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19 guitar lessons to teach you Spanish Guitar Strumming Techniques, in the form of a book and video lessons.
19 guitar lessons to teach you Spanish Guitar Strumming Techniques, in the form of a book and video lessons.
19 guitar lessons to teach you Spanish Guitar Strumming Techniques, in the form of a book and video lessons.
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Spanish Guitar Strumming Techniques: Book and Video Lessons

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A NEW, REVOLUTIONARY BOOK ON SPANISH GUITAR STRUMMING TECHNIQUES

Have you ever wanted to learn the secrets of playing Spanish style guitar? Do you have the urge to play the guitar in a fast, rhythmic, and percussive way that excites and ignites an audience? Have you ever wanted to master the rumba, the flamenco triplet or the rasgueado? Now you can!

 

 Because so many of you asked for it, there will be DVDs! Everybody who ordered a physicsl copy will get a DVD as well.

 The SpanishStrumBook contains 19 different lessons with over 150 exercises and illustrations to teach you different Spanish guitar strumming styles.

 

Each technique is described with easy, step-by-step explanations, tips and exercises to enable you to master and play it at the ideal tempo. All of the musical examples are transcribed in both standard musical notation and tablature, with accompanying chord diagrams.

The GuitarPro files will also be available for you if you prefer to learn the music with that music sheet/tablature software.

The book is suitable for beginners or more advanced guitarists who wish to improve their rhythm skills or learn more about the Spanish guitar strumming techniques.

SPECIAL NOTE TO KICKSTARTER BACKERS  

We can only do this with your early support. So we are taking care of the kickstarter backers by offering them tremendous value at the lowest prices (sometimes 40% off) for a limited amount of time.

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 You will learn some music theory during the first six lessons, such as how to read guitar tablature (TAB), how to notate rhythm, and the construction of the basic chords, including the major, minor and seventh chords. Each of these lessons contains a quiz to challenge your new-found knowledge and to ensure that you absorb the material as you proceed through the book.

 You can also learn the following techniques from the SpanishStrumBook:

  • Basic rumba technique
  • Rumba technique variations
  • Pulgar
  • Flamenco triplet
  • Adding the hit to the flamenco triplet
  • Golpe strumming
  • Rasgueado
  • Muted rasgueado
  • Rasgueado variations
  • Hammer-on and Pull-off
  • Tango with rasgueado
  • Alzapua as a strumming technique
  • Drumming techniques

This book is a collaboration between Edina Balczo (HU, author) and two other guitarists: Ron Celano (USA, editor) and Mark Wheeler (CAN, editor). The idea was conceived in February 2017, and the finished manuscript was produced collaboratively over the following 10 months, ending in December 2017.

Help to spread the word about the SpanishStrumBook. Hit one of the buttoms.

 

                

 

Edina Balczo is an UK based guitarist who hosts a popular YouTube channel, The Spanish Guitar Hub, with 9 million views and 37,000 subscribers. She is endorsed by GuitarPro, the originator of the GuitarPro tablature editor software, and has performed in major festivals and events in the UK and internationally, including the Glastonbury festival, Sziget festival (HU), and at events for Green Peace, Google, the Commonwealth Nations Ceremony awards among others.

A wide variety of guitar instruction books are available which describe different styles of playing, music theory, soloing, jazz and improvisation, flamenco, fingerpicking and strumming techniques on steel string guitar. However, there are not many (or any) dedicated to Spanish guitar strumming techniques, so this book will be unique, revolutionary and a PIONEER of its kind!

Edina Balczo has been producing YouTube guitar lesson videos since 2007. Some of these videos have gone viral and have attracted world-wide attention among guitar students eager to learn the techniques she demonstrates. This book and the accompanying video lessons, which will include clear textual descriptions and professionally-produced video demonstrations of each technique, will be an invaluable resource for anyone interested in mastering the Spanish guitar style.

Some of the earlier guitar lesson videos look like this:

Here is an example of her newer lessons. This is a rumba lesson:

 How to play golpe:

 Top five flamenco techniques:

Preorder your copy of the Spanish Guitar Strumming Techniques now, so we can have a budget to release it worldwide, film the video lessons professionally and overall spread awareness of Spanish guitar music.

 

Project timeline:

And now we need your help to make this project happen! We need to raise at least 5000 pounds so we can proceed with this project. We’ve done some research, and found it can be costly to self-publish a book. Here are some of the expenses we will face:

  • Book printing: 500 Books £1600 
  • Studio hire to film the video lessons £1000 
  • Buying studio lights £200
  • Hire a webdesigner to make a membership area on our website where the video lessons and GuitarPro files will be available. £700
  • Postage and admin fees: £300  
  • Advertisements: £200 
  • Paying the work of the editors: £500
  • Kickstarter also takes about 10%: £500

Risks and challenges

The book is already written, proofread, edited, and formatted. Although I will only start filming the video lessons (which will be a lot of additional work!) when the project is finished. This will be actually the most fun part of the challenge so I am looking forward!

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