I hope you have been enjoying some of the videos we have been posting as part of Doce Beats Cada Día. Have you watched todays video? Jose is back with a Llamada por Soleá.
As promised we have a few tutorials lined up of some of the steps we have shown you.
The first one is for the footwork I did for the guajira. This little choreography is not really beginner level and includes both chaflán and latiguillo steps (keep an eye out for technique videos coming soon) but I think it has a nice melody and if you can master it you can use this footwork for alegrías or even soleá por bulerías.
Ok here are some things to note.
- The step starts on count 12 for the first 4 compás and follows the 'short-short-long' pattern you may know from alegrías footwork. A 'short' step is 6 beats long and a 'long' step is the full 12 beats of the compás.
- In the 5th compas for the close (cierre) the three golpes are on counts 1, 2 and 3.
The video below has a run through of the whole step at the beginning and then is broken down 2 compás at a time with a view from the side and then the back which is a slower tempo.
This step is a challenge but remember if you can sing the rhythm you can dance it!