Braceo por Soleá

Braceo por Soleá

Braceo refers to the movements of the arms and today we have an exercise for you that will challenge you in three ways.

The first will be with your arm and hand movement (braceo)

The second, we're going to have you moving through fourth position of the feet. Shifting your weight forward and then back.

And the third is that you are going to move with the compás of soleá which means creating a sustained and continuous movement through the whole exercise. 

Click through to learn this exercise...

How do you count compás?

How do you count compás?

Compás (the rhythmic cycle of each palo) is the most important element to understand if you want to dance flamenco.

Without control of the compás (rhythmic pattern) for each palo it just doesn't happen. 

If you've been studying for a while and trying to figure things out you might have noticed that different people have different ideas about how to count or describe the compás of a palo.

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Llamada por bulerías {con percusión corporal}

Llamada por bulerías {con percusión corporal}

After our last tutorial where we tried out some body percussion we're now going to add it to a llamada for bulerias. 

This is a simple llamada (ha! nothing is simple in flamenco) that uses a variation of one of the percussion patterns we learnt previously and also includes in the first compás a typical pattern for a llamada for a 12 beat compás. 

Click through the learn the llamada....