May 2014

Enrique Vargas' New Books on Flamenco Improvisation

Brendan had the honor to work with Maestro Enrique Vargas on his new three book series “Modal Improvisation and Melodic Construction in the Flamenco Environment”.

Brendan say’s “I learned an incredible amount working and editing these books. I highly encourage anyone who is interested in improvisation or flamenco to purchase them. The scales and harmonic ideas approached in the second and third book are fascinating, and will open up any musician’s ear to new ideas and tonalities. This book very thoroughly explains what is going on in modern flamenco, and will help anyone understand what geniuses such as Paco de Lucía and El Viejín are doing harmonically and melodically.”

Here is a link to book 1.