The Latin Guitar Handbook (eBook)
The most complete and comprehensive handbook outlining the role of the guitar in the music of Cuba, Brazil, Columbia, Mexico, and other South American countries in print. A complete survey and guide for any guitarist interested in performing different styles of Latin music. Each chapter examines the styles common to the music of a featured country. Includes a thorough exploration of the history, common instrumentation, core rhythms, guitar patterns and chord voicings, transcriptions, application, and provid ...more
Product Number:
21685EB
Format:
eBook
Skill Level:
Beginning-Intermediate
Pages:
96
Binding:
eBook
ISBN:
1-6097-4694-5
ISBN13:
978-16097-4694-0
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
10/7/2010
The most complete and comprehensive handbook outlining the role of the guitar in the music of Cuba, Brazil, Columbia, Mexico, and other South American countries in print. A complete survey and guide for any guitarist interested in performing different styles of Latin music. Each chapter examines the styles common to the music of a featured country. Includes a thorough exploration of the history, common instrumentation, core rhythms, guitar patterns and chord voicings, transcriptions, application, and provides musical examples in each style.

Students will explore: Mambo, Cha-Cha, Samba, Bossa Nova, Cumbia, Vallenato, Baion, Bolero, Rumba Flamenco, and Contemporary Latin PopGǪjust to name a few! Students may choose to focus in on one style or sample many. This resource book contains valuable knowledge guitarists can also utilize in application to a multitude of branch styles (jazz, smooth jazz, pop, rock, and the ever GÇô growing Latin Music market), including what to play with an ensemble.
Chapter 1 : Origins
The Journey from Spain
Chapter 2 : Cuba
History
Understanding the Clave
The Danzon
The Cha - Cha - Cha
Rumba Styles
The Mambo
The Songo
Chapter 3 : Columbia
History
The Cumbia
The Vallenato
Chapter 4 : Brazil
History
Understanding Brazilian Rhythms
The Choro
The Samba
The Bossa Nova
The Baiao
Chapter 5 : Venezuela
History
The Joropo
Chapter 6 : Peru
History
The Festejo
The Lando
The Huayno
The Marinera
The Vals Peruano
Chapter 7 : Mexico
History
The Bolero
The Trio Format
Bolero Vocabulary/Patterns
Developing Intros
Bolero Transcriptions
Chapter 8 : Modern Styles
History
Rumba Flamenca
Flamenco Vocabulary
Contemporary Latin Pop/Rock
 
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