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So in real life you don’t spend a few weeks getting acquainted with Soleá and then jump straight into Buleria. And in fact I wouldn’t recommend trying to learn Bulerias until after a year or two of really working on the other 12-beat compáses. But everyone who hears flamenco wants to learn Buleria, so I thought I’d show you guys some simple patterns to get started. If you’re just getting started or your Buleria compás isn’t solid yet I really recommend spending a lot of time with this basic stuff before moving on – it’s trickier than it seems, and I’ve met players who’ve been studying flamenco for years and just don’t hear when they’re out of compás, so take your time, have fun, and try to just feel (and count count count) the compás so that it becomes as familiar as 4/4.

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9 Responses to “Buleria Compás”

  1. edward cullen says:

    For Kai,

    I find the flamenco lessons valuable. Thank you.
    Is there a way to access past sessions?

  2. Jerry says:

    Which guitar is this?

    Anyway, thanks – it’s always interesting hearing different approaches to the instruction of Flamenco.

  3. Abe Galan says:

    That was super helpful, as well as encouraging due to the clarity of instruction in the chord progressions with regards to the compas.
    Thank you from a guy that is willing to break his neck at the cost of Playing Flamenco.

  4. Fernando says:

    Kai, thanks for the lessons, they are truly good. I have a classical guitar background but flamenco is somehow ingrained in my veins. Which is a good source of music sheets? (not tabs)
    Keep going!

  5. […] explains the Buleria Compás over at the GSI blog. He makes the point, however, that you probably shouldn’t tackle this […]

  6. Old Traditionalist says:

    Thank you for clear and effective teaching. I missed the earlier lessons and, like others, would be most grateful to learn how to access them. One must begin at the beginning.

  7. I hope that guitar has tapping plates. Good lesson. Thank you.

  8. michael rooney says:

    Hello Kai….Thank you so much for sharing this info on beginning Bularias…..it is much appreciated…..Michael Rooney

  9. Marie Ruggirello says:

    How do I find these examples?


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