How to Play "Spanish Guitar" | Toni Braxton (Flamenco Guitar Tutorial)

You may have heard the beautiful guitar intro for the 2000 hit song performed by Toni Braxton, “Spanish Guitar.” This solo was performed by renowned studio guitarist, Dean Parks. Although Parks played this solo with a pick, I am going to show you how to play it with your fingers while using common flamenco guitar techniques, such as arpegio, picado, ligado, and rasgueados.


You won’t want to miss with tutorials for the flamenco guitar. If you’ve ever been asked to play something “Spanish” on the guitar, then this solo is just what you’ve been looking for, because not only will I teach you one…but TWO flamenco rasgueados or “rasgueos,” or AKA: "rajeos." Enjoy!


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Lesson guide with TABs + standard notation

Audio backing/practice tracks

SoundSlice interactive TABs

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