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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, Paulito F.G., NG La Banda, Team Cuba and more. He is a highly sought out session pianist and a treasure trove of Cuban music. Learn to play salsa piano from the best

Emilio Morales, a Cuban piano master and musicologist Jon Griffin know the importance of the piano’s role in Cuban music. Now they are going to share their knowledge with piano lovers everywhere.

Morales describes the piano as an instrument that has rhythm, melody and harmony. “You have to know where to apply the piano and how to use the piano,” he says.


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 https://s3.amazonaws.com/salsab/podcasts/cha-cha-cha-mastered.mp3 Cha-cha-chá ...
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...