Recommended knowledge: Basic understanding of techniques such as pulgar, alzapua, slurs, stretches and picado.
Total duration: 71m 19s
THE ADVANCED TECHNIQUE COURSE #1 consists of the most powerful exercises and studies that make up the daily study routine of Online Flamenco Maestro and flamenco virtuoso Javier Conde. To start out, Javier will give you a General Study Advice about how to study technique. After this first video, the core material of the course is offered in four sections: THUMB - LEGATO - LEFT HAND - PICADO.
No time to waste
01. GENERAL ADVICE
02. THUMB AND ALZAPÚA TECHNIQUE
Técnica de Pulgar y Alzapúa
03. THUMB EXERCISE
Ejercicio de Pulgar
04. THUMB STUDY “RUMBERO”
Estudio de Pulgar “Rumbero”
05. THUMB STUDY
Estudio de Pulgar
06. ALZAPÚA EXERCISE
07. Alzapúa Study
08. Legato Technique
09. HAMMER-ON EXERCISE
Ejercicio Ligado Ascendente
10. PULL-OFF EXCERCISE
Ejercicio Ligado Descendente
11. Slur ‘El Sordito’
12. Slur ‘El Cortito’
13. Slur ‘El Manco’
14. Falseta with Ligados
15. Electric Guitar Ligados
16. Ligados in C Mayor
17. BARRE AND STRETCH TECHNIQUE
Técnica de Cejilla y Estiramiento
18. LEFT HAND STRETCH
Estiramiento de Mano Izquierda
19. LEFT HAND STUDY
Estudio de Mano Izquierda
20. Solea Remate in E
21. Solea Remate in A
22. Picado Technique
23. Picado Ex. ‘Vertigo’
24. PICADO BASS STRINGS
Picado en Bordones
25. Explosive Picado
26. Picado With Slurs
Each one of the four sections starts with an in-depth explanation where Javier demonstrates how to play each technique, discussing the right position, the do's and the don'ts, and so on. After that, he offers a series of exercises and studies for each of the four sections.
All together, this course consists of 66 videos and 71 minutes of study material + 40 minutes of Bonuses. An overview:
These ones are challenging even for an advanced flamenco guitarist. However, as you study them, you'll notice how you'll gain more mastery over you current repertoire because of the extra effort that is required to be able to play these exercises. In many studies, two or even three different techniques are practiced at the same time, making them unique and highly effective if you want to boost your technique.
The course very meticulously works through each technical aspect starting with no less than 6 different thumb and alzapua exercises in the perfect thumb package.
These exercises incorporate both the development of the speed of the thumb as well as the ability of the left hand to better position itself on the fretboard.
This part of the course guides you through a set of exercises specifically designed to train the reach and flexibility of your left hand. The maestro shares beautiful musical phrases and falsetas in various flamenco styles such as solea, alegrías and seguiriyas. This material combines the techniques covered as well as adding to your musical repertoire at the same time.
The pinnacle of flamenco technique is the picado. Maestro Conde is renowned for his machine-gun type picado’s that are not only unbelievably fast, but also incredibly clear and clean sounding. He will share his secrets on how to study picados with you and we have dedicated an entire section of the course on material related to just this topic. It includes exercises, musical phrases, scales, falsetas and so on.
Maestro Conde gave a special live online workshop for a group of our students. It was a real privilege to witness a man of his level explain his vision on flamenco guitar, on technique and on so much more! We have recorded this masterclass and the Maestro has given us permission to add it to this special offer as a bonus.
Grandmaster Gerardo Núñez about Javier Conde ...
" Javier is the PAGANINI of the flamenco guitar! "
Gerardo Núñez (Spain)
... and what our students say about The Technique Course ...
" It is very powerful material, I started noticing a different feeling in my hands... The way I picked up the guitar was different, everything was just more easy to play! "
Lasse Groftehaugen (Denmark)
Maestro Conde helped me tremendously to improve my technique. I fully recommend the Technique Courses, it is the best you can find!"
Telmo Medina (Ecuador)
" Javier Conde tells you not just WHAT to practice, but also HOW to practice, both left hand and right hand! "
Tuukka Vainiola (Helsinki, Finland)