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The Latin Guitar Handbook

By Dr. Chris Mello

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Guitar (classical) - Beginning-Intermediate
Composed by Dr. Chris Mello. Squareback saddle stitch, Methods. USC Thornton School of Music Guitar Instructional Series. Latin American. Book. 96 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.21685).

Item Number: MB.21685

ISBN 9780786681471. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

The most complete and-i?!comprehensive handbook outlining the role of the guitar in the music of Cuba, Brazil, Columbia, Mexico, and other South American countries in print. A complete survey and guide for any guitarist interested in performing different styles of Latin music. Each chapter examines the styles common to the music of a featured country. Includes a thorough exploration of the history, common instrumentation, core rhythms, guitar patterns and chord voicings, transcriptions, application, and provides musical examples in each style.

Students will explore: Mambo, Cha-Cha, Samba, Bossa Nova, Cumbia, Vallenato, Baion, Bolero, Rumba Flamenco, and Contemporary Latin Pop, just to name a few! Students may choose to focus in on one style or sample many. This resource book contains valuable knowledge guitarists can also utilize in application to a multitude of branch styles (jazz, smooth jazz, pop, rock, and the ever - growing Latin Music market), including what to play with an ensemble.

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