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M - flamenco glossary

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

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MACHO: Generally, three verses that are added to certain flamenco songs to enhance them with a more alive feeling, it has become a type of corroboration of the song. Also refers to the castañet that is positioned on the left hand.

MALAGE: Tasteless, without charm. Comes from the term having “mal angel” meaning “bad angel”.

MALAGUEÑERO: It is applied to the repertoire or compilation of malagueñas and also the interpreter that masters the songs por malagueñas or develops it as a specialty.

MANITAS DE PLATA: Term applied in reference to praising the guitarist executing an excellent interpretation. Translates to “little hands of silver”.

MARTINETERO: It is applied to the repertoire or compilation of martinetes and in general, to the different styles of notes; also to the interpreter specialized in singing por martinete.

MELISMA: Most characteristical of flamenco. Consisting of a succession of several notes sung to one single syllable as an embellishment.

MEOLLO: A fundamental part of flamenco song, or song itself, included between the departure and the closing, as it can well be distinguished in the cante por alegrías.

METAL: Condition of a person, state of being, natural.

MUDANZA: Each of the figures or movements performed to the beat when dancing.