The magic of Alzapua

One of the most magical and fun techniques I have learned form flamenco is there Alzapua technique. In this lesson I will show you how to play a smooth and even Alzapua technique. Alzapua is a flamenco technique which is played with the Rh thumb. The RH thumb will play a sequence of down and up strokes in rapid succession you can also incorporate a golpe as well.

We won’t be discussing the musical context or where it is used in flamenco music, rather this is a texture I enjoy using in my composition and also soloing.

Alzapua exercise in F# Phrygian.


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