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Latin Guitar

The Essential Guide to Brazilian and Afro-Cuban Rhythms

By Bruce Buckingham

The Essential Guide to Brazilian and Afro-Cuban Rhythms. Musicians Institute Press. Latin and Instructional. Instructional book (softcover) and examples CD. With guitar tablature, standard notation, chord names, guitar chord diagrams, chord names, guitar chord diagrams and drum notation. 48 pages. Published by Musicians Institute Press (HL.695379).

Item Number: HL.695379

ISBN 0634006037. 9x12 inches.

Pro musician and G.I.T. instructor Bruce Buckingham covers all the basics guitarists need to know in this book/CD pack designed from MI elective courses. Rhythms covered include: bossa nova, samba, partido alto, baião, bolero, cha cha, mambo, nanigo 6/8 and more. The accompanying CD includes 79 demo tracks.

  • Bossa Nova - The One-Bar Pattern 
  • Bossa Nova - Two-Bar Patterns And Beyond 
  • Samba 
  • Variations - Partido, Alto, Balao, and 3/4 Bossa Nova 
  • Bolero 
  • Cha Cha 
  • Mambo 
  • Nanigo 6/8 
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  • 2012-01-17 00:00:00.0 love those latin rhythms !

    Firstly, the CD sounds fantastic - very professional. The tone is superb and makes you want to play what you heard. Latin music uses interesting chord extensions - so your left hand gets a workout (as well as the right). The author has structured the book very well. I now understand the...

    differences between various Latin rhythms etc. If you follow the exercises and instruction you will be a better rhythm player.

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