Soleares

The Soleares is one of the fundamental flamenco forms. Here are some basic facts about about the Solea or Soleares:

  • Compas 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 (accent on bold numbers)
  • Originated in the mid 1800s
  • Share the same compas as Allegris and Buleria
  • Use the Phrygian Mode  in E major or A major tonalities
  • Has regional variants from Cadiz, Seville, Cordoba, Jerez and others

Here is a traditional Soleares by Paco Pena from 1975