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Duende : A Journey Into the Heart of Flamenco
by Jason Webster
Book Description:
" The music started: two guitarists beating out more Alboreás. The women took turns to dance in a frenzy, each trying to outdo the other. “Deep Song always sings in the night,” Lorca had written. It was the credo of the flamenco: a rejection of the mundane, the ordinary, the life of the everyday man, embracing, rather, an extreme world – extreme passions, extreme feelings, the extremes of life and death. And it was a way of life I wanted to believe in – its excitement, its danger, the affirmation it gave you that you were different, and alive."
Destined for a sedate and predictable life in academia, Jason Webster was derailed in his early twenties when his first love, an aloof Florentine beauty, dumped him unceremoniously. Loveless and eager for adventure – and determined to fulfill a secret dream -- he left Oxford and headed for Spain, the country that had long captivated his imagination, and set off in search of duende, the intense and mysterious emotional state – part ecstasy, part melancholy – that is the essence of Spain’s signature art form: flamenco.

Duende is Webster’s captivating memoir of the years he spent in Spain pursuing his obsession. Studying flamenco guitar until his fingers bleed, he becomes involved in a passionate yet doomed affair with Lola, a flamenco dancer (and older woman) married to the gun-toting Vicente, only to flee the coastal city of Alicante in fear for his life. He ends up in Madrid, miserable and lovelorn, but it’s here that he has his first taste of the gritty world of flamenco’s progenitors – the Gypsies whose edgy lives and fervent commitment to the art of flamenco vividly illustrate the path to duende. Before long he is deeply immersed in a flamenco underworld that combines music and dance with drugs and crime. After two years Webster moves on to Granada where, bruised and battered, he reflects on his discovery of the emotional heart of Spain. 
Hardcover: 336 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.17 x 8.60 x 5.82 
Publisher: Broadway; (March 18, ) 
ISBN: 0767911660 

Flamenco Guitar Method for Beginners
by Anita Sheer

by Ken Haas, Gwynne Edwards (Photographer)
Hardcover: 176 pages
Thames & Hudson; ISBN: 0500510180;
Flamenco : Gypsy Dance and Music from Andalusia
by Claus Schreiner (Editor), et al 

Flamenco : Passion, Politics and Popular Culture (Explorations in Anthropology Series)
by William Washabaugh, et al 
Paperback: 224 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.48 x 8.45 x 5.41 
Publisher: Berg Pub Ltd;  
ISBN: 1859731767 

Gypsy Cante : Deep Song of the Caves
by Will Kirkland (Translator)
Paperback - 96 pages 1 edition (November )
City Lights Books; ISBN: 0872863611
Mel Bay's Flamenco Guitar : Basic Techniques (Technicas Basicas)
by Juan Serrano 
Spiral-bound: 148 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.51 x 11.70 x 9.06 
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications; Book and CD edition  
ISBN: 0786625562
Nouveau Flamenco
by Ottmar Liebert
Book Description: Guitar transcriptions to the album with 13 pieces: Barcelona Nights Â¥ Heart Still/Beating Â¥ Passing Storm Â¥ Santa Fe Â¥ Surrender 2 Love Â¥ 3 Women Walking Â¥ 2 The Night Â¥ Waiting 4 Stars 2 Fall Â¥ and more. 
Paperback (November )
Creative Concepts; ISBN: 1569221375
Paco De Lucia : A New Tradition for the Flamenco Guitar
by Paco Sevilla
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The Passion of Music and Dance : Body, Gender and Sexuality
by William Washabaugh (Editor)

Traditional Flamenco Guitar, Vol. 2
by Mariano Cordoba (Spiral-bound)

Systematic Studies for Flamenco Guitar (2 CD Set)
by Juan Serrano
(Audio CD)
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Juan Serrano/Flamenco Guitar Solos Book/CD Set
by Juan Serrano
This is a superb collection of 8 original flamenco concert guitar solos and two exciting guitar quartets. The selections feature Juan Serrano's usual technical brilliance and capture the vitality, fire and haunting Moorish moods characteristic of flamenco music. All solos are in notation and tablature. Selections include: Ensueno (Petenera for Four Guitars); Flamenco Dance (Sevillanas for Four Guitars); Canto Minero (Taranto); Mantillas de Feria; Capricho de Huelva (Fandangos); Alma (Bulerias in A minor); Andalucian Dance (Tanguillo); Blazing Guitar (Rumba); Memory of Love (Bolero); Ana Maria (Tientos). All of the solos are on the CD, but the quartets are not. 
Spiral-bound: 132 pages 
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications, Inc. (October 16, ) 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 0786659122 

Introduction to the Flamenco Guitar
by Anita Sheer
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Gypsies and Flamenco: The Emergency of the Art of Flamenco in Andalusia, Interface Collection Volume 6
by Bernard Leblon
Paperback: 160 pages
University of Hertfordshire Press; ISBN: 1902806050; 2nd edition (December )

Patterns, Scales, and Modes for Jazz Guitar
by Arnie Berle
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Play Solos Flamenco Guitar with Juan Martin Book, CD, and DVD
by Juan Martin
Book Description: Designed as a comprehensive multimedia teaching set, this book, CD, and DVD present 42 solos, progressively graded in 6 levels from absolute beginners to more advanced, to suit players of all levels. It contains examples of eighteen different palos (rhythmic forms) of flamenco, with a wealth of melodic falsetas and rhythms. The music for all these is accurately written in notation and flamenco tab (cifra) in the book, and is also recorded on the companion CD. The DVD video contains over 57 minutes of solo music, and also includes introduction by Juan Martín and brief scenes of Andalucia today, which help to place this profoundly exciting and deeply felt music in the landscape of its origins. Juan Martín has succeeded here is showing how even music which is simple and very easy to start with can express the essential sound and emotion of flamenco, to build step by step the skills necessary for the performance of concert solos. Written in English and Spanish.

You Can Teach Yourself Flamenco Guitar (You Can Teach Yourself Series)
by Luigi Marracini

Flamenco Guitar : Basic Techniques (Technicas Basicas)
by Juan Serrano
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