Rumba – Flamenco Guitar Lessons Online School

Rumba is perhaps the most
simple flamenco style. It’s 4 / 4, and is the form
that influenced the most music around the world… Rumba is quite similar to tangos, the
accentuation is the same, only that rumba is faster, and it has the snares, that
break the beat, where the tangos had the kicks. While on
the first beat, there is a kick, in most of the cases. Although is the simplest form to assimilate,
to play a good rumba groove takes some time and practice. Rumba is
probably the most variated flamenco form, and there is like 50 different
patterns and ways to play it. As time goes by, and you master more and more flamenco techniques, you’ll probably get to create your own patterns. So, let’s analyze all rumba grooves. “Los Rumberos” all over Spain,
play many street rumba patterns, traditionally with “wrist rasqueo” and
with “golpes”. Some of which you probably already know, they made Spanish guitar
what it is today. On the street, conditions are terrible sometimes. It’s difficult to hear the guitar, so this savage, gypsy way of playing, is sometimes
the only option there is. So, since the gypsies use it just when they wish to fill the harmonic
background, I’ll just play it as an information at this point… So, h ere it is, like a true “Rumbero”. “Los Rumberos” are street musicians, that
go around playing rumbas, predominantly… You will probably reach the point, at
which you can create your own version of a similar rumba pattern. That’s why we
should start with this, slightly more complex groove, that uses the thumb and
the index finger, for basses and the harmony notes, separately… This way of playing, although it’s a bit more difficult, will
keep your right hand – always at the best possible place, so you can progress and
play more elaborate “falsetas”. The thumb plays the base note of the chord, on the first beat, with straight “apoyando”, and then, the rest of the fingers
continue the… So, try putting the whole rumba
pattern slowly together, with all the elements that we mentioned. Whenever you feel like it, change from “finger rasqueo” to the “wrist rasqueo” and vice versa. Of course, the rumba can vary a lot. And the repeating segment can get to be much smaller. The world of percussion sounds, that can
be produced o n the guitar, is immense. Hitting the strings with fingertips
close to the bridge, makes a specific “low kick” kind a sound. But also, there’s a
whole spectrum of percussive sounds, that can be produced on the guitar. Until you start creating rumba patterns like this yourself, let’s look at this intricate style of
playing a bit more closely. There is a kick like golpe on the first beat.. When the grove picks up tempo, the rumba groove played in “diminution”, would have just two beats. It’s very often used gypsy playing style… We can observe that the whole right hand
has to start opening sooner, – actually on the last stroke,
with thumb up, so that the open palm… Among the artists in flamenco, a very specific term is used for someone’s rumba playing quality. They say “si tiene aire, o no tiene aire”. Which literally means, “if it has the air”, but it refers to that specific light-filing that rumba rhythm should have. It should be clear, precise and strong, but it has to keep the transparency and lightness, since it
should imitate the waves of the sea… So, play with “aire”, and I wish you
good wind… – HOLE…!!!


  1. I've been playing mainly metal and rock stuff for a decade now but I've always admired paco de lucia, I'm not a beginner but I've been playing a pick for so long that my right hand just won't do what I tell it to do. do you think I can still get a hang of flamenco after so many years of standard pick playing?

  2. You can't imagine how happy I am to find this video! been looking for something like it for years. Thanks to you and greetings from Egypt

  3. I really like how you guys teach I will feature your YouTube channel on my Instagram page so you can get more some more subscribers

  4. This is grandmaster skill.
    I think nobody cant learn this with this video. 🙁
    I bet you had a great teacher. 🙂
    Maybe you can play more slowly?

  5. Kudos for the video content! Forgive me for chiming in, I would appreciate your thoughts. Have you considered – Riddleagan Blossoming Solo Remedy (Have a quick look on google cant remember the place now)? It is a great exclusive guide for mastering guitar scales minus the headache. Ive heard some super things about it and my buddy got amazing success with it.

  6. Flamenco guitar style should be declared a living species as the guitar invokes feelings which no other form of playing does..

  7. Definitely too fast to learn, you haven't explained what Picardo is to anyone either so half the people here won't have any idea what you're talking about.

  8. I do not know if this course is aimed towards advanced players, but if it is not, this is a technical demonstration, nothing more.

  9. I better start now.Maybe after Trumps 2nd.term is complete and Pence is in the Whitehousei will be able to play as well as this.

  10. за несколько минут я получил в 100 больше знаний , чем когда -либо . Спасибо автору !!!! )))

  11. why you cut the video? 1000000000 views not enough to make money? than you write ''free'' there… Bitches.

  12. let me learn how to do the chords first, then i will try to understand what you are talkin about🤣🤣🤣😅😅😅😂😂

  13. Fleminco music comes from heaven as motzards piano style and it reveals life after life and the guitar carves the sculpture of absolute beauty , and what hurts us is the knife that cuts the curving of this beauty and amazingly the nails have to be sharp against the strings … and at times u feel god is speaking to us via its pain we feel in our joys ….

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