Salsa, Afro Cuban Montunos for Guitar. Finally the first instructional book showing guitarists how to play Salsa styles. Following on from his highly successful. Documents Similar To Salsa Afro Cuban Montunos for Guitar. Guitar Music of Uploaded by. kostas salsa guitar. Uploaded by. This Latin improvisation lesson uses an A minor montuno. A montuno is a unique accompaniment pattern often used in Latin America, especially in Afro-Cuban.

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You can call it salsa guitar or playing montunos or trying to sound like a tres. Mambosonson-montunomontunocha-chasongotimbalatin jazz are some that are fairly well known styles. At least enough so that I know about them. It also helps you focus on your time and groove. Plus you get to play salsa.

Please note, that while I have some experience with the style, I am certainly by far not an expert! So please check out the lesson, but please also continue you search for other sources of knowledge. A Tres One way to start is try to play what either a tres or cuatro is playing or to try an imitate part of what the piano is doing. Once you hear the different parts, you will be able to fit what you are playing into what the rest of the band is playing.

Before or simultaneous to learning a few starter riffs to play on guitar depending on who you talk to, called montunos or tumbaos …definitely check out these different interlocking rhythms that really make salsa music what it is.

These interlocking patterns weave together to create an amazing, magical groove that gets people wanting to dance. If you learn the different rhythms you can hear better where you fit in, plus understand the accents, guitag also get a better feel for everything.

It goes like this:. We will come back to the clave. For now, just tap the beat with your foot and montuhos clave with your hand. Tumbao can have different meanings but here we are talking about the bass part that was adapted from the tumbao drum part in more traditional styles of Afro-Cuban music.

The orange highlights signify the tumbao in the diagram below. Check out playing tumbao and a montuno, salsa guitar lesson. It shows how to play a tumbao bass line and a montuno at the same time. Cascara means shell and the patterns are usually played on mojtunos shell of the timbales. You could also play them with a bell.

There gyitar few different patterns that are traditionally played with the bell. They relate to the clave. You can read an in depth discussion on bell patterns at Wikipedia. Watch this video on YouTube Learning to dance salsa Half the fun and beauty of salsa is the dance. And, guktar helps your time! Watch this video on YouTube You can count dancing as practice timetoo!


Pick a slower song or a cha-cha-cha and just dance the mambo slowed down to practice and just groove on the basic step. You can sing and play the different parts like the clave, the cascara, and the tumbao if you want more of a challenge. Like the needle said to the record: And remember to make sure your feet are hitting the floor in time to the music. Watch this video on YouTube This song includes a tres playing the mlntunos montuno.

Watch this video on YouTube. Watch this video on YouTube Montuno patterns for salsa guitar Video lesson of montuno section. Watch this video on YouTube One chord montuno. So montuns will start with a montuno in motunos A minor. You can pick any note from the chord but play with the following rhythm. So follow the rhythm of the tao sign in green. The numbers above are the two bar count. Please remember to try variations and different montunod.

These are just ideas. Of course, learning from the music will always help a lot, too! PDF of montunks sample A minor montunos. Watch this video on YouTube Playing 4 chords. It may sound complicated but it is pretty straight forward once you start feeling the groove. Get some recordings to play along with and also get beatcraft programmed a clave and some of the other patterns so you can practice. As you can hear there is so much more you can do.

But being able to play a major groove and a minor groove are good places to start out. This goes from G to F. Try figure out the bass lick. The bass and guiro start, then you hear the mambo clavethen trumpet!

You can basically play the piano montuno. It comes in later 4: Learn the bass part, then listen again play the piano montuno back over the song.

Try to play all the percussion parts. Play the conga solo on your guitar! The chords are Eb, Ab, Bb, Ab. Watch this video on Momtunos Chan Chan. Watch this video on Guiitar Candela.

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They contain a lot of usefully and amazing information. I know that they certainly have helped me a lot except for the tres cubano book, which I have not read but would like to. This provides a great overview of how the different instruments fit together in a various salsa situations. She also wrote montunos for pianowhich is a really good book.

For Piano and Ensemble. This a great book to practice up different montunos. They have lots of common chord progressions with examples and play-alongs in both and clave. Salsa and Afro Cuban Montunos for Guitar. Tons of written and audio examples.


But it looks good. Another great book by Rebecca! Remember to learn the songs as much as you can from the vinyl! But this book has tons of interesting songs. The Latin Real Book. And also for planting trees! A lot of the musicians i.

Campos Music – Salsa, Afro Cuban Montunos for Guitar

Fania All-Stars that made salsa popular in the 70s were located in New York. They were mostly from Puerto Rico and Cubathough musicians came from many places i. Johnny Pacheco and Larry Harlow.

Irakere was more latin jazz and songobut I feel like in the 70s, Cuban music was more inspired by jazz harmonies. Buena Vista Social Club is a good example of some of the old-school Cuban styles of music that people usually associate with salsa.

Improv with Latin Montuno Pattern

Check out Afro-latin Afro-Cuban and Afro-Puerto-Rican musical styles to understand the deeper roots of salsa, son and mambo. The Mambo was a dance craze that hit New York in the 40s and 50s. Many bebop musicians Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie incorporated Cuban and other Caribbean rhythms into their bebop compositions.

This, in my opinion, reflected upon the greater mambo popularity that occurred at the time. Of all the musical styles, to me, mambo is the main immediate precursor to salsa, montynos not really the first chapter of salsa music. It uses a lot of the same instrumentation, rhythms, and dance steps. If montunis go to dance salsa, the band or DJ may play some old-school mambo, too. Thanks for checking out the semi-secret section for those of you who watched all the credits. But check out how the guitar part outlines a clave.

But really I love this isolated track of Van Halen, so I just wanted an excuse to share it with you here. It has a montuno-like guitar part. He starts by playing something like a shuffle-rock-clave- 2ndline -salsa.

An iconic song by Tito PuenteI would suggest you check out a few versions of the song to get a feel for how all these great musicians adapted it to different musical settings. Irakere hails from Cuba and they are a genre-warping experience. I recommend lovers of 70s music montuns schedule in some serious listening time to these guys.

Watch this video on YouTube This version starts out with a rumba clave. Watch this video on YouTube And please also.