Alzapua is a flamenco technique involving the thumb. the term comes from the word alzar which means to raise.

It is usually played as a fast flourish of notes in quick sequence. The thumb plays all notes using down and up strokes. Played accurately and fast it can sound fantastic as a high point of a falseta or phrase.

Here are 2 Alzapua exercises, the first uses triplets and the second is in groups of 4. Make sure to practice it slowly and in time with a metronome.

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  • manouchehr nakissa

    hello , bitte senden Sie mir verschiedene exercises in Tabulator/Noten fuer
    ALZAPUA Uebungen,wenn moeglich mit zugehoerigen Videos. mit freundlichen Gruessen Ihr manouchehr nakissa