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F - flamenco glossary

compilation: © Flamenco.ru
translation: Ana Ruiz
updated: 01.06.2010

A B C Ch D E F G H I J K L LL M N Ñ O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

FALSETA: Melodic phrase or embellishment that the guitar player executes between copla and copla or before the song; that is when the singer is quiet, thus giving loose reign to personal inspiration.

FANDANGUERO: Term applied to the repertoire or compilation of fandangos, as well as the to the interpreter who specializes in songs for fandangos.

FANDANGUILLERO: Term applied to the repertoire or compilation of fandanguillos and also to the specialized interpreter of song or dance for fandanguillos.

FARALÁ: Ruffle that adorns the skirts or gowns; short or with a train as used in the traditional costumes of the Andalusian woman, and especially, the dancer. It consists of a strip of fabric that circles the dress, folded and sewn on the higher part and loose underneath.

FARFULLEO: An insertion of the singer, during the interpretation of a song of deficient voice or significance. At times it constitutes of whole thirds that are repeated, as in el tirititran, tran, tran, that serves to initiate on occasions, the song por alegrías.

FIESTA: In flamenco slang, a reunion of aficionados, generally thorough aficionados and interpreters in that one can breathe in a climate of intimacy and profound respect for the singer, the dancer and the guitarist, as they feel “a gusto” (in pleasure) – in the ideal ambiance to express its art.

FLAMENCOLOGÍA: Knowledge of groups of techniques, theories, historical dates, etc. concerning flamenco song, dance and guitar.

FLAMENCOLOGO: An expert in flamencology.

FLAMENQUISMO: In the superlative sense, affection towards flamenco in all its forms, expressions and customs, also being synonymous with the quality of the flamenco art. In the depreciatory sense, the term has been at times used in the process of deforming what is flamenco towards simpler and more commercial modes of expressions, and equally false in the concept of what is flamenco, in diverse areas to a personal level.

FLOREAR: To play two or three chords on the guitar successively with three fingers without stopping, thus forming a continuous sound; or when the voice of the singer produces a succession of melismas.

FONDO: Back part of the resonance box of the guitar, that is usually constructed, when referring to the flamenco guitar, of wood and cypress, like the hoop.