Originating from Andalusia in Spain, Flamenco music embodies a complex musical and cultural tradition. Now teach yourself the elements of this passionate and beautiful music on guitar with this practical and accessible guide. First, discover the background and spirit of flamenco, the hand and seating positions, and the technique, before being introduced to the many different palos, or styles - such as Alegrias, Bulerias and Fandangos - and learning some key falsetas, or phrases, for each.
Jake Jackson's publications, as writer, editor or contributor, include The Beginner's Guide to Reading Music, Guitar Chords and How to Play Classic Riffs. As guitarist and songwriter he has been in a few bands, including Slice, The Harmonics and Starbank and has studied a form of Flamenco guitar. Although Jake has a range of fine guitars in his house his favourite music software is Sibelius and, having worked with Cubase for many years, is now moving over to Logic Pro. Michael Heatley edited the acclaimed History of Rock partwork (1981-84). He is the author of over 50 music biographies, ranging from Bon Jovi to Rolf Harris, as well as books on sport and TV. He has penned liner notes to more than 100 CD reissues, and written for magazines including Music Week, Billboard, Goldmine, Radio Times and the Mail on Sunday colour supplement. Alan Brown is a former member of the Scottish National Orchestra. He now works as a freelance musician, with several leading UK orchestras, and as a consultant in music and IT. Alan has had several compositions published, developed a set of music theory CD-Roms, co-written a series of Bass Guitar Examination Handbooks and worked on over 100 further titles.