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Cuban Masters Piano lessons

Cuban Masters Piano lessons

Many people are confused when learning to play salsa piano. Here are some lessons on playing piano Cuban style, but these lessons also apply to salsa pianists. Your guide is Emilio Morales who has played with the giants of Cuban music including,...

Cuban Masters Piano - Son-Montuno

In this video, Emilio Morales explains son montuno for pianists. Son Montuno The examples played in the ensembles do not have a traditional son montuno, but one can feel its strong presence in all Cuban music. The following example is a standard...
Cuban Masters Series Piano - Bolero

Cuban Masters Series Piano - Bolero

Here is the bolero lesson. http://mayuli.wistia.com/medias/kewm6jkk8e?embedType=api&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Bolero transcript Let’s talk about the bolero. The bolero is the combination of emotions and harmonic concepts. For example, l...

Cuban Masters Series Piano - Cha-cha-chá

In this episode, Emilio Morales discusses the Cha-cha-chá. Get the Cuban Masters Series Piano book   http://mayuli.wistia.com/medias/1dtxqwvfb8?embedType=api&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Cha-cha-chá The cha-cha-chá is a style that is...
Cuban Masters Series Piano - Changüi

Cuban Masters Series Piano - Changüi

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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xanFywvg-NY Transcript of Cuban Masters Series Piano ...
Cuban Masters Series Piano - Danzón

Cuban Masters Series Piano - Danzón

Here is the danzón video. Enjoy http://mayuli.wistia.com/medias/9pygr0vt5l?embedType=api&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Transcript Let's talk about the style known as danzón. This is a very peculiar style within Cuban music, since it has s...
Cuban Masters Series - Cuban Tres

Cuban Masters Series - Cuban Tres

Here are the videos for the Cuban Master Series - Cuban Tres. Your guide is Leonel "Guajiro" Gonzalez and there are lessons on: History of the Cuban tres Tuning the Cuban tres Traditional patterns Modern son patterns Changüi more ...
Cuban Masters Series - Cuban Tres Bolero

Cuban Masters Series - Cuban Tres 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. [S3VIDEO file='Cuban-tres/Bolero-and-Guajeo.mp4'] Transcript (lots of playing on this one) Let’s look a...
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/Cha-cha-cha.mp4'] Transcript ...
Cuban Masters Series Cuban Tres - Exercises

Cuban Masters Series Cuban Tres - Exercises

In this lesson Leonel talks about picking and gives two exercises to develop independence between the right and left hands. If you don’t have the Cuban Masters Series Cuban Tres Book get it. All the exercises and more are in it.   [S3VIDEO f...
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. [S3VIDEO file='Cuban-tres/Guajira.mp4'] No transcript for this one about...
Cuban Masters Series Cuban Tres - History

Cuban Masters Series Cuban Tres - History

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.     http://youtu.be/jCu9FrqMzyI Transcript: The Cuban tres appears at ...

Cuban Masters Series Cuban Tres - Introduction

You can get the masters series at http://e88.me/gy572 or Amazon and other book stores. Leonel discusses the origins of the Cuban tres, its tuning and shows a few patterns both traditional and modern son. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuZCRYahxtc Transcript...
Cuban Masters Series Cuban Tres - Mambo

Cuban Masters Series Cuban Tres - Mambo

In this video Leonel talks about the mambo and how to play it on the Cuban tres. This is a somewhat advanced lesson, so make sure your fingers are ready!   [S3VIDEO file='Cuban-tres/Mambo.mp4']   Transcript Ok, let's show how ...
Cuban Masters Series Cuban Tres - More Son Tumbao

Cuban Masters Series Cuban Tres - More Son Tumbao

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://mayuli-1.wistia.com/medias/9jk28mrs1n?embedType=iframe&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 No...
Cuban Masters Series Cuban Tres - Roots of the tres

Cuban Masters Series Cuban Tres - Roots of the tres

Roots of Cuban Music In this lesson Leonel discusses Changüi, Nengon, and Kiriba with examples of course! If you don't have the Cuban Masters Series Cuban Tres Book get it. All the patterns and more are in it.   [S3VIDEO file='Cuban-tres/Roots-of-tres.mp4'] Transcript ...
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. [S3VIDEO file='Cuban-tres/Timba.mp4'] Transcript Now let's try a little timba… (demonstrates with the tres ) The modern son… (d...
Guitar Lessons

Guitar Lessons

Cuban or Latin guitar is not really like other styles. As Dayron Ortega explains in these lessons, Cuban guitarists have adapted and incorporated many differing styles to create a unique way to play guitar. If you are a guitarist or an arranger...

Cuban Masters Guitar - Introduction

  Introduction En Español

Cuban Masters Guitar - Patterns part 1

Patterns part 1 (Matamoros and Arsenio) English [S3VIDEO file="video/Guitar-patterns-1-en.mp4"] En Español [S3VIDEO file="video/Guitar-patterns-1-es.mp4"]
Cuban Masters Series Guitar - Bordoneo

Cuban Masters Series Guitar - Bordoneo

Bordoneo - Strumming In this Cuban guitar masters class, Dayron Ortega talks about the different strumming that is done in Cuban music. [S3VIDEO file='video/Guitar/Bordoneo-Strumming.mp4'] Transcript The bordoneo is very characteristic in the...
Me Voy Pa' Sibanicú private lesson

Me Voy Pa' Sibanicú private lesson

This is one of the few videos from my private lesson collection that I will release. This was recorded in about 2004 at my house in Buena Vista with Leonel "Guajiro" Gonzalez schooling me on the Cuban tres. He is playing an old standard called: Mañana ...