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The Latin Guitar Handbook

The Latin Guitar Handbook
Mel Bay


SKU AM4887
Author Dr. Chris Mello
Format Book
Duration 96 pages
Notation Standard Notation & TAB
Publisher Mel Bay
Departments Flamenco Guitar
Our price: £4.53


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 Popàjust 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 û growing Latin Music market), including what to play with an ensemble.

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