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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 V2 (Free)

Artist:   Kevin Moore

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This is the FREE 24 track audio album for Beyond Salsa Bass Volume 2 -- which covers the same period as Beyond Salsa Piano Vol.2, Cuba from 1940-1959, aka, the "golden age of Cuban music" (featuring the works of Arsenio Rodríguez and Cachao among others). The complete product (separate purchase) has 256 tracks. The accompanying eBook is also a separate purchase.

The complete, unabridged 220-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 24 free, downloadable audio files and another 232 audio files available as a $10 download.

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Arsenio, Cachao and the Golden Age of Cuban Music
Beyond Salsa Bass, Vol.2 covers the same period as Beyond Salsa Piano, Vol.2 - Cuba from 1940-1959, aka, the "golden age of Cuban music".

Beyond Salsa Bass After a theoretical chapter covering clave alignment and rhythmic breaks, or cierres, the second chapter, over 100 pages, is devoted to the bass tumbaos and cierres of Arsenio Rodríguez. Chapter 3 is on the great bassist Cachao López and the final chapter covers the multitude of great Cuban artists of the 1950s: Beny Moré, Celia Cruz, Orquesta Aragón, José Fajardo, et al.

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.

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