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Flamenco Guitar Techniques: How to Play Fan Rasgueos Tresillos

Learn how to play fan rasgueos tresillos in this flamenco guitar lesson video from Howcast.


Hi, I'm Dan Garcia. I'm going to show you how to do this technique called a tresillos resqueos in avonico, where we play a really fast triplets, okay? And we use our pinkie and our thumb and a lot of help from our wrist.

It's a triplet figure and it begins with your thumb in an upward motion, then pinkie in a downward motion, followed by your index. So one-two-three, one-two-three. Then one more time, thumb up, pinkie down, index down, okay.

There's a lot of players that play this, instead of with the pinkie, they do it with the annular finger. I prefer the pinkie. I feel there's more momentum with that finger, but it's up to you. Whatever works for you. So here we go. One-two-three, one-two-three, one-two-three, one-two-three. So have fun.

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