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Afro-Cuban Slap Bass Lines

By Oscar Stagnaro

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Berklee Methods. African, Cuban, Instructional and Play Along. Softcover instructional book and examples/accompaniment CD. With introductory text, instructional text, standard bass notation and bass tablature. 56 pages. Published by Berklee Press (HL.50449512).

Item Number: HL.50449512

ISBN 9780634023781. 9x12 inches.

Afro-Cuban rhythms are hot, and the bass is the beating heart of the groove! Now you can learn to play slap bass in seven popular Afro-Cuban styles: cha cha, son montuno, songo, timba, Afro-Cuban 6/8, Latin jazz, and Latin jazz in 7. Whether you read tab or standard notation, you will quickly learn all these styles and develop your slap bass techniques to create style-appropriate articulations. The included CD has percussion tracks, play-along tracks and complete songs to help you improve your groove to an Afro-Cuban rhythm. Grammy-winning bassist Oscar Stagnaro is one of today's top players and a pioneer in bass education. He is an associate professor at Berklee College of Music, where he helped found the Latin bass studies department. He is co-author of The Latin Bass Book.

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  • April 19, 2005 Get In On the Action

    Oscar Stagnaro, an Associate Profesor at Berklee College of Music who helped create the Latin Bass Studies Department at Berklee, has brought you another exciting title. Afro-Cuban rhythms are exploding in music right now and 'Afro-Cuban Slap Bass Lines' will put you right in the action. The accompanying...

    CD which provides percussion tracks will have you playing in the styles of cha cha, son montuno, Latin jazz and more!

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