Saturday, 28 March 2015

Compás clock

Well-known Spanish musicologist Faustino Núñez has recently posted some videos tying a visual of a compás clock to excerpts from well known recordings, illustrating the compás of specific palos.  If you're having trouble hearing the compás when you listen to flamenco, they are an interesting way to be able to follow along and know where the song is at in the rhythmic cycle.

In this post on his blog, El Afinador de Noticias, you can watch the clock as you listen to excerpts of alegrías, tanguillos and seguiriyas, beginning with Paco de Lucía's alegrías "La Barrosa".

If you understand Spanish, you might also check out his other website flamencopolis, a treasure trove of flamenco analysis.

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