The recording studio flamenco guitar differs from the classical guitar in the instrument itself and in the technique used to play it. Today however the solo flamenco guitarist uses techniques from the classical school, and this is why the soloist has become a separate art of its own. It is not actually known when the guitar entered flamenco as an accompanying instrument, but many put its introduction around the early nineteenth century.
The birth of the solo guitarist came into being during the café cantante period, and has since gone on to be recognised worldwide. Recording studio Guitarists such as Sabicas were responsible for the promotion of the flamenco guitar in America, and scores of others have carved lucrative careers becoming virtuosos of the solo instrument.
Recording Studio: Before Flamenco Guitar
Flamenco performed without the accompaniment of the guitar is a most ancient style of song, a display of emotion, a desperate cry performed from the very heart of the singer.
But the solo flamenco guitar is a different field altogether, flamenco without the voice or the dance seems incomplete, and when you consider that the earliest forms of cante jondo were sung unaccompanied, and that these songs existed many years before the guitar was introduced into flamenco, it makes one wonder what niche the solo guitar occupies.
Recording Studio: Flamenco Practice
The solo guitarists spend many years enduring the most grueling practicing routines, for up to ten hours a day and his instrument must become part of his body, but does the true jondo guitarist need to subject himself to this grueling task, because his style is spontaneous and he relies on his instinct.
The jondo guitarist learns his art of accompanying the singer by many hours of juerga style flamenco, and the skill is produced by his natural ability.
His art is instinctive, and he has no reason to spend years rehearsing, as his style is spontaneous, and like the other elements of jondo flamenco, it should be an emotive interpretation of his character.