This must-have manual for all bassists teacheshow to play Afro-Cuban and Brazilian styles such as mambo, cha cha cha, bolero, nanigo, songo, merengue, samba, bossa nova, 3/4 bossa nova, baiao, and partido alto. For each style, there is a brief introduction, an example or two of the basic groove, and a play-along song on the accompanying CD - both with and without bass parts. Also includes a list of artists for recommended listening. ©2001, 32 pages. Book & CD.