Right-hand Techniques

In this blog-interview with maestro Javier Conde, you’ll learn more about right-hand technique issues such as:

The different positions for thumb, alzapua, rasgueo, and abanico as well as examples of the positions of the right hand of some great maestros such as Paco de Lucía and Vicente Amigo.

English subtitles

Video Summary:

In this video you can learn more about:
  • The two positions of playing the thumb technique (0:40);
  • The position of the alzapua technique (2:17);
  • Personal ways of Paco de Lucía and Vicente Amigo’s playing (3:48);
  • Diffent positions for playing rasgueos (5:56);
  • The abanico technique (6:38);
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  • Frank says:

    Hi, thanks for the informative video on right hand technique.

    Being over 6ft tall and having long extremities (hands, wrists, forearms, elbows, and upper arms) is one of the difficulties I have been dealing with in trying to learn right-hand flamenco techniques. Hand positions that shorter guitarists utilize are either not able to be achieved or with difficulty by me. I don’t know if Tino van der Sman’s videos deal with the issues of being a taller guitarist and having to adapt the positioning of ones body to the guitar or not.

    • M_Cremers says:

      Hi Frank,
      As maestro Tino is a long guy himself he is the perfect person to learn this from.
      The fundamentals of the solea course covers these kinds of topics.

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