Sabicas: Rhythm of Seguiriya
This is the opening of "Duelo de Campanas", the famous Seguiriya by Sabicas. The rasgueados are slow and strong, and sit in the compás in an interesting way.

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Sabicas: Falseta 1 from "Duelo de Campanas"
Here is another excerpt from "Duelo de Campanas" the famous Seguiriya by Sabicas. His use of the Eb instead of E natural evokes the dark Locrian mode which makes the somber Seguiriya even more so.

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Sabicas: Falseta 2 from "Duelo de Campanas"
Here is another excerpt from "Duelo de Campanas" the famous Seguiriya by Sabicas. He always sounded relaxed, even while playing fast. He made very difficult things look easy! The opening of this falseta courses nicely through 2 compáses. (Please excuse my left hand, it was a bit lazy on this day.)

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Seguiriya Falseta: Traditional/ Paco Peña
I discovered this falseta first in Paco Peña's classic book "Toques Flamencos" and then much later in a TablEdit file. I've improvised the ending.

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Seguiriya Falseta: Traditional Escobilla
This is a traditional escobilla falseta (falseta for dance accompaniment) that I learned way back in the day, from my very first teacher Patricio Tito. It's not too difficult and has plenty of punch. The falseta is first played slow, then fast.

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Seguiriya Falseta: Juan Marote Escobilla
This traditional-sounding escobilla falseta (falseta for dance accompaniment) I took from a recording by the late great Juan 'Maya' Marote. I've used it in performance and it was always fun to try and keep it locked with the feet! The falseta is first played slow, then fast.

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Seguiriya Falseta: Patricio Tito
I learned this falseta from my first teacher Patricio Tito and it may actually be his, though it does contain traditional chord voicings. This is a "very Seguiriya" falseta and fun to play.

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Full Seguiriya: Traditional
I just found this audio file in my archives, totally forgot I'd recorded it for a student a few years back. This full-length Seguiriya was learned from a TablEdit file and contains lots of good traditional "compás building" falsetas. I've played it quite slowly so it can be learned more easily. The transcription was written in Guitar Pro. Capo IV.

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