Flamenco Guitar: The Basics


A workshop for students, musicians, and guitar aficionados who wish to enhance their technique by learning the basics of flamenco guitar. Open to auditors and members of the community with a background in classical guitar. Not exactly a beginner guitar course but all levels are welcome!


This workshop is free admission (courtesy of Bolton Guitar Studies, in collaboration with the Tucson Guitar Society), and everyone is welcome. Auditors can be a part of the workshop. While it is a course that will be helpful to any skill level, if you're just learning how to play it might be best to not try to play along right away. Instead, you should get a hold of Misael so he can assess your situation and proceed the best way possible. On the other hand, if you have any background on classical or even fingerstyle acoustic guitar, this workshop should be helpful to you! If you're just curious and would like to see if this would be a good fit for you, show up to the first meeting this Saturday (1/28/23) and check it out. Even if you don't play guitar and you're just interested in the subject you are more than welcome to be a part of the workshop as a listener.


Items to be covered in the workshop are:

- Rasgueados

- Scales (Picado)

- Thumb techniques

- Arpeggios

- Tremolo

- Rhythmic cells

- Styles within Flamenco

- Using flamenco to enhance your classical



Saturdays at 12 PM (possible second session at 2 PM)


Fred Fox School of Music (U of A)
 Slonaker House living room

Location will most likely change according to space availability. All participants will be notified.


Misael Barraza Diaz