HARMONIZING FLAMENCO FROM THE GUITAR 2
This book is aimed at all musicians who ant to learn about flamenco harmony through the flamenco instrument par excellence, the guitar. This book analyses numerous falsetas (variations) from several eras, comprising a wide range of ‘palos’ - granaína, taranta, minera, rondeña and more - from the most emblematic guitarists in the history of flamenco. It is not only a vital tool for understanding and transcribing the music of the great maestros of the genre but also provides clear, comprehensible explanations of flamenco composition. Countless classical composers have explored flamenco guitar harmony since the nineteenth century and incorporated some of its twists into their own music, including Glinka, Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel, Debussy, Albéniz, Turina, Falla and many more.
CLAUDE WORMS’ BIOGRAPHY
Born: Paris 12 April 1949. Degree in History and Philosophy. Flamenco guitar studies with Jose Peña, then with Manuel Cano, Miguel Valencia and Perico el del Lunar Hijo. In charge of flamenco guitar courses both for soloists and those accompanying Cante together with singers Maguy Naimi and Ruben Haroutunian in Nice, Cannes, Argelès Gazost, Arcachon, Biarritz, Paris (Peña Flamenco en France), Ris-Orangis (Centre de Musique et Danses Traditionnelles), as well as The Conservatoire de Musique de Rodez, Le Mans, Evry Dugny, Bobigny, Milly la Forêt, Vigneux sur Seine… Assistant to Victor Monge "Serranito", Oscar Herrero, Manuel Parilla. Currently, teaching at ATLA School (Paris). Lecture-concerts on the history and aesthetics of Cante with Maguy Naimi and Ruben Haroutunian at the above mentioned Conservatoire, the "Weltfestival der laute" in Frankfurt (CD Network 54 696) and the universities of Nice, Amiens, Evry… Contributor to the Magazine "Les Cahiers de la guitare", and "Guitare Classique". Editor of "Flamenco Magazine".