Familiarize yourself with some basic chords that fit into the Spanish sound. Two important chords are A minor and E minor. These two chords are excellent starting chords to help you work with a simple Spanish guitar pattern. Other chords you learn later are E major, A major, F major and B. You can buy a chord glossary from a music store or find one for free online (see resources).
Play the E minor chord and the A minor to familiarize yourself with the sounds. For the E-mini chord, place your two middle fingers on the other thread neck on the A and D strings and play all the strings at once with this chord shape, leaving the low E-string open. For an A minor, place your index finger on the first string on the second string (B-string), your ring finger on the second string of the third string (G-string), and your middle finger on the second string in the D-string. These are the easiest chords to do and the best to start playing a simple Spanish rhythm. Check your chord book regularly to form the chords properly.
Strum the E chord, then play each individual string by itself without taking your fingers away from the E minor chor d form. Play the strings from the thickest to the thinnest, then immediately insert the A minor and play the same pattern. You hear the Spanish sound in these two chords. You will not use a pick for Spanish guitar. Use your fingers to select individual notes and all four fingers to stream. The best method is to bend your fingers and wrap them over the strings for a stocking or pull them over the strings to stock up.
Strum the E chord three times fast, with the first stream going down the strings, away from you, the second coming up and the third stream coming down again. Let the third drum ring for several seconds so that it is noticeably longer than the first two drums, and then repeat with the A-hand chord. Keep playing this pattern from time to time until you get used to it.
Combine the two patterns and experiment with the rhythm you played to play the chords. You can change your right rhythm to achieve the Spanish rhythm sound in a number of ways. When switching between chords, try taking notes inside the chords separately as fillers. The sound will be there. It’s practicing, but soon you’ll be able to combine these two chords with others to play simple Spanish rhythms on guitar.
Spanish guitar music is a beautiful style of music that combines elements of Flamenco and classical guitar sounds and technology as well. Spanish guitar music is usually played on an acoustic guitar with nylon strings or on a classical guitar, but the music can be played on any type of guitar, including an electric one. Spanish guitar is more about sound and technology than the type of instrument. Learning to play this melodic musical form takes patience and practice, but with a little of both, anyone can do it.