SPARK MINI from Positive Grid. Battery-powered portable practice amp and Bluetooth® speaker with smart app integration and big, beautiful multi-dimensional sound. Take your tone anywhere!
Cuba based rap duo, Zona Franka, blends traditional rhythms with the grit and swagger of hip-hop and rap vocal phrasings. Their clever shout choruses create instant tropical dance classics using their unique self-titled "changui con flow" style.
Contact us to license Latin music for tv & film.

Beyond Salsa Piano Vol5

Artist:   Kevin Moore

Style Released Album Tracks Charts
Instructional 2010 72 1


© 2010 A. Kevin Moore. All rights reserved.
Audio album download includes album tracks and cover art.
All audio tracks in MP3-VBR format. About LPM album downloads.
# Name Play Time Info
01  Estudio 2 Fast
Alternative text
0:33 tumbao study 2 - track 11 of 72
02  Estudio 21 Fast
Alternative text
0:48 tumbao study 21 - track 49 of 72
03  Estudio 31 Fast
Alternative text
0:48 tumbao study 31 - track 69 of 72

Do NOT use Safari or Microsoft Explorer / Edge browsers to make eBook purchases.
Google Chrome and Firefox browsers are the ones that work. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view.
Name Difficulty Notation Price
eBook Beyond Salsa Piano Vol5 Sample Med - Hard Piano $9.99 Buy_now_ebook
Volume 5 covers the Timba era that began in 1989. That period changed the role of the piano more dramatically than any other, producing the incredible array of innovations that were the inspiration for this series of books. Beyond Salsa Piano is an instructional (eBook + audio), play-along history and anthology of the role of the piano in the Cuban rhythm section –from its first appearance to the present. This is the fifth book in a instructional series set to become the new standard for contemporary Latin piano styles. 125 pages (125 páginas) with 72 audio tracks (72 pistas).

Special notes about Beyond Salsa Piano Volume 5:

** Beyond Salsa Piano Volume 5 is the fifth in a series of instructional methods composed of an eBook with audio tracks. The eBook and audio tracks are sold separately. The eBook is a personalized pdf download compatible with Adobe Acrobat (more eBook info here).

** All 72 audio tracks have stereo separation: the left channel has the left hand piano part and the right channel has the right hand piano part.

The Timba era that began in 1989 changed the role of the piano more dramatic than any other, producing the incredible array of innovations that were the inspiration for this series of books.

Chapter 1 is a brief history of timba, covering the most important groups and pianists.

Chapter 2 deals with the genre as a whole, the lyrics, dance and culture as well as the harmonic and rhythmic elements that differentiate it from earlier Cuban music.

Chapter 3 deals with the concept of gears, first introduced in the Tomás Cruz Conga Method. In that book, gears were described as they pertained to the specific bands that Tomás recorded with. Here, we extend the concept to all of the post-1990 bands, explaining it first in general and then as it specifically pertains to the pianist.

Chapter 4 isolates and describes ten major piano innovations of the timba era.

Chapter 5 consists of 32 "estudios" - special tumbaos, all on the same chord progression, designed to demonstrate the innovations described in the previous chapter.

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.

Click here for a pdf sample of the Beyond Salsa Piano Volume 5 eBook.

Click here for more Volume 5 samples. Email the author = kevin [at] timba [dot] com

Beyond Salsa Piano Vol12     Beyond Salsa Piano Vol11     Beyond Salsa Piano Vol10

Beyond Salsa Piano Vol9     Beyond Salsa Piano Vol8     Beyond Salsa Piano Vol7

Beyond Salsa Piano Vol6     Beyond Salsa Piano Vol5     Beyond Salsa Piano Vol4

Beyond Salsa Piano Vol3     Beyond Salsa Piano Vol2     Beyond Salsa Piano Vol1