Welcome to Flamenco Explained!
Flamenco explained is here to be a resource for all flamenco students and aficionados. We aim to demystify this amazing art form by focusing on the form and the art rather than the culture and the mystery. We don’t believe in dumbing anything down – we just believe that many aspects of flamenco can be explained and understood by anyone who’s willing to put in the time and who has a good guide.
Flamenco Explained is something I’ve wanted to do for years.
Welcome to Flamenco Explained! Hi! I’m Kai Narezo. This is something I’ve wanted to do for years. I didn’t know what it would be called and I didn’t know exactly what form it would take. However, I did know I wanted to put everything I’ve learned about flamenco over the last 30 years in one place. Ultimately, so my students – and anyone, really – could find answers to some of the questions that come up in what can seem like a truly mysterious art form.
I learned from dancers, guitarists and singers.
I was incredibly lucky to have some fantastic teachers along the way, and a lot of my teachers weren’t technically my teachers. They were dancers, guitarists and singers. They either pointed out the mistakes I was making (sometimes in the form of shouting) or showed me how to not make quite so many mistakes.
A never-ending flamenco journey begins.
In the end, it was the thousands of hours I spent in dance classes, juergas and performing that taught me. Additionally, just listening to flamenco and discussing it with my friends in Spain and all over the world that also taught me what I know today. Therefore, this is what I want to share here at Flamenco Explained.
For the record, I learn more every day. This is a never-ending thing we do here. Most noteworthy, I should say almost everything on this site applies whether you’re into the most modern flamenco around or if you’re a hard-core purist. Like all music, flamenco is a language. What you do with that language is up to you, and there are different schools of thought about what the ‘right’ way is.
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You can look up basic terms and concepts in our free Video Glossary Read articles here on the blog. Take longer lessons that cover technique, material and entire solo pieces in our subscriber area. We add new material all the time. We will receive input from singers and dancers as well so you can see the totality of flamenco, and not just the guitar point of view. If anything doesn’t make sense or there’s something missing you need to know about, don’t hesitate to contact us. Unless it’s a really specific question, chances are we’ll make a video to answer your question.