Flamenco Metronome Graf-Martinez
Flamenco metronome for Mac/Win and app: Hear and see the Flamenco beats and the rhythm in the Flamenco styles. Flamenco Metronome and Compas Visible shows every guitarist a safe way to play in the compás. How to count the Flamenco rhythms. Using the flamenco clock (reloj flamenco).
Neither magic nor mysteries.
Flamenco is a structured music with many stiles and genres - but whose mechanisms may be learned. With the didactic software created by the Flamenco guitar teacher and award winning Flamenco author Gerhard Graf-Martinez the seemingly difficult rhythms will suddenly become comprehensible and transparent. Learn how to clap rhythmically in the Flamenco styles, how to play the rhythms on the flamenco guitar.
FlamencoMetronom Graf-Martinez for Mac
Mac requirements: OS X 10.6 or higher and Quicktime 7.
(for older OS versions please ask).
Try before buy!
Flamenco Metronom Graf-Martinez for Mac - Demo (4.4 MB)
Gatekeeper in OSX 10.8 or higher: My app has not been signed with a Apple Certificate to support Gatekeeper. I'm selling this software since 1999 without any problems. How to install the try out app and the full version app - go to apple.
Flamenco Metronome Graf-Martinez for Win
Win system requirements: XP (min. SP2), Windows 7 (32bit), Free Quicktime Player 7.6.5
Under Win7 and Quicktime 7.6.5 the program is running fine here. Some users complain that it does not work. Please check the try out version on your system.
Try before buy!
Flamenco Metronom Graf-Martinez for Win - Demo (1.5 MB)
Flametro 2.1 - iPhone †
EOL Febr. 2014 - discontinued
Flametro 2.1 - iPad †
EOL Febr. 2014 - discontinued
Description of the Flamenco Metronome
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 compás 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.
Start counting on "1"
Soleá and derivations (Caña, Polo, Policaña, Soleá por Bulerías) Alegrías and derivations (Cantiñas, Mirabrás, Romeras, Caracoles) .
Start counting on "12"
Bulerías (Jaleo). (Bulerías falsetas are often played only in the mode of 2/4 or 3/4). Bulerías, Guajiras, Peteneras und Fandangos de Huelva (Estribillo)* don't really have anything stylistically in common except they all start counting at "12".
Start counting on "8"
Siguiriyas and her related styles (Cabales, Livianas, Serranas, Martinete) start at "8".
For all styles in the 3/4 beat, that don´t change the accents, like Sevillanas, Verdiales, Jaberas, Fandanguillos (Copla)*, Rondeña - but not the "Rondeña toque" (libre) - you may use the mode of "3".
For other styles in the 4/4 or the 2/4 beat, for example the Tangos (and related styles like Tientos, Tanguillos, - also Farruca), Garrotin, Taranto; as well as all those styles influenced by the music of South America, which are called "Estilos de ida y vuelta" (Rumba, Colombianas, Milonga) you may use the mode of "4" or "2", which is equivalent to using a usual (normal) metronome.
* Fandangos de Huelva: Count in 3 or 6 beat mode. In the Estribillo it's better to use the 12 mode. Many of the gitanos use the following foot steps:
12 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11
Comments from users and customers of the Flamenco Metronome around the world.
Flamenco Vivo - Sevilla
Producer of: Lole y Manuel, Familia Montoya, Camarón, Pata Negra, Rafael Riqueni, Tomatito, Terremoto, Diego Carrasco, El Potito, La Macanita, Rocío Jurado,
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Santa Monica, Californien, USA
Engineer/Produzent von Dolly Parton, Princes of Malibu, Andrea Bocelli, Celine Dion, Troy, Michael Bublé. - jorgevivio.com
Performed songs that were written by his pen is almost endless: Ana Belén, Camarón de la Isla, Clara Montes, Dieguito 'El Cigala', El Ecijano, Lolita, Los del Río, María José Santiago, María Vargas, Massiel, Niña Pastori, Paco de Lucía, Paloma San Basilio, Pata Negra, Tijeritas ... As a producer, he is responsible for Niña Pastori's career. He has also been behind some records by Diego El Cigala, Guadalberto, Susana Verdú, Ricardo Miño, Los del Río...
Pistol River, OR, USA - stansellguitars.com
Professor (Flamenco and Mathematik)
School of Computer Science and Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology - The Schulich School of Music - McGill University Montreal, Canada
New Flamenco, Rumba and Jazz!
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Músico, pesquisador, compositor, arranjador e instrumentista, Sao Paulo, Brasil
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Santiago de Compostela, Spanien
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