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  • Cuba is a fascinating island, and for many, the forbidden island. Salsa Blanca has been teaching about Cuba for over 15 years, and we hope that you enjoy our articles on Cuba and Cuban music. Whether you are interested in taking a trip to Cuba and want …

Cuban Masters Series Cuban Tres – More Son Tumbao

  • Cuban Masters Series -Cuban-Tres - More montunos

    Leonel plays a very famous son tumbao. This is very basic, but the feel is very important. Normally I wouldn’t have him sing due to copyright issues, but in this case I wanted to make sure people heard the placement of the melody with the tres. http:// …

Cuban Masters Series Cuban Tres – Timba

  • Cuban Masters Series Cuban Tres - Timba

    Leonel talks about playing timba on the tres. This is an advanced lesson, but take your time and practice. Cuban Masters Series Cuban Tres [S3VIDEO file=’Cuban-tres/Timba.mp4′] Transcript Now let’s try a little timba… (demonstrates with the tres) The m …

Cuban Masters Series Cuban Tres – Guajira

  • Cuban Masters Series Cuban Tres - Guajira

    In this lesson Leonel talks about the guajira and how to play it on the Cuban tres. This is a very typical guajira, and the pattern can be easily modified for a major key. Cuban Masters Series Cuban Tres [S3VIDEO file=’Cuban-tres/Guajira.mp4′] No trans …

Cuban Masters Series Cuban Tres – Cha-cha-chá

  • Cuban Masters Series Cuban Tres - Cha-cha-chá

    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.   Enjoy! [S3VIDEO file=’Cuban-tres/ …

Cuban Masters Series – Cuban Tres Bolero

  • Cuban Bolero

    In this lesson, Leonel talks about the Cuban bolero and plays a fantastic solo. He also discusses the guajeo, or introduction to the solo. Cuban Masters Series Cuban Tres [S3VIDEO file=’Cuban-tres/Bolero-and-Guajeo.mp4′] Transcript (lots of playing on …

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