Exploring Latin Piano
The latest publication in this award-winning series. This unique collaboration between two of the UK's top pianist/educators offers intermediate pianists a detailed introduction to the highly rhythmic music of Latin America and Spain, featuring a wide range of styles from many countries, including:
• Cuba – son, montuno, mambo, cha-cha-chá, bolero, danzón
• Brazil – bossa nova, samba, baion, afoxé, frevo, chorinho
• Argentina and Uruguay – tango, milonga, zamba, chacarera, candombe
• Venezuela – joropo, vals
• Colombia – cumbia
• Dominica – merengue
• Spain – flamenco, rumba, buleria
Over 50 pieces to play, including Oye Cómo Va, Bésame Mucho, Sò Danço Samba, El Manicero (The Peanut Vendor), Mambo No 5, Mambo Influenciado, Mas Que Nada, Berimbau, The Girl from Ipanema, Manhã de Carnaval, Upa Neguinho, A Media Luz, Vals Venezolano #2 and Alfonsina y El Mar.
Original compositions by the authors feature copious assignments to help with syncopation and coordination, and key rhythms such as clave, montuno and partido alto are given in-depth treatment.
EXPLORING LATIN PIANO - Press Reviews
“An invaluable asset for intermediate pianists... If you have as much fun playing through this book as I did, you’ll be glad you got involved.”– Brian Priestly, Jazzwise
"An impressive round-up of those tricky Latin rhythms, gathered from Cuba, Spain, Brazil and elsewhere.” - Jazz UK
“Tips on improvising, lists of suggested listening, and photographs all contribute to create a most impressive and attractive compendium of this genre.” – Musician magazine
“An excellent resource, meticulously researched and attractively presented.” – The Times Educational Supplement
How to Use the CDs
Introduction to Latin Styles
Other Latin Styles
Appendices: Chord Symbols
Classical Piano Pieces with a "Latin" influence
CDs Track Listing
Exploring Latin Piano
This series is ideal for instrumentalists looking to explore popular music styles including Jazz, Rock, Blues and Folk. Written by experts in their fields, the books give you a step by step introduction to the techniques, harmonies and sound worlds of these individual styles. Each book is accompanied by demonstration and live backing tracks on the included CD or audio download.