This course explores the recording and production processes of various styles of flamenco music, as well the recording of the common instruments used in flamenco. The various processes of recording and producing flamenco music to be studied include live recordings, recording without metronome, editing, programming, mixing, and mastering. Discussion also focuses on the common instruments and sounds used in flamenco music, including flamenco guitar, cajón, palmas (clapping), dancing, voices, and wind and string instruments, and the microphones and techniques utilized in recording the particular instruments. Several palo (styles) of flamenco, such as bulería, soleá, tangos, fandangos de huelva, and malaguena will be analyzed, including recording methods, sound libraries, and instrumentation.
Written approval of course instructor
All B.M. and P.D. students
Major Elective for
Music Production and Engineering