44 episodes

Flamenco guitar teacher and founder of Flamenco4U.com guitar lessons, Ben Stubbs, explores the flamenco guitar, discusses playing techniques, and teaches you how to become a flamenco guitarist.

The Flamenco Guitar Podcast Ben Stubbs

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Flamenco guitar teacher and founder of Flamenco4U.com guitar lessons, Ben Stubbs, explores the flamenco guitar, discusses playing techniques, and teaches you how to become a flamenco guitarist.

    Five Reasons You’re STUCK Progressing on Flamenco Guitar

    Five Reasons You’re STUCK Progressing on Flamenco Guitar

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    Struggling with a particular falseta for years or even decades is not uncommon for flamenco guitarists. If this sounds like you, don’t fret (pun intended)! In this guitar tutorial, I’ll dive into five reasons why your progress might be stalled and share steps to help you move forward. From finding the right flamenco music references 🎵 to getting objective feedback 🎧, these tips will help you tackle common obstacles and enhance your flamenco guitar skills.
    We’ll also cover the importance of dedicated study and guitar practice 🎸, having a clear vision for your playing 🎯, and addressing any technical impediments 🛠️. Whether you’re working on picado technique or other guitar techniques, these insights will improve your guitar exercises and finger strengthening routines. Review these tips periodically to keep your progress on track. If you have questions or need further guidance, feel free to reach out. ¡Vamonos! 🚀
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    • 7 min
    How to Play Entre Dos Aguas (Lesson #8) | The "Pinky Finger Killer"

    How to Play Entre Dos Aguas (Lesson #8) | The "Pinky Finger Killer"

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    In this lesson, we dive deeper into "Entre Dos Aguas," focusing on the extensive use of picado throughout the piece. If your fingers are starting to develop calluses, you’re not alone!
    We’ll be tackling some interesting and fun descending chromatic notes that will challenge and strengthen your fourth fretting finger (pinky). If your hand starts cramping a bit, don't worry—just shake it out and get back to it. With a few practice sessions, you’ll find these finger movements becoming much easier.
    So, grab your guitar and let’s go! ¡Vámonos!
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    • 10 min
    How to Play Entre Dos Aguas (Lesson #7) | The "Jazz/Blues" Falseta (Riff)

    How to Play Entre Dos Aguas (Lesson #7) | The "Jazz/Blues" Falseta (Riff)

    Learning how to improvise on flamenco guitar with the song"Entre Dos Aguas," by Paco De Lucía is actually easier than you might expect—especially if you are already a jazz or blues guitarist! 
    Jazz and blues elements are introduced into this section through the incorporation of a pentatonic scale in the key of E minor. 
    By using you prior knowledge and experience with the pentatonic scale as a blues or jazz guitarist, you can unlock the secret to improvising within “Entre dos Aguas”as a flamenco guitarist!
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    • 13 min
    Learn Beautiful Rumba Strumming Patterns (Flamenco Guitar Tutorial)

    Learn Beautiful Rumba Strumming Patterns (Flamenco Guitar Tutorial)

    If you've ever delved into flamenco guitar technique and rhythm, you'll know that mastering the compás of rumba is a cornerstone skill. Yet, no matter how you approach it, you may have encountered a common challenge: the rhythmic patterns can feel repetitive and lackluster, leaving you yearning for more dynamism and flair in your playing. 
    But don’t worry. I’ve got a solution for you that will infuse your playing with newfound beauty and depth!
    In my latest video tutorial, I've taken the timeless allure of rumba rhythms and combined them with the captivating simplicity of the Emadd9 chord, along with some other exciting chord variations. The result? A harmonious blend that is both elegant and soul-stirring.
    Just as in our previous lessons, I'll guide you through four distinct rumba rhythmic patterns, each imbued with its own charm and character. With these patterns at your fingertips, you'll be able to effortlessly elevate your guitar playing to new heights of expression and creativity.
    So, join me as we explore the captivating synergy between rhythmic intricacy and harmonic richness. Your guitar awaits the magic of Emadd9 and beyond!

    • 10 min
    “Entre Dos Aguas" Strumming Pattern Techniques | (Beginner Flamenco Guitar Lesson)

    “Entre Dos Aguas" Strumming Pattern Techniques | (Beginner Flamenco Guitar Lesson)

    If you've ever tried to play the rumba on the flamenco guitar, you've probably realized that no matter how you choose to play the rhythm, there's a particular pattern that repeats itself every bar. Through your own experience, you may have found that your playing sounds dry and repetitive, which can be quite frustrating. No matter how well you play the rhythm, it just lacks variation and excitement! So, what are you supposed to do? How can you spice up your sound?
    Well, here's the secret sauce...
    You see, there is a certain order and structure to each specific rhythm technique, unique to each rumba strumming pattern. The key to avoiding repetition is to learn multiple rumba rhythmic patterns and master them so well that you can effortlessly switch between them at a moment's notice.
    In this video tutorial, I'll show you four different rumba rhythmic patterns that you can seamlessly integrate into "Entre dos Aguas," by Paco de Lucia. Enjoy the rhythmic journey!
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    • 7 min
    A Beautiful, Romantic, & Slow RUMBA

    A Beautiful, Romantic, & Slow RUMBA

    The rumba is a delightful rhythm to explore when initially learning flamenco guitar. As you may have already noticed, there are various variations of the rumba, including different strumming patterns. Honestly, it can be a bit overwhelming to decipher all the variations and intricate techniques involved in this particular flamenco compás. 
    ...However, there's no need to worry—I've got you covered. In this video lesson on the rumba, I will guide you through breaking down this specific strumming pattern, taking it one movement at a time. Once we piece it all together, you'll have a beautiful rumba rhythm to play, enjoy, and share with others!
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Excellent and clear instruction. Impeccable audio.

I am a teacher. Your method of delivery is unquestionably the best I’ve ever heard. I discovered your podcast while driving on a 3 hr trip. I didn’t even have a guitar in my hand but as soon as I arrived to my destination I removed my guitar from its case and was able to play what I heard you teach through your words alone, no visual, no tactile hands on anything. I really hope you’re able to get this podcast going. I’m a big fan.

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