This presentation/performance focuses on the history and performance of palos (types of flamenco songs) such as tangos, soleares, sevillanas, fandangos, and farruca. Various guitar techniques are demonstrated: rasgueado, golpe, picado, ligado, and alzapúa. We also explore the meaning and use of cajón, cejilla, compás, falseta, and palmas. You will have the opportunity to perform palmas (clapping).
In the 1960s and 70s, Tanner-Aldrete performed with rock-and-roll bands. After a 30-year career in psychology, he returned to study classical guitar at UNM and flamenco at the National Conservatory of Flamenco. He honed his skills while living in Granada, Spain, where he studied with recording artists from Andalucia.