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Cuban Masters Series – Cuban Tres

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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

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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...