You can learn to play Spanish guitar by watching and playing along with this video and one’s like it.
This is the complete song title “Sevilla” from my New World Flamenco Jazz CD. This song is a good example of this genre of music and uses the Rumba Flamenco rhythm and a clear melody.
Beginners Play Spanish Guitar – Level 1
If you’re in the earlier stages of learning try playing the chord progression along with the video. First, play the chords straight down and try to get the changes in time. Then add the Rumba rhythm. Work on one section at a time and use the chord chart (see link below) to help with the changes.
Play Spanish Guitar More Advanced – Level 2
When you are ready try playing a few licks from the melody. I’d recommend starting with a few notes from the chorus because it’s easiest to remember. Don’t worry about getting every note correctly. Just the effort will improve your playing.
If I get enough people requesting I’ll write out some notes from the chorus, but don’t underestimate the value of figuring it out by watching and listening. In the music world we call the “ear training”. I spend many hours as a youth listening to records and trying to play the notes without any visual cue. Hard work, but it really paid off.
Buy the CD or MP3 on Amazon – New World Flamenco Jazz
Download Sevilla Chord Chart here: