Book/2-DVD set. A thorough introduction to flamenco guitar. What are the essential elements and techniques? How does one capture the real essence of authentic flamenco guitar? These are questions addressed in book one. Designed for the complete beginner and requires no prior knowledge of the guitar or flamenco music. The series begins with in-depth demonstrations of how the basic building blocks of flamenco guitar technique are used in actual flamenco music. The material then progresses to a detailed exploration of the individual rhythmic forms - the melodic passages. Martin shows how to apply these when collaborating with a dancer and singer. Note/tab. 3 1/2 hours.