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ChristopherSchlegel
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ChristopherSchlegel
Guitar Tricks Instructor
Joined: 08/09/05
Posts: 8,425
07/04/2022 3:25 pm
Originally Posted by: tammielyn.ts

Hey GT, did administration ever consider adding spanish guitar to styles of guitar?

Spanish guitar style usually means some kind of Flamenco guitar style. I'm assuming that's what you are referring to. It's a very specialized style so there's not really enough demand for a full section on GT.

Since it's part of classical guitar style in general I mention it in the context of this tutorial that covers overall right hand techniques.

https://www.guitartricks.com/lesson.php?input=10464&s_id=324

Also part of my arrangement for Malaguena has a strumming section that uses a type of flamenco strumming.

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=2227

In some cases the terms Spanish & classical are synonymous; or at least overlap. The origin of the category Spanish guitar is due to the fact that most early classical style guitarists, composer, arrangers were Spanish, or of Latin descent: Sor, Tarrega, Segovia, Albeniz.

I've seen some cases in which a distinction is made that Spanish guitar is only music by those Latin guitarists in only their compositions that contain Latin rhythms or are from Spanish dances.

My personal favorite is Francisco Tarrega.

https://www.guitartricks.com/songs/artist/tarrega

This thread in my instructor forum has links to all the classical material organized into a structured curriculum.

https://www.guitartricks.com/forum/thread.php?f=36&t=28987

Hope that helps!


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