The 6th release in the flamenco master series to learn the techniques and toques of the acclaimed and multi-awarded flamenco guitar master, Niño De Pura.
Starting from general playing tips, Niño De Pura demonstrates how to deal with posture issues, finger positioning and picado coordinations. Based on extensive exercises, Niño De Pura shows you his clear, very effective way with a lot of spoken tips to learn and improve flamenco guitar techniques such as picado, arpeggio, alzapua, rasgueos, tremolo and numerous variations and combinations. Niño De Pura not only demonstrates these techniques separately but also in practice by playing complete CD compositions, which are also replayed slowly on a split screen with close-ups of the left and right hand and a dynamic on screen compás. The demonstrated compositions include his famous guajira 'Pa'Pura', the alegría 'Alegrías del Kiki' and the taranta 'Tocando el Cielo'.
The accompanying 199 page thick book provides authentic transcriptions written by Max Herzog in close collaboration with Niño De Pura in both standard music notation and tablature. The DVD includes an inspiring interview with Niño De Pura across the generations to discover the origins of his incredible talent from an early age, the importance of his roots and his philosophy of flamenco music, techniques and practice.The DVD has over 20 minutes of extras to enjoy some wonderful, live performances of Niño De Pura.
At the age of twelve Niño De Pura decides to study with Manolo Sanlucar with whom he develops his typical technique, experiences a major evolution and acquires his own, distinctive personality as a flamenco guitarist. After several significant awards, in 1990, Niño De Pura wins the Giraldillo del Toque prize of the VI Biennial of flamenco art in Seville, considered to be the most important flamenco award in Spain. It is with this award that Niño de Pura decides to terminate his participation in competitions, having won the most prestigious prizes for flamenco guitar in Spain. Currently Niño de Pura devotes his time to teaching, touring internationally and recording, putting him at the front line as a flamenco guitarist.
Now Niño de Pura releases his flamenco guitar classes ‘Essential techniques of flamenco guitar’, published and produced by La Sonanta, making his music available to aficionados all over the world.