Flamenco Guitar Lessons Sydney

Mike Rizk is a professional touring flamenco guitarist based in Sydney. He has been playing flamenco guitar for over 30 years and has performed at many events in various locations and is constantly booked for Spanish events and festivals in Sydney. If you want to learn the arte of flamenco guitar then rest assured you’re in good hands. The flamenco guitar lessons are tailored for the student whatever your level, as a result we’ll find a pathway right for you and provide perfect guidance to see you progress

Flamenco History

Flamenco guitar has its roots starting from Southern Spain. Soleares, Seguiriyas, Tangos, Fandangos and Bulerias are popular styles contributing to some of the most famous music heard today. Each style with their own sound and rhythm categorised by specific harmonic progressions and consequent melodic embellishments. The course will cover all these styles focusing on the rhythmic patterns that accompany them as well as solo technique. There will also be supplementary material and technique not found elsewhere that will be taught as you progress.

Learning Flamenco Guitar

Learning flamenco Guitar takes a lot of dedication and practice, be aware before starting flamenco guitar lessons it may take years to master. To keep motivation high I’ll ensure you get some quick wins along the way while at the same time make you into a master of guitar.

Sheet music reading is not a requirement in my Flamenco guitar lessons. As a matter of fact most Flamenco Guitarists are taught by ear and sight. This makes Flamenco Guitar Lessons Sydney a great choice for any self-taught guitarists or beginner to advanced guitarists who have never learnt to read music, however if you can read sheet music it will definitely be an added bonus and if you want to learn how to read sheet music I can help.

I use a similar approach of traditional flamenco guitar teaching using ear and sight with one very important difference. The average Spanish guitar student has been exposed to the best flamenco music in the world for years before they take up the guitar. As a result, it’s in their blood and they will pick it up quickly. Most other students have to learn about the world of flamenco while learning to play it. Unless they already have a strong background in Flamenco Guitar, I tend to start out my students using visual tuition such as TAB or Notes. This gives students visuals for practice rather than relying on memory and makes the course much easier.

What You’ll Learn :

  • Left and right hand technique.
  • Rhythm and variations needed to create intensity.
  • principles of harmonic progression.
  • Percussive Techniques.
  • Compas (rhythmic pattern of different songs).
  • Improvisation.
  • Composition.
  • Exercises.
  • Songs.
  • Theory.
  • How to read TAB or improve your note reading

Flamenco Guitar Lessons Sydney: Requirements

There are no requirements for this course however having played guitar previously will definitely help. Please contact us at Flamenco Guitar Lessons Sydney for details.

Finally, flamenco guitar is a great discipline that requires patience in the learning process. It is beautiful music, great fun and an extremely satisfying social experience solo or when played with others.

Flamenco Guitar Lessons Sydney: Samples