numbers and positions)
Spanish spoken, English subtitles on the videos
Documents (pdf) with subtitles and comments in German and French
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Miguel Ángel Cortés Urbano, born in Granada Spain on January 26 1972, learned 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 got to know the world of flamenco through the famous Sacramonte Zambra. By the time he was a teenager, Miguel Ángel started 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. He was 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 was 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