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Flamenco Bass Clinic by Mariano Martos

Flamenco Bass Clinic by Mariano MartosMel Bay has released, Flamenco Bass Technique, a new method book/DVD set by Mariano Martos.

Martos covers a wide range of techniques, including Rumba, Tangos, Tanguillos and Bulerías. Lessons are presented in English and Spanish, and the DVD is fully compatible in all countries (PAL and NTSC).

Techniques covered:

  • Finger combination: right hand’s thumb, ring finger and middle finger (no recorded) Left hand (1st and 4th fingers)
  • Mute Notes
  • The Flamenco Quaver
  • The “Rasgueo” (Strum)
  • The chromatic “Rasgueo” (strum over the pattern)
  • The mute strum (porTangos)

Rumba Clinic

  • Rhythmical part
  • Basic Pattern of Rumba
  • Development of the basic pattern
  • Pattern with 5th and 8th
  • Pattern with triads
  • Pattern with pentathonic
  • Pattern with Phrygian flamenco
  • Closure pattern, (The “cierre”)
  • Rumbas song

Tangos Clinic

  • Rhythmical part
  • Basic Pattern of Tangos
  • Development of the basic pattern
  • Traditional cadence with “cierre” (closure).
  • Pattern with rest
  • Pattern with crotchet triplets
  • TANGOS song

Tanguillos Clinic

  • Rhythmical part
  • Basic Pattern of Tangillos
  • Development of the basic pattern
  • Pattern in combination with acute and grave 5th degree.
  • Pattern in combination with 5 acute in a same bar
  • Pattern with phrasing
  • Tanguillos song

Bulerías Clinic

  • Rhythmical part
  • Rhythm
  • Clapping
  • Basic pattern of Bulerias
  • Basic pattern Development
  • Pattern on two chords
  • Pattern in traditional cadence
  • Pattern with rests
  • Pattern closure (cierre) in the 10th
  • Pattern with Phrygian flamenco scale
  • Bulerias song

Effects Covered

  • Emulating Brazilian percussions
  • The Surdo
  • The Berimbau
  • The Cuica
  • Playing with the harmonics
  • Harmonic Bending
  • Strum along the harmonics
  • False Harmonics
  • Legato of false harmonics

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