Flamenco Guitar

Price
200 SAR/hour
 

The Saudi Music Hub presents to local learners who want to enhance their knowledge and practice in Flamenco Guitar program that enables learners to demonstrate their own musical personality and promotes enjoyment in music performance. All learners of any age are invited to experience the opportunity to measure their development as performers against a series of internationally understood benchmarks, taking them from beginner level to the point where they can progress to higher education in music.


Initial Level

Generalities and musical acquisitions

  • Holding the instrument
  • Body / instrument balance, tone and relaxation
  • Familiarization and discovery of the instrument in correspondence with the personal musical experience of the student and the Musical Training course
  • Ear training development
  • Melodies with a sense of phrasing and elementary nuances (mf, f, p)
  • Reading music scores
  • Title of played songs
  • Fretboard Knowledge: First Position Notes
  • Knowledge of the instrument (name of the different parts)
  • Practice at home 


Technical skills

  • Alternating fingers of the right hand: i,m /p +i,m(i = index, m = middle finger, p = thumb)
  • Practice of “free stroke” and “rest stroke” 
  • Lateral movement of the left hand
  • Monodic playing: simple scales, small melodies
  • Polyphonic playing: simple melodies accompanied by a bass, simple chords played by the thumb


Outcomes

  • Tuning the instrument (initiation)
  • Concentrate before playing; become aware of the silence that precedes and follows a piece
  • Feel and maintain a pulse
  • Play a melody with simple basses considering the phrasing (breathing) and nuances
  • Play some easy chords
  • Prepare, without the help of the teacher, pieces for one voice in 1st position, in elementary rhythms
  • Play in public


Level I

Generalities and musical acquisitions

  • Ability to tune by ear
  • Knowledge of the neck: 2nd position; 12th fret
  • Playing from sheet music, sight-reading
  • Notation of the musical elements of the pieces approached (notes, measure, key, rests)
  • Title of the pieces played and name of the composer
  • Play of melodies with a sense of phrasing and nuances, legato play
  • Tonic Chord of the pieces studied


Technical skills

  • Alternation of fingers: i, m, a / p + other fingers (left hand)
  • Monodic and polyphonic playing (im; p and other fingers)
  • Melodies in different positions, accompanied by a simultaneous single bass
  • Scales on two octaves, major and minor, corresponding to the pieces studied; simple chromatic scale
  • Simple arpeggios: pim, pima
  • Simple chords on 3 strings (pim, ima)
  • Chords on 4, 5 or 6 strings played by the thumb
  • Natural harmonics
  • Various methods of stopping the sound
  • Basics of music theory (scales, inversion, modes…)


Outcomes

Learners will be able to: 

  • Pursue and develop the objectives of the Initiation Cycle
  • Demonstrate their ability to follow the musical teaching provided
  • Develop a method of working at home (beginning)
  • Respect the chosen fingerings
  • Play the pieces considering their form, phrasing and dynamics.
  • Sight-read a simple melody
  • Prepare, without the help of the teacher, simple melodies accompanied by an open bass or with simple arpeggios
  • Play in public, solo or together


Level II

Generalities and musical acquisitions

  • Ability to tune by ear
  • Knowledge of the neck: 2nd position; 12th fret
  • Playing from sheet music, sight-reading
  • Notation of the musical elements of the pieces approached (notes, measure, key, rests)
  • Title of the pieces played and name of the composer
  • Play of melodies with a sense of phrasing and nuances, legato play
  • Tonic Chord of the pieces studied


Technical skills

  • Alternation of fingers: i, m, a / p + other fingers (left hand)
  • Monodic and polyphonic playing (im; p and other fingers)
  • Melodies in different positions, accompanied by a simultaneous single bass
  • Scales on two octaves, major and minor, corresponding to the pieces studied; simple chromatic scale
  • Simple arpeggios: pim, pima
  • Simple chords on 3 strings (pim, ima)
  • Chords on 4, 5 or 6 strings played by the thumb
  • Natural harmonics
  • Various methods of stopping the sound
  • Basics of music theory (scales, inversion, modes…)


Outcomes

Learners will be able to: 

  • Pursue and develop the objectives of the Initiation Cycle
  • Demonstrate their ability to follow the musical teaching provided
  • Develop a method of working at home (beginning)
  • Respect the chosen fingerings
  • Play the pieces considering their form, phrasing and dynamics.
  • Sight-read a simple melody
  • Prepare, without the help of the teacher, simple melodies accompanied by an open bass or with simple arpeggios
  • Play in public, solo or together


Level III

Generalities and musical acquisitions

  • Ability to tune by ear
  • Knowledge of the neck (reading and identification on the fretboard): 1st string, up to the 12th fret, 2nd and 3rd string, up to the 8th fret
  • Development of legato playing and precision of the fingerings.
  • Playing scales on different positions (e.g.: C Major on position 1, 2, 3, 4…)
  • Cadence I - V - I
  • Indications of tempo and character of the pieces played
  • Development of musical expression


Technical Skills

  • Monodic playing: chromatic scale 3 octaves; Major and minor, over 2 or 3 octaves, according to the keys of the pieces studied and possibilities of the learner.
  • Polyphonic play:

            - 2 simultaneous sounds (various combinations)

            - 3 sound levels: melody in the treble with bass and intermediate voice; melody in the bass with accompaniment of simple chords in the treble

  • Arpeggios of 3 and 4 fingers: various combinations, emphasis of the main melody
  • Chords of dyads (2 notes), triads (3 notes) and Tetrad (4 notes) (pia; pma; pima); sequence of legato chords (preparation)
  • Ascending and descending legato
  • Barre chords (preparation)


Outcomes

Learners will be able to: 

  • Consolidate the working from home
  • Tuning by ear or with another instrument ( piano)
  • Identify the Tonality and play the I-V-I cadence of the studied pieces
  • Play the pieces by explaining their form, the indications of tempo and character
  • Play some accompaniment chords in simple tones
  • Sight-read songs from the previous level
  • Prepare, without the help of the teacher, melodies accompanied and pieces
  • Change guitar strings


Level IV

Generalities and musical acquisitions

  • Ability to tune by ear
  • Knowledge of the neck (reading and identification on the fretboard): 1st string, up to the 12th fret, 2nd and 3rd string, up to the 8th fret
  • Development of legato playing and precision of the fingerings.
  • Playing scales on different positions (e.g.: C Major on position 1, 2, 3, 4…)
  • Cadence I - V - I
  • Indications of tempo and character of the pieces played
  • Development of musical expression


Technical Skills

  • Monodic playing: chromatic scale 3 octaves; Major and minor, over 2 or 3 octaves, according to the keys of the pieces studied and possibilities of the learner.
  • Polyphonic play:

         - 2 simultaneous sounds (various combinations)

  •          - 3 sound levels: melody in the treble with bass and intermediate voice; melody in the bass with accompaniment of simple chords in the treble
  • Arpeggios of 3 and 4 fingers: various combinations, emphasis of the main melody
  • Chords of dyads (2 notes), triads (3 notes) and Tetrad (4 notes) (pia; pma; pima); sequence of legato chords (preparation)
  • Ascending and descending legato
  • Barre chords (preparation)


Outcomes

Learners will be able to: 

  • Consolidate the working from home
  • Tuning by ear or with another instrument ( piano)
  • Identify the Tonality and play the I-V-I cadence of the studied pieces
  • Play the pieces by explaining their form, the indications of tempo and character
  • Play some accompaniment chords in simple tones
  • Sight-read songs from the previous level
  • Prepare, without the help of the teacher, melodies accompanied and pieces
  • Change guitar strings


Level V

Generalities and musical acquisitions

  • Knowledge of the neck (reading and identification on the neck): 1st, 2nd and 3rd strings, all notes up to the 12th fret/ 4th, 5th and 6th strings, beyond the 5th fret, as the pieces require.
  • Development of interpretation
  • Sound (development of volume, search for timbres)
  • Agility and velocity (development)
  • Simple cadences
  • Wide range of possibilities and effects of the instrument
  • Chord of the 6th string in D
  • Historical and stylistic notions
  • Musical vocabulary appearing on the scores


Technical skills

  • Polyphony: development of the ability to distinguish melody lines.
  • Scales and arpeggios: more complex formulas
  • Chords: 3 and 4 sounds (development), arpeggiated chords, sequence of chords in legato (development)
  • Mixed legato (ascendants - descendants)
  • Accents
  • Repeated notes, introduction to tremolo
  • Small and large barre chords (development)
  • Vibrato
  • Expansions
  • Artificial harmonics (initiation)
  • Staccato, glissando, pizzicato, percussion (tambora, golpe)
  • Sonority with fingernails (beginning)


Outcomes

Learners will be able to: 

  • Plan work according to deadlines
  • Identify the cadences in the prepared pieces
  • Play the cadence in the tones of the studied pieces
  • Prepare the pieces by being able to explain the logic of the used fingerings
  • Propose phrasing, dynamics and interpretation.
  • Evaluate the degree of difficulty of a piece, choose a piece tailored to their skills and interests
  • To have deep knowledge of practicing scales in different modes and positions
  • Take initiatives and propose pieces
  • Prepare, without the help of the teacher, polyphonic pieces, including chords, barre, slurs, and various positional playing
  • Demonstrate, in public concerts as well as in class, of commitment, concentration, presence and behavior


Level VI

Generalities and musical acquisitions

  • Knowledge of the neck (reading and identification on the neck): 1st, 2nd and 3rd strings, all notes up to the 12th fret/ 4th, 5th and 6th strings, beyond the 5th fret, as the pieces require.
  • Development of interpretation
  • Sound (development of volume, search for timbres)
  • Agility and velocity (development)
  • Simple cadences
  • Wide range of possibilities and effects of the instrument
  • Chord of the 6th string in D
  • Historical and stylistic notions
  • Musical vocabulary appearing on the scores


Technical skills

  • Polyphony: development of the ability to distinguish melody lines.
  • Scales and arpeggios: more complex formulas
  • Chords: 3 and 4 sounds (development), arpeggiated chords, sequence of chords in legato (development)
  • Mixed legato (ascendants - descendants)
  • Accents
  • Repeated notes, introduction to tremolo
  • Small and large barre chords (development)
  • Vibrato
  • Expansions
  • Artificial harmonics (initiation)
  • Staccato, glissando, pizzicato, percussion (tambora, golpe)
  • Sonority with fingernails (beginning)


Outcomes

Learners will be able to: 

  • Plan work according to deadlines
  • Identify the cadences in the prepared pieces
  • Play the cadence in the tones of the studied pieces
  • Prepare the pieces by being able to explain the logic of the used fingerings
  • Propose phrasing, dynamics and interpretation.
  • Evaluate the degree of difficulty of a piece, choose a piece tailored to their skills and interests
  • To have deep knowledge on practicing scales in different modes and positions
  • Take initiatives and propose pieces
  • Prepare, without the help of the teacher, polyphonic pieces, including chords, barre, slurs, and various positional playing
  • Demonstrate, in public concerts as well as in class, of commitment, concentration, presence and behavior