Leonel discusses the origins of the Cuban tres, its tuning and shows a few patterns both traditional and modern son.
In this lesson Leonel "Guajiro" Gonzalez talks a little more about the history of the Cuban tres guitar. Its role and what music styles feature the Cuban tres.
Leonel talks about the guaira pattern and how to play it on the Cuban Tres. This very typical guajira pattern can be easily be changed to a major key.
In this lesson Leonel talks about picking and gives two exercises to develop independence between the right and left hands on the Cuban tres.
In this lesson Leonel shows how to adapt the cha-cha-chá to the Cuban tres. Although cha-cha-chá is not normally played on the Cuban tres, it has been done and can be adapted for either ensemble or solo playing.
In this lesson, Leonel talks about the Cuban bolero and plays a fantastic solo. He also discusses the guajeo, or introduction to the solo.
Let's talk about the style known as danzón. This is a very peculiar style within Cuban music, since it has several different playing outlines.
Here is a very short clip on playing changüi on the piano. It is normally played on the Cuban tres, but here Emilio talks about adapting the piano for this style.
In this episode, Emilio Morales discusses the Cha-cha-chá. The cha-cha-chá is a style that is majestic in essence.
The bolero is the combination of emotions and harmonic concepts. Like any other style, we need to have a wide harmonic knowledge and a refined musical taste.