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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!

Cuban Masters Series Cuban Tres
Cuban Masters Series Cuban Tres

 

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Transcript

Ok, let's show how the Cuban tres is used in a mambo context. This is one of the variations… (demonstrates with the tres)

The tres can play voicings or do contra-tumbaos with the horns. It can also play together with the bass and the piano. It should always match the piano harmony, without playing the same part. Look carefully at the harmonic progressions and avoid clashing with the piano.

 

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Mambo Example on Cuban tres
Mambo Example on Cuban tres