1) (Regional style) (Song and dance form) These danceable, lighthearted songs evolved from the Verdiales and
have a similar rhythm and form. According to Juan Serrano, the well known semi-classical Malagueña by the Cuban
composer Ernesto Lecuona is based on the regional style of Malagueña. Donn Pohren however, believes it was
influenced by the Flamenco style. What can I say? Take your pick. 2) (flamenco style) (Song form. Cante jondo.
Toque libre) This style of Malagueñas was created and developed by singers such as Juan Breva, and became very
popular in the café cantante circuit in the late 19th century. Unlike the happy and lively style of the
regional Malagueña, this freer style has a melancholy mood about it.
Hammer. A rarely used alternative meaning the same as GOLPE.
Hammer stroke. This is a variation of the supported stroke (rest stroke) in guitar playing. While the rest
stroke is executed with a curved finger, which flexes straight at the first two joints while playing a note,
the martillo stroke begins with a straight finger and snaps down forcefully to the next lower string. The
result is a strong sound of much greater volume than the traditional classical style rest stroke.
Songs of the blacksmiths. Songs accompanied by the sound of the blacksmiths hammer (martillo ) striking the
anvil.See also TONAS
Guitar neck, handle.
Half. Middle finger. Right hand guitar notation symbol - indicated by a lower case 'm'.
(SONG FORM) This song form originated in Argentina. Played in 4/4 time in A minor, it is similar in some ways
to the Farruca, except that the falsetas are more lyrical. It has syncopations and a mood of controlled passion
reminiscent of the Tientos. The compás is variable: sometimes free, sometimes well defined. The song modulates
from minor to major at certain times and in places displays distinct rhythmic and melodic reflections of the
(SONG FORM) The word comes from Minero (miner) and deals with mining themes as one would expect. It is one of
the group of songs known as cantes de Levante.
(Song and dance form) One of the group of songs known as Cantiñas. This is in many ways identical to Alegrías,
but lacking the dynamic quality and grace.
(Song and dance form) One of the group of songs known as cantes de Levante.
An exclamation of approval or encouragement. Probably from the word 'Allah'.