Here’s a simple version of Malagueña that will give you a chance to practice a little tremolo finger picking.
The “tremolo” technique is essentially a single note picked quickly. In Spanish and Flamenco music this is done with your fingers. Typically on an open string while you’re playing a melody on other strings.
This whole exercise is built around 2 chords. A simplified version of the E chord and a simplified version of the Am chord. Both of them use just two fingers, and they’re very similar in shape.
Want more? Here’s a much more complete course on this song. Tip: You don’t have to complete the entire course if it’s a bit much right now. The individual sections sound good by themselves and can be a lot of fun. It’s okay to pick and choose.
Course Module: Malagueña Complete | Spanish Fingerstyle Solo
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