The following book presents 16 original technique studies for flamenco guitar. It has a modern approach to it, including techniques such as arpeggio, picado, pulgar, alzapúa, trémolo or pulgar-índice among others. The interesting thing about this book is that it also explores modern harmonic concepts while studying. 

The exercises have been recorded in audio and video format by the author. The book is intended to be both for profesional and aficionado flamenco players, as well as for classical players who want to incorporate flamenco techniques or harmonies into their playing. 

These studies will help you enhance your technique and musical ability with the guitar. Due to the musicality of the exercises, you can also play some of them as little minuets in a concert setting. Take you flamenco guitar skills to the next level with this amazing book by Yago Santos!


A reference manual for amateur and / or professional flamenco guitarists, divided in two sections: 

The first section explains some basic musical concepts as well as the basic theory of chord construction. The chords that are discussed are among others triads (major, minor, augmented, diminished, sus4, sus2, and b5), seventh chords, diminished and half-diminished chords, ninth and sixth chords, eleventh, thirteenth, and altered chords. These are the most used chords in flamenco music and before putting them into practice it is important to know the basic musical theory of how they are constructed. 
In the second section of the book, the student will find more than 260 ways & audios of playing the Andalusian cadence in the key of E Phrygian (“por arriba”). It will be the student’s task to transpose these chords and their inversions to all the keys, or at least to those that are most interesting for one reason or another. 

The idea of ​​this book is therefore that the student broadens his knowledge in the world of chords and their inversions, applied in this case to the context of the Andalusian cadence. 


Classic and flamenco guitarists alike will benefit from these etudes as they bridge the gap between traditional mechanical studies and engaging practice and concert material. Although relatively short in duration, a few of these etudes could be combined in a medley to form an effective suite or set. In addition, fourteen of the twenty etudes are provided with chord accompaniment for harmonic analysis, improvisation, or performance with a teacher or second guitarist. 

The companion online audio for this book has been masterfully recorded by the author using a flamenco guitar to authentically render the typical picado, double-arpeggio, arpeggio-legato, and horquilla techniques as well as the quintuplet flamenco tremolo. Traditional classical elements like octave, interval and arpeggio studies are also thoroughly explored, with one piece in dropped-D tuning—all with a flamenco flavor. 

Includes access to online audio.