Today we'd like to share with you a demonstration of palmas for the compás of soleá and compás por soleá as played on the guitar.Read More
This marcaje por soleá is interesting, I had fun trying to figure out what was going on.
As we discussed in the last tutorial - Braceo por soleá - soleá has a slow tempo and therefore we need to practice sustaining our movements. This is by no means an easy thing to do.
Firstly you need to have a strong understanding of what the compás feels like. Soleá for me has a feeling of breath, a deep breath that comes from the stomach.
You might find it feels like something completely different, what does it feel like for you? How can you put that into your dancing?
When you try this marcaje that we're going to show you, see what feelings you can layer into the movement.
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Braceo refers to the movements of the arms and today we have an exercise for you that will challenge you in three ways.
The first will be with your arm and hand movement (braceo)
The second, we're going to have you moving through fourth position of the feet. Shifting your weight forward and then back.
And the third is that you are going to move with the compás of soleá which means creating a sustained and continuous movement through the whole exercise.
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Here is a simple marcaje that you will use as the basis for all other marcaje steps.
A simple and elegant marcaje por soleá kindly demonstrated in the video below by José.
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Its a tutorial day!
Today we have two videos for the marcaje por soleá that José did on Day #16. You can watch the original video here - Marcaje por Soleá
In the first video you can watch José demonstrate the step from the front, side and the back. He performs the step once of each side.
In the second video you can see a close up of the feet for each side of the body.
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