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Beyond Salsa Piano is a history and anthology of the role of the piano in the Cuban rhythm section – from its first appearance to the present. In a broader sense, it’s a study of the tumbao – the art of creating music from layers of repeating rhythmic and melodic phrases. Whether these syncopated figures are called tumbaos, guajeos, montunos, riffs or vamps, this Afro-Cuban concept lies at the heart of nearly every popular music genre from salsa to rock , funk, R&B, hiphop and jazz.

While presented as a set of method books, the series doubles as a history course and record collecting guide for listeners, dancers, and players of instruments other than the piano.

Perhaps the most important goal of the series is to provide a comprehensive understanding of how tumbaos are constructed, their central role in the texture of Latin music of all eras, and the endless possibilities they provide for creative composing and arranging.
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Beyond Salsa Bass V3 (Free)

Artist:   Kevin Moore

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01  A bailar mi bomba 1 (fast) 1:24 Track 3-26a of 616 - Beyond Salsa Bass Volume 3
02  Ponte para las cosas 3 (fast) 1:21 Track 5-25 of 616 - Beyond Salsa Bass Volume 3
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This is the FREE 60 track audio album for Beyond Salsa Bass Volume 3 (Salsa, Songo and the Roots of Latin Jazz), the third volume in the bass series and the first to extensively cover New York and Puerto Rican salsa and pre-salsa as well as Latin jazz. The complete product (separate purchase) has 616 tracks. The accompanying eBook is also a separate purchase.

The complete, unabridged 440-page book is available in print and as an eBook as well as in the abridged online version that you're currently reading. There are 60 free, downloadable audio files and another 556 audio files available as a $10 download.

Click here to download the FREE sample pdf of Beyond Salsa Bass Volume 3 now!


Salsa, Songo and the Roots of Latin Jazz
Doubling as a history and music appreciation course, each volume of the Beyond Salsa Bass series is significantly longer than the corresponding volume of Beyond Salsa Piano.

At 442 pages, Beyond Salsa Bass Vol.3 is by far the longest of the 26 Beyond Salsa books and the first to extensively cover New York and Puerto Rican salsa and pre-salsa as well as Latin jazz. Its audio product (separate purchase) has 616 tracks (a generous selection of 60 free audio tracks is also available by download). The book includes a bass tumbao for every piano tumbao in each of Volumes 3 and 4 of the Beyond Salsa Piano series, but it also includes hundreds of bass tumbaos from and historical analyses of areas of Latin music not covered in the piano series: Puerto Rico, New York, Latin Jazz, the Cuban descargas and additional aspects of the Cuban music of 1959-1989, i.e., from the Cuban Revolution to the Fall of the Berlin Wall.

In addition to exercises in music notation, the bass series delves far more deeply into history and the biographies and discographies of individual artists than either the piano or percussion series. The bass series could be thought of as a thorough general history of Latin popular music, told from the perspective of the bass student.

Click here to visit the Beyond Salsa Bass Vol.3 full product page. Beyond Salsa Bass

Beyond Salsa Bass is the companion series to Beyond Salsa Piano, launched in 2009 and now spanning thirteen (13) volumes. As of July 2014, five (5) bass volumes have been released: Volumes 6 and 7 on Alain Pérez, and the three beginning books, Volume 1: For Beginners, Vol 2: covering the same period as Beyond Salsa Piano Vol.2, Cuba from 1940-1959, aka, the "golden age of Cuban music", and now Volume 3: covering New York and Puerto Rican salsa and pre-salsa as well as Latin jazz.

To learn more about the BEYOND SALSA Series of musical instruction books, the leading source of Afro-Cuban music studies on the planet, please visit http://beyondsalsa.info.