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VIDEO BSPercussion v3
Artist: Kevin Moore
|01||Marcha Arriba 21||0:51||sample audio track Beyond Salsa Percussion - Timba Gears|
|02||Bomba 5||1:01||sample audio track Beyond Salsa Percussion - Timba Gears|
This video album includes 7 video files + 7 pre-looped movements (7 videos y 7 loops). Download a free trial of the Transcribe! video loop program here.
Rhythms covered: marcha abajo, marcha arriba, marcha de mambo, muela, presión, masacote, bomba (bonus tracks = solos).
Beyond Salsa Percussion Volume 3 is the second in a series of instructional methods composed of an eBook with video and audio tracks. The eBook, video files and audio tracks are sold separately.
eBook: The eBook is made available through our View to Print system. 144 pages.
Audio: All the audio from the live video performance has been organized into 202 audio tracks.
Video: All 7 video files are on .mov quicktime format (all 7 video loop files are in .xsc Trabscribe format). Download a free trial of the Transcribe! video loop program here.
"Calixto Oviedo is the sole creator of the latest grooves in popular Cuban music, what we know as Timba, with the integration of timbales and drumset. Impeccable taste and technique, combined with his knowledge of AfroCuban rhythms, make Calixto a musician to follow. This book is a testimonial to all of that." -- Horacio “El Negro” Hernández
In Volume 2 of the series, the first volume on Calixto Oviedo, we asked Calixto to demonstrate the traditional Cuban rhythms which most influenced his later innovations, and which are most useful to him in his current range of touring and recording situations. For example, with Juan de Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All Stars, Calixto regularly performs authentic danzón (Chapter 1) and chachachá (Chapter 2), while other rhythms, such as mozambique (Chapter 3) and pilón (Chapter 4) have more subtly influenced the creation of the modern style he developed with Adalberto Álvarez, NG La Banda, and continues to use with La Jugada and the various groups that he leads in Europe.
In each chapter, we study the history, development and discography of the genre under study, highlighting the groups and recordings that have resulted in that genre withstanding the test of time and solidifying its place in history, and as an influence on later genres and players. The rhythms covered in Volume 2 are danzón, chachachá, mozambique, pilón, simalé, and upa-upa. Volume 3 will be devoted entirely to Calixto’s modern style, with each chapter covering a separate element of that style. For example, how he plays behind the cuerpo (marcha abajo), behind the coros (marcha arriba), behind the timba breakdowns (presión and bomba) and so on.
Calixto Oviedo is the first featured artist in Beyond Salsa Percussion, the companion series to author Kevin Moore’s acclaimed Beyond Salsa Piano series. Oviedo, who played with such groups as NG La Banda and Adalberto Álvarez y su Son, is a living legend among Cuban drummers. This, the second volume of the series, Calixto Oviedo: Basic Rhythms, is a survey of the traditional rhythms that Oviedo mastered prior to the innovations of his modern period. With dozens of carefully transcribed musical examples, the objective is to help experienced Latin drummers master the new Cuban styles, to aid American and European drummers master Latin drumming in general, and to explain the intricacies of Cuban music to arrangers, listeners and dancers.
Click here for a FREE pdf sample of the Beyond Salsa Percussion Volume 2 eBook.
Calixto, like many modern Cuban drummers, sits at a full drumset and has a timbales rig to his left. We’ve tried to stick to already-established conventions, but a certain amount of creativity was necessary to cover the vast arsenal of timbres that Calixto’s rig enables him to use:
Drums: Kick Drum, Floor Tom, High-Mid Tom, High Tom, Snare Drum, Low Timbal, High Timbal
Bells and Blocks: Large Campana (Bongo Bell), Contracampana (Timbal Bell), Cha Bell, Jam block
Cymbals: Hihat, Ride Cymbal, Crash Cymbal, Splash Cymbal