Flamenco Guitar – Introduction

Course Overview

Take your guitar skills to another level by learning the rhythmic and expressive style of Flamenco Guitar. This course is suitable for guitarists who already know bar chords and want to challenge themselves with the flamenco style of playing.

Throughout the course, you will go through carefully graded exercises and learn various flamenco forms and techniques such as arpeggio, rasgueados and pulgar. You will learn the flamenco posture with special attention given to the strumming hand to achieve the unique sound for which the flamenco guitar is famous. There will also be specific lessons on tangos, soleares and alegrías. A recording of exercises learnt in class will be emailed to students each week.

By the end of this course, you will be able to play complete flamenco pieces!

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across Northern and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Epping, Mt Druitt, Richmond, and Ryde. Enrol now!

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What you will learn

Course outline

In this course you will learn:

  • The flamenco guitar, posture and notation explanation
  • Left hand posture and fretting
  • Rasgueado
  • Tangos lesson
  • Soleares lesson
  • Alegrías lesson
  • Arpeggio, rasgueados and pulgar techniques

Recording of exercises will be emailed to students in mp3 format.

Course outcome

  • At the end of this course, students will be able to play complete flamenco pieces.

What you need to know

Entry requirements

Students will be expected to be comfortable playing bar chords.

What you need to provide

  • Nylon string guitar

Coming soon

There are currently no classes scheduled for this course.

Please check back later as classes are added regularly or get in touch for more information.

Delivery Mode

To meet the needs of our students Macquarie Community College balances delivery and engagement across permanent, regular and temporary delivery sites and offer face-to-face, remote zoom classes and self-paced learning options.

Ways to Study

  • On campus

Our college campus locations are:

    • Blacktown
    • Chatswood
    • Carlingford
    • Epping
    • Ryde
    • Mt Druitt
  • Virtual classroom
  • Complete workplace training
  • Combine ways to study


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How to Enrol

Step 1 - Choose Your Course

  • Select the non-accredited short course you are interested in.
  • Find a day and time that suits your schedule.

Note: Enrolment is open to anyone 18 years or older.

Step 2 - Enrol and Verify

  • Click ‘Enrol Now’ after selecting your course and schedule.
  • Enter your details on the enrolment page.
  • Verify your email through a secure link sent to your email address.
  • Complete the secure checkout and payment process.

Ensure you read the Terms and Conditions available at: Macquarie Community College Terms and Conditions. For assistance, call customer service at 1300 845 888.

Step 3 - Receive Your Enrolment Details

  • You will receive an immediate enrolment confirmation email upon successful enrolment. Check and read the attached Terms and Conditions.
  • The payer of the enrolment will receive a tax invoice immediately after processing.
  • You will receive a course reminder email a day before your class begins.
  • For Online Zoom classes, a Zoom link and password will be emailed the day before class. Use the same link and password for subsequent sessions if applicable.