In this video you’ll learn why you cannot learn flamenco by reading sheet music or tabs.
Many of my students request sheet music and music scores to learn new things, and I always tell them what I will tell you on this video.
If you really think you can learn flamenco through musical scores, you are very wrong.
Scores are very important, but only once you have developed the most important element you need to play the flamenco guitar. I’m talking about intuition.
We professional flamenco guitarists mostly started out the classical way. This traditional way is face to face with your teacher, listening as he played and understanding the structures of each style he showed us.
Flamenco is not a book, flamenco is not a paper. Flamenco is a culture, and flamenco music is alive. This means you have to understand some codes that the scores will never teach you.
Within flamenco, you never play, sing or dance twice in the same way. We are not learning classical guitar here, we are training to be a flamenco guitarist. So, we don’t have to play the same way twice but we have to navigate freely through the styles.
A music sheet of paper will never ever teach you the intuition you need to play the flamenco guitar. And neither can you be taught by people who aren’t used to being on stage and sharing moments with flamenco singers and flamenco dancers.
If you really want to develop your potential as a flamenco guitarist, start with the most important thing:
understanding what music sheet can never teach you. Begin to work your musical intuition as a starting point to understand and play the flamenco guitar.
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