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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,...
In this video, Emilio Morales explains son montuno for pianists.
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...
Here is the bolero lesson.
Let’s talk about the bolero.
The bolero is the combination of emotions and harmonic concepts. For example, l...
In this episode, Emilio Morales discusses the Cha-cha-chá.
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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.
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Here is the danzón video. Enjoy
Let's talk about the style known as danzón. This is a very peculiar style within Cuban music, since it has s...
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
Modern son patterns
In this lesson, Leonel talks about the Cuban bolero and plays a fantastic solo. He also discusses the guajeo, or introduction to the solo.
Transcript (lots of playing on this one)
Let’s look a...
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 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.
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.
No transcript for this one about...
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.
The Cuban tres appears at ...
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Leonel discusses the origins of the Cuban tres, its tuning and shows a few patterns both traditional and modern son.
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!
Ok, let's show how ...
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.
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.
Leonel talks about playing timba on the tres. This is an advanced lesson, but take your time and practice.
Now let's try a little timba… (demonstrates with the tres )
The modern son… (d...
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...
Patterns part 1 (Matamoros and Arsenio) English
Bordoneo - Strumming
In this Cuban guitar masters class, Dayron Ortega talks about the different strumming that is done in Cuban music.
The bordoneo is very characteristic in the...
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: