These documents are the original content of The Academy of Flamenco
Guitar, created in the years 1969 through 1972.
The Introduction To Flamenco was intended to be"quick and dirty"
way of getting started with compas, after I realized The Flamenco
Guitar was more complex, since it provided a more thorough basis for
Although there is some redundancy, and I've learned much more over
the years, but I hope these documents can still provide a decent
starting foundation for the Flamenco guitar.
Finally, bear in mind that during those years many of us were "flying
blind", and experimenting with techniques, etc. I would approach things
differently in many cases now, so keep an open mind as to engineering
solutions to Flamenco guitar problems....:-)
These are collections of falsetas in
the above "palos" (Flamenco
forms); Includes tablature and
An analysis of Flamenco rhythm
This is an analysis of Flamenco
music intendend to show its
harmonic and scalar foundations
in the context of conventional
This was intended as an
upgrade/replacement to the
previous documents I created, but
the roof fell in before I could add
the multimedia components. It is
therefore somewhat redundant, but
does include newer insights and
The Academy of Flamenco Guitar
A retrospective on my involvement
in Flamenco, including Suzana's
report to the Canada Council of
our journey to Madrid and Moron
de la Frontera made possible by
their grant to study Flamenco
Open the .pdf documents to access
the multimedia examples; if they don't
work, try using Internet Explorer...
The Academy of Flamenco guitar no longer exists.
(PO Box 1292 is now closed.)