Hear and see the Flamenco beats, the Flamenco rhythm in the Flamenco styles. Compas Flamenco Metronome and Compas Visible shows every guitarist a safe way to Play in the compas. How to count the Flamenco rhythms. Using the flamenco clock (reloj flamenco).
The Flamenco-clock (reloj flamenco) has been used for a long time to help explain the idea of compás, which is the rhythmical cycle of a certain number of beats and accent patterns that underlies the forms of Flamenco.
Seeing the compas presented as a Flamenco-clock helps to reveal more clearly the shared Relationship between the main styles of flamenco : Soleá, Alegrías, Bulerías, Siguiriyas, Fandango de Huelva. All of these styles are based on the same 12 beat cycle (Compás), but each style has a different way of counting the compás, which is quite correct and meaningful. The most important thing to know is, from what number to start to count the twelve beats. The main options are starting on beat 1 or 8 or 12.
This means, that when you use the Flamenco-clock you do not change the accents during the twelve-beat cycle, but you change from where you start to count the cycle.
The use of the metronome not only explains the theory of the different rhythms, but is designed as a practical tool to a help musicians and dancers to practice and gain control of the flamenco compás, while playing difficult falsetas or training complicated dance routines.
To work really effectively with the Flamenco metronome you should Study the following examples and different ways of counting.