The most complete and comprehensive handbook outlining the role of the guitar in the music of Cuba, Brazil, Columbia, Mexico, and other South American countries in print. A complete survey and guide for any guitarist interested in performing different styles of Latin music. Each chapter examines the styles common to the music of a featured country. Includes a thorough exploration of the history, common instrumentation, core rhythms, guitar patterns and chord voicings, transcriptions, application, and provides musical examples in each style.
Students will explore: Mambo, Cha-Cha, Samba, Bossa Nova, Cumbia, Vallenato, Baion, Bolero, Rumba Flamenco, and Contemporary Latin Pop""¦just to name a few! Students may choose to focus in on one style or sample many. This resource book contains valuable knowledge guitarists can also utilize in application to a multitude of branch styles (jazz, smooth jazz, pop, rock, and the ever, growing Latin Music market), including what to play with an ensemble. ©2009, Beginning-Intermediate, 96 pages.