4. Did you know that …

4 … harmony (the harmonic mode) is one of the three keys, together with meter and tempo, for distinguishing just by hearing the different ‘palos’ or flamenco genres?

  • Concepts such as the harmonic ostinato –introduced in Flamencology by the musicologist Faustino Núñez– and the metric formula enable a graphic expression of the essence of each flamenco genre.
  • In this regard, we establish some flamenco harmony principles according to Manolo Sanlúcar’s thesis, in order to unveil the ‘sound story’ implicit in the so called flamencan cadence.

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