Lessons and info for the nylon string guitarist

Compas groups

A chart showing how song and dance forms naturally fall into generic compas groups.

The 4 beat column classifies also those forms normally counted in 8’s.
The 3 beat column classifies also those forms normally counted in 6’s

Another group list

This list includes many lesser known flamenco forms that you may never come across. But they do exist. Personally I find it all a bit of a brain overload. I prefer to stick with the major and more common forms indicated on the compás similarities chart.


Toná group

Debla
Martinete
Saeta
Toná

Soleá group
Alboreá
Alegrías
Bambera
Bulerías
Campanilleros
Caña
Cantiña
Caracoles
Carcelera
Cartagenera
Colombiana
Mariana
Mirabrás
Nana
Petenera
Polo
Romance
Romera
Rondeña
Sevillana
Soleá
Trillera
Vidalita
Zambra
Zorongo

Fandango group
Fandango
Verdiales
Jaleos
Fandanguillo
Farruca
Garrotín
Granaína
Guajira
Jabera
Malagueña
Media
MediaGranaína
Milonga
Minera
Rumba
Tango
Tanguillo
Taranta
Taranto
Tiento

Siguiriya group
Cabales
Liviana
Seguiriya
Serrana

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