The Origin of Solea

by Rodrigo Gonzalez

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  • It is one of the pillars of flamenco. This majesty, melodic richness and depth of implementation make it one of the most performed flamenco styles. It's a solemn dance that is well suited to the dancers, because its main elements are the woman's own movements.
    It must have arisen during the first third of the nineteenth century.

    It differs from other flamenco forms in its solemnity to interpret it, the feeling is the main component of it.
    The rhythm of the Solea is a basic outline of twelve times extended to other flamenco styles in the same group.
    1.2.3 - 4.5.6 - 7.8 - 9.10-11.12

    This lesson is harmonically based on the scale of Andalusia. The lyrics touch on many topics, from the inconsequential to the tragic. Highlights references to life, love and death. Currently, the Soleus is a style of the most performed by singers at festivals and concerts, the main reason of this is that fans not only enjoy interpretative difficulties but also its diversity of variants.

    E Phrygian Major

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