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Catalog Number: ADG025
Author: Carlos Campos
Publisher: ADG Productions
Salsa, Further Adventures In Afro Cuban Music For Piano is the follow up 150 page book to Carlos Campos’s previous work, the highly successful "Salsa And Afro Cuban Montunos For Piano. This book was inspired by the questions asked from many of his students attending his salsa piano class at the Berklee School Of Music and also in his private teaching practice in Los Angeles. During his classes, every problem that arose, presented Carlos with the opportunity to develop new exercises geared towards solving those problems. One of the most recurring challenges for the salsa piano student is to learn to feel this type of music and to be able to develop the very strong sense of inner pulse needed to be able to experience flow while playing the montunos.
Rhythmic exercises at the beginning of this book help to develop this inner pulse. Numerous students have asked Carlos to write full arrangements of Salsa songs with all the parts transcribed. In the book there are 4 fully transcribed pieces, the accompanying CD, or MIDI disk’s enable the student or musician to hear the full band arrangement as well as playing along with the full band, with the use of different mixes, giving the student or musician an excellent way of seeing and hearing how everything is put together.
Many students have also asked for transcriptions of different percussion patterns to show how they all work together to create that ultra tight salsa ensemble sound. There is a section in the book covering many of the commonly used percussion patterns and along with the accompanying audio tracks will help most students understand how this specific style works. The many montuno patterns in the first part of the book are written in both 2/3 and 3/2 clave with almost every example written in montuno style (for ensemble playing) and in montuno/tumbao style (for solo playing).