Latin Violin (How to Play Salsa, Charanga and Latin Jazz Violin). For Violin. Music Sales America. Latin. Softcover with CD. 112 pages. Music Sales #CE00196. Published by Music Sales (HL.14018672).
ISBN 0962846775. Latin. 9x12 inches.
A valuable book for both professional and student violinists who want to learn something about playing violin in the Afro-Cuban tradition, known through out much of the world as salsa or just Latin music. The book is in four sections and covers a brief historical overview of the role of the violin in Afro-Cuban music; how the music works; transcriptions and analyses of solos by the seminal violinists in the Afro-Cuban tradition; and an outline of the music featured on the accompanying CD. The CD includes famous Afro-Cuban violin solos and an extended play-along session featuring John Almendra.