Palmas

Only the accents are noted. Clap on the rests as well. The foot can be done with either right, left, or alternating. Audio examples will be 120, 180, and 230 bpm, respectively.


7 instead of 6.


Accents on 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11. This can be thought of in 6’s (12, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) instead of 12 as the pattern repeats every 6 beats. It is common to omit the rest notes here. You may have noticed guitarist’s tapping their foot to this pattern while playing. This is very advanced and if someone is able to play freely while foot tapping this rhythm that would indicate a strong understanding, I would even argue mastery, of the bulerías rhythm.


Palmas de Jerez can, maybe should, be thought of in 6’s. Light accent on 1 and heavier on 3. The second example shows a common embellishment. It is not uncommon to omit the unaccented clap on beat 12.