Flamenco music

04 Mar Flamenco music

The flamenco rhythms are tangos, fandangos, Solea, of seguirrilla without rhythm.

The flamenco rhythms are tangos, fandangos, Solea, of seguirrilla without rhythm.

Flamenco music is a universal art

The flamenco music is both an art and a science, which is embedded in the culture of the society to which it belongs and the hosts and therefore must be appreciated and buy extent from the intelligence and emotions. As an art and knowledge, has no borders that delimit or would prevent their continued development and evolution. We must also say, that has no limits, flamenco music, in its improvement or compression.


Flamenco music meets all the rules and principles of music and therefore to understand, disseminate or learn, it should be using musical concepts.

Discovering the rhythmic characteristics of flamenco is a priority for conoc er best and enjoy this music.

Flamenco is a rhythmic music with a great impact, because it has a great variety, rhythm of tangos, fandangos, soleá or seguiriyas, which changes the speed in implementation and leads to new musical sensations.


Types rhythms

      Flamenco music has basic simple binary rhythms and triplet timing and rivers, is very present in the folklore rhythms of the world, from Africa the world. But it also contains compounds and asymmetric like solea and Seguirilla which gives great richness and complexity of his greatest delight musicians and fans rhythms.


The harmony of flamenco music behaves similarly to other music (b way lues, pop, jazz., …) either gender or ancient cultures (Turkey, Persia, India, …)

Flamenco belongs to Western music and therefore uses the harmonic modes and scales  used by musicians in the world. But it also contains a flamenco own to build the harmonization of rhythms that provide it with a unique sound of this music, giving it a characteristic  sound as it uses a harmonic personality system called flamenco mode which is proper and exclusive to this music. Flamenco is harmonized in descending on a main notes they are: . LA, -Sol, -FA-MI and is complemented with secondary notes are RE, -DO, -IF.

Another way to harmonize flamenco music is from the major and minor modes maintaining the uniqueness of the melody falls tonally.  Another peculiarity is the harmonic blend of the two systems. This results in the group of fandangos in which employs flamenco guitar and voice mode plays in tonal modes.



Asher Barrett



Metamorphic Transformation

Observing metamorphic transformations in nature allows us to extrapolate that method to humans and the arts. That is to say, the foundational substance becomes a supporting substance retained in the new identity. These essential elements are absorbed, now invisible to the observer, while the transformed form creates a stunning awareness of the new.

Likewise, our compositions make use of a similar pattern of creative mutation, if you will. We begin with folk songs that poet Federico Garcia Lorca chose, rescued from oblivion, transcribed for the piano and performed in various venues. Following a trajectory of revealing hidden elements, we submit them to an unexpected metamorphic process. The melodic essences of the old songs are those that give musical meaning to different poems that Lorca wrote.

Additionally, in his short life, he created diverse artistic works, including poetry, music, and literature. He also created formidable works for the theater, while also embracing other mediums such as painting. His contemporaries and artistic collaborators included Joan Miro and Salvador Dali.

«Lorca in the Keys of Hands and Voice,” a concert conceived and presented by Adam Kent and Fernando Barros, is a musical innovation inspired by Lorca’s example. Lorca collected melodies from the Spanish folklore repertoire and transcribed them for the piano using two different concepts: 1) adapting the old melodies to various of his poem, as for example, ANDA JALEO to the poem «Preciosa y el Aire”; and 2) singing the old songs using the expressive, emotive characteristics inherent in flamenco music.

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