Beginners are encouraged to join this class, pay attention to breathing and interval exercises, and follow the group or just listen. We break out the cantes in very small portions with great detail. In 4-6 weeks a Beginner should get the idea of the routines and methods.
vocalizing using exercises to develop flamenco sound and embellishment
cantes are demonstrated and lyrics plus mp3s are distributed for study
students work independently on various cantes and receive 10-15 min. coaching and correction in front of rest of the class
In this course, students will learn the basics of flamenco singing, emphasizing diaphragmatic breathing and voice placement or “impostación.” The class will start building upon basic cante repertoire such as sevillanas, tangos,fandangos and rumbas. The class will also focus on flamenco rhythms and handclapping, flamenco scales and terminology so students can communicate in the traditional lingo with guitarists and flamenco dancers.
Lyrics and translations of the “letras” will be provided. The course is
taught in English, and no previous knowledge of music or Spanish is
required. It is ideal for people who want to deepen their understanding of flamenco music or for flamenco dancers who want to broaden their experience of this art form.
BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE
Basilio is well-versed in many cantes and has sung for the Palo Series and American Bolero Dance Company. With his background as a guitarist, he concentrates on cante styles which are well suited to accompany dance. As a musician, he is able to exact the details of floreos (embellishments), and break out a set version of a cante phrase by phrase, so the student learns to sing an authentic version in rhythm.
PLEASE NOTE: The price for Private Cante 4-pack has increased to $240.00 (6/1/17).
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