Mario DaSilva

Mario DaSilva

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Mario DaSilva is an expert classical and Flamenco player who has toured and played with some of the finest musicians in the business, including the following: Nashville Chamber Orchestra, Belmont University Orchestra, Indiana University SE Orchestra, Bowling Green Chamber Orchestra, Nashville Ballet, Lari White, Chuck Cannon, Little Big Town, Muriel Anderson, Felipe De La Rosa, Bruce and Sandra Dudley, Lori Meecham, and Tracy Silverman.

Mario currently offers 29 guitar lessons at JamPlay, with 29 intermediate lessons.

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Flamenco Guitar with Mario DaSilva

Learn the techniques and dance accompaniments associated with the Flamenco guitar.


Introduction to Flamenco Guitar

Mario DaSilva introduces himself and the Spanish art form of flamenco guitar.

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Basic Strumming

Mario DaSilva starts to break down flamenco guitar techniques, starting with a basic one finger strum.

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Two Finger Rasgueado

Mario DaSilva starts to break down the different versions of the flamenco rasgueado. He starts with the triplet subdivision using two fingers.

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Four Subdivision Rasgueado

Mario DaSilva breaks down the stroke pattern for the sixteenth note rasgueado.

3:06 Runtime

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Five Stroke Rasgueado

Mario DaSilva breaks down the five stroke rasgueado technique. He continues to use the Soleares in his examples.

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Six Stroke Rasgueado

Mario DaSilva turns up the heat with a six stroke rasgueado technique.

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Marote Rasgueado

Mario DaSilva begins to break down what are known as the marote rasgueados. This technique involves subdivision using both the thumb and fingers.

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Marote Rasgueado #2

Mario DaSilva demonstrates an alternate way to perform the marote rasgueados.

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Marote Rasgueado #3

Mario DaSilva wraps up the rasgueado techniques with the 16th note subdivision of the marote rasgueado.

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Mario DaSilva begins to teach the arpeggio techniques utilized in the flamenco style.

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Combination Arpeggios

Mario DaSilva adds the ascending arpeggio to the repertoire and combines it with the descending arpeggio.

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16th Note Arpeggios

Mario DaSilva demonstrates arpeggios subdivided into sixteenth notes. He introduces a new compas called the Farruca as well as the golpe technique.

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Ligados are slurred notes used to create melodic content within a compas. In this lesson, Mario will be demonstrates ligados using the Soleares. He then demonstrates how to combine strumming, ligados, and arpeggio techniques using the Farruca.

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The Alzapúa

The Alzapúa is a fast, thumb only picking technique designed to project and create a more flamenco-styled sound. In this lesson, Mario provides some drills that will help you master this technique.

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The Alzapúa #2

In the second lesson for the Alzapúa technique, Mario discusses why you would want to use this technique over a standard fingerstyle pattern.

2:08 Runtime

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Scale Usage

Mario DaSilva discusses and demonstrates how scales are incorporated into the flamenco style.

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Building Endurance

In lesson 17, Mario discusses endurance and ways to built upon it for speed and accuracy.

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Arpeggio Drills

Mario DaSilva provides several drills to help build your arpeggio skill. He uses the Malaguena dance as an example for these drills.

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Tremolo Technique

Mario DaSilva demonstrates how the tremolo technique is utilized within the confines of the flamenco style.

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The Malaguena

Now that Mario has covered the basic techniques needed to play in the flamenco style, he begins to break down the individual dances from the style. He starts first with the Malaguena.

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The Rumba

Mario DaSilva breaks down and demonstrates the famous Rumba dance.

11:40 Runtime

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The Sevillanas

In lesson 22, Mario DaSilva breaks down the Sevillanas.

11:20 Runtime

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The Farruca

Mario DaSilva takes an in depth look at the dance he initially introduced during his technique lessons.

13:45 Runtime

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The Soleares

You'll remember this dance from the beginning of Mario's technique studies. In this lesson, Mario covers the Soleares in its entirety.

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The Bulerias

Mario DaSilva breaks down the Bulerias. He includes the basic compas, variations, as well as several salidas to use.

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The Alegrias

In lesson 26 of his Flamenco guitar series, Mario DaSilva breaks down the Alegrias dance.

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Fandangos de Huelva

In lesson 27, Mario DaSilva breaks down the Fandangos de Huelva.

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The Guajiras

In the 28th lesson of his Flamenco series, Mario DaSilva discusses and breaks down the Guajiras.

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Completing his studies on the dances of Flamenco, Mario Dasilva offers up a lesson on the Seguiriyas.

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