Salsa and Afro Cuban Montunos for Pianoby Carlos Campos, Andrew D. Gordon (Editor)
Salsa and Afro Cuban Montunos For Piano authored by Carlos Campos is an extremely informative 100 page book containing over 400 musical examples showing you how to play in these aforementioned Latin styles. Mr. Campos who teaches a course in Latin piano styles at the Berklee School Of Music originates from Lima Peru and has studied Latin music for over 20 years. This book contains great study material for learning the various techniques and rhythms used in playing Latin piano styles. It can be used as a source to practice reading syncopated rhythms. A CD with piano and percussion rhythm tracks of many of the examples in the book is available.
- A. D. G. Productions
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- Edition description:
- book w/CD
- Product dimensions:
- 8.70(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)
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I can't read music! I'll admit it. But I have an ear, actually two this is all you need. I am now performing three different samples (pgs 41,59,60)it's incredible! My wife now sees me and congratulates me on a job well done. It is an excellent pleasure investment 'buy it today'!
Campos has unraveled the mystery and much of the difficulty of playing in the salsa style. His book introduces the rhythms of the 2-3 clave and the 3-2 clave, and shows how the piano riffs fit into these basic rhythms. Every example is completely notated and chord symbols appear above. The examples on the CD are very high quality, and the accompaniment percussion tracks are great to jam along with. The book is very methodological; each example must be mastered before progressing to the next. There is a new set of exercises for each chord progression. Most of the examples are in the key of C major and C minor, to get the feel, so you have to transpose them on your own to get through other keys. The last lessons are standard progressions which combine all the different techniques in the book. I have thoroughly enjoyed playing through it. I am a piano teacher myself, and I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in learning to play salsa piano.