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Anual guitar course

DESIGNED FOR

This Course is DESIGNED FOR beginners who nevertheless possess a basic technical familiarity with the instrument, but who lack experience in guitar accompaniment to Dance and Singing. (Admission test link.)

 


 

Course aim

to introduce the students to Flamenco melodies, rhythms, and techniques as well as the basic methods of accompaniment.

The focus of the 1st Flamenco Guitar Course is on the introduction of the students to melody, harmony, and rhythmic structures, as well as to the techniques of Flamenco guitar-playing, by first learning the styles closest to Andalusian folklore (Fandango de Huelva and Abandolaos), and then move on to studying basic Flamenco rhythmic styles (Tangos, Cantiñas, and Soleares), with emphasis on accompaniment to Singing. Another aim of the 1st Flamenco Guitar Course is the revelation to the students of the secrets of accompaniment to dances such as Alegrías and Tientos-Tangos.

 


 

SUBJECTS

the program includes a theoretical class plus practical subjects like technique, styles, and accompaniment methods, from Monday through Friday. The 1st Year Basic Flamenco Guitar Course consists of three core subjects (one of which is optional) that are common to all the courses.
The expected level of competence is described in detail in the general school curriculum of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year in each of the three specialities.
The required level of guitar performance skills is described in the School Curriculum as it applies to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Courses in this speciality.

AUTUMN TERM SUBJECTS
Technical Subjects Teacher’s guide
Technique I
Stylistic Subjects Guía Docente
Guitar Accompaniment to Singing I
Guitar Accompaniment to Dance I
Tangos workshop
Theoretical-Practical Subjects Teacher’s guide
Troncales:
History and Theory of Flamenco I
Compás (Rhythm)
Optional Subjects (One of three):
Musical Theory and Language I
History and artistic biographies of outstanding performers in Singing, Dancing, and Guitar I
Spanish Language for Foreigners I *

* Subject to cancellation if enrolment is insufficient.

AUTUMN TERM SUBJECTS
Technical Subjects Teacher’s guide
Technique I
Stylistic Subjects Teacher’s guide
Guitar Accompaniment to Singing I
Guitar Accompaniment to Dance I
Tangos workshop./td>
Theoretical-Practical Subjects Teacher’s guide
Core Subjects:
History and Theory of Flamenco I
Compás (Rhythm)
Optional Subjects (One of three):
Musical Theory and Language I
History and artistic biographies of outstanding performers in Singing, Dancing, and Guitar I
Spanish Language for Foreigners I *

* Subject to cancellation if enrolment is insufficient.


 

TEACHERS

Paco Cortés, Pedro Sánchez, Pedro Barragán, Carmelo Picón, Antonio Molina “El Choro”, Patricia Lozano, Bea Rivero, Manuel Romero, y Pepa Sánchez. .**

 


** The teaching Staff list of the School of the Cristina Heeren Foundation for Flamenco Art is subject to changes and modifications depending on academic needs and professional commitments.

Designed for

Students who have passed all the subjects of the 1st Year Guitar Course of the school with an average mark of 70 out of 100 or for those who have passed the appropriate placement test.

 


 

Course Aim

to expand the stylistic repertoire of the students by incorporating more complex styles in accompaniment to Singing, to consolidate practical technique, and also to develop the accompaniment to Dance through the analysis and creation of choreographies, at a medium level of difficulty.

The chief goals of the 2nd Year Flamenco Guitar Course are:

  • The consolidation of guitar technique involving the practice of exercises designed for the intermediate level.
  • The introduction of the principles of concert or solo guitar- playing, at medium-high level of execution.
  • The development of accompaniment to Singing, significantly expanding the stylistic repertoire.
  • To provide the students with additional knowledge relating to Dance accompaniment through the study of the different phases of choreographic structures encompassing a wide stylistic repertoire, while assisting the students in their assimilation of the interdisciplinary traditional and intuitive language of the “TABLAO”.

 


 

Subjects

The programme consists of specific theoretical and practical subjects (technique, styles, and accompaniment) from Monday through Friday. The 2nd Year Guitar Course consists of four core subjects (including one optional) common to all courses.

The required level of guitar performance skills is described in the school curriculum as applicable to 1st, 2 nd, and 3rd Courses in this speciality.

AUTUMN TERM SUBJECTS
Technical Subjects Teacher’s guide
Technique III
Stylistic Subjects Teacher’s guide
Guitar Accompaniment to Singing III
Guitar Accompaniment for Dance III
Bulerías Workshop II
Theoretical- Practical Subjects Teacher’s guide
Core Subjects:
History and Theory of Flamenco III
“Tablao”: rules and traditional codes of Flamenco II
Emotional Intelligence for the artist I
Optional Subjects (One of three):
Musical Theory and Language I
History and artistic biographies of outstanding performers in Singing, Dancing, and Guitar II
Spanish Language for Foreigners I *

* Subject to cancellation if enrolment is insufficient.

SPRING TERM SUBJECTS
Technical Subjects Teacher’s guide
Technique IV
Stylistic Subjects Teacher’s guide
Guitar Accompaniment to Singing IV
Guitar accompaniment to Dance IV
Bulerías Workshop
Theoretical-Practical Subjects Teacher’s guide
Core Subjects:
History and Musical Theory of Flamenco IV
“Tablao”: rules and traditional codes of Flamenco III
Emotional Intelligence for the artist II
Optional Subjects (One of three):
Musical Theory and Language II
History and artistic biographies of outstanding performers in Singing, Dancing, and Guitar II
Spanish Language for Foreigners II *

*Subject to cancellation if enrolment is insufficient.


 

Teachers

Pedro Sierra, Paco Cortés, Pedro Sánchez, Pedro Barragán, Carmelo Picón, Patricia Lozano, Rosi Navarro “La Divi”, Antonio Molina “El Choro”, Kaveh Nassehi, José Antonio Galliani, and Pepa Sánchez.  **

 


 

** The teaching staff list of the school of the Cristina Heeren Foundation for Flamenco Art is subject to changes and modifications depending on academic needs and professional Commitments.

Designed for

Students who have passed all the subjects of the 2nd Year Guitar Course at the school with an average mark of 70 out of 100 or who pass the appropriate placement tests.

 


 

Course Aim

The consolidation of the repertoire of styles already learned during the 2nd Guitar Course and the expansion of the knowledge of the stylistic variations within each Flamenco style. 3rd Year Guitar students should be able to accompany any style or sub-style of the Flamenco Singing repertoire. They will have reached a high level of execution technique as well as a wide repertoire of Flamenco Concert guitar. Also they will master the resources required in order to accompany Dance and to react and improvise in any given choreographic structure.

The aim of the 3rd Year Guitar course is to complete the students’s training as professional accompaniment guitar players, by adding to their expertise the detailed study of the most complex styles and variations. In the case of Dance-accompaniment, the students will learn more about the basic styles such as the Soleá, the Seguiriya, plus the closing movement of the Bulería performance; other important styles of Flamenco choreography such as the Farruca, Bulería por Soleá, Guajira, Martinete, Petenera will receive closer attention.

Other goals of this Course are the integration of the historical, choreographic, and staging knowledge with the development of the artistic personality of each student.

 


 

Subjects

The programme consists of specific theoretical and practical subjects (technique, styles, and accompaniment) from Monday through Friday. The 3rd Year or Advanced Guitar Course includes two core subjects (one of which is optional) common to all courses, plus a Final Project, the last step in the completion of the study programme of the Cristina Heeren Foundation.

The required level of Guitar performance skills is described in the school curriculum as applicable to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Courses in this speciality.

AUTUMN TERM SUBJECTS
Technical Subjects Teacher’s guide
Technique V
Stylistic Subjects Teacher’s guide
Guitar Accompaniment to Singing V
Guitar Accompaniment to Dance V
Analysis of Singing Styles and their Accompaniment I
Theoretical – Practical Subjects Teacher’s guide
Core Subjects:
Stage and Musical Production
“Tablao”: Rules and Traditional Codes of Flamenco IV
SPRING TERM SUBJECTS
Technical Subjects TEacher’s guide
Technique IV
Stylistic Subjects Guía Docente
Guitar Accompaniment to Singing VI
Guitar Accompaniment to Dance VI
Theoretical-Practical Subjects Teacher’s guide
Subjects:
Audio Recording Techniques
“Tablao”: Rules and Traditional Codes of Flamenco V

 

Final Project.

 

Teachers

Pedro Sierra, Paco Cortés, Pedro Sánchez, Antonio Molina “El Choro”, Félix Vázquez, Patricia Lozano, Rosi Navarro “La Divi”, Manuel Romero, and Pepa Sánchez. **

 


 

** The list of teaching staff of the school of the Cristina Heeren Foundation for Flamenco Art is subject to changes and modification depending on academic needs as well as professional commitments.

Designed for:

This Course is designed for the benefit of those students who have passed all the practical subjects of the 3rd Year Flamenco Guitar Course of the Cristina Heeren Foundation with an average mark of A.

 


 

Aims

This Course aims to complete the students’s training in Flamenco Guitar-playing by offering a programme that enables them to enter the professional and/or the pedagogical world. Students of the 4th Year Course gain practical experience by carrying out specific tasks. They will be expected to join and assist students of other specialities. Also Practicum students will have the opportunity to participate in audiovisual projects, stage-productions, and events.

TEACHERS

The staff of teachers at the Fundación de Arte Flamenco Cristina Heeren's school is subject to change and renewal, due to professional commitments and academic needs.