Copub: Center for Black Music Research
Rondon tells the engaging story of salsa's roots in Puerto Rico, Cuba, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, and Venezuela, and of its emergence and development in the 1960s as a distinct musical movement in New York. Rondon presents salsa as a truly pan-Caribbean phenomenon, emerging in the migrations and interactions, the celebrations and conflicts that marked the region. Although salsa is rooted in urban culture, Rondon explains, it is also a commercial product produced and shaped by professional musicians, record producers, and the music industry. For this first English-language edition, Rondon has added a new chapter to bring the story of salsa up to the present.
Adding to the musicians' stories, Gerard provides a history of relations between Cubans, African Americans, and Puerto Ricans in the Latin music community. He also discusses the impact of the mass emigration in the 1980s that brought many more Cubans to the States. This multicultural approach to Latin American music will appeal to music and Latin American history scholars and to jazz and Latin music enthusiasts. An appendix includes album listings for the musicians interviewed.
The life’s work of Cuban historian and musician Helio Orovio, Cuban Music from A to Z presents the people, genres, and history of Cuban music. Arranged alphabetically and cross-referenced, the entries span from Abakuá music and dance to Eddy Zervigón, a Cuban bandleader based in New York City. They reveal an extraordinary fusion of musical elements, evident in the unique blend of African and Spanish traditions of the son musical genre and in the integration of jazz and rumba in the timba style developed by bands like Afrocuba, Chucho Valdés’s Irakeke, José Luis Cortés’s ng La Banda, and the Buena Vista Social Club. Folk and classical music, little-known composers and international superstars, drums and string instruments, symphonies and theaters—it’s all here.
In Cuban Flute Style: Interpretation and Improvisation, Sue Miller—music historian, charanga flute player, and former student of Richard Egües—examines the early-twentieth-century decorative style of flute playing in the Cuban danzón and its links with the later soloistic style of the 1950s as exemplified by Fajardo and Egües. Transcriptions and analyses of recorded performances demonstrate the characteristic elements of the style as well as the styles of individual players. A combination of musicological analysis and ethnomusicological fieldwork reveals the polyrhythmic and melodic aspects of the Cuban flute style, with commentary from flutists Richard Egües, Joaquín Oliveros, Polo Tamayo, Eddy Zervigón, and other renowned players.
Miller also covers techniques for flutists seeking to learn the style—including altissimo fingerings for the Boehm flute and fingerings for the five-key charanga flute—as well as guidance on articulation, phrasing, repertoire, practicing improvisation, and working with recordings. Cuban Flute Style will appeal to those working in the fields of Cuban music, improvisation, music analysis, ethnomusicology, performance and performance practice, popular music, and cultural theory.
If you want to learn to play Tangos, Salsas and Bossa Novas, this is the place to start. Featuring many well-known and fun-to-play songs like La Bamba by Los Lobos and the classic La Cucaracha, this songbook takes the characteristic style and rhythms of Latin music and turns them into easy-to-play arrangements.
The Complete Piano Player: Latin is based on the bestselling method by Kenneth Baker that continues to teach many people the basics of playing the Piano. The sheet music contained in this collection provides accurate transcriptions of songs such as Mambo No. 5, as well as helpful fingering and chord symbols that will be familiar to those who have used the Complete Piano Player series before.
If you've worked through the tutorial method, or you are just looking to inject a fusion of exciting rhythm and spicy style into your Piano playing, our Complete Piano Player: Latin sheet music is the most comprehensive way to put such a varied selection of Latin classics at your fingertips.
Bamboleo [Gipsy Kings]Besame Mucho [Jimmy Dorsey]Corcovado [Antonio Carlos Jobim]Dos Gardenias [Buena Vista Social Club]La Bamba [Los Lobos]La Cucaracha [Traditional]Libertango [Astor Piazzolla]Mambo No. 5 [Pérez Prado]Mas Que Nada [Jorge Ben]Meditation [Antonio Carlos Jobim]One Note Samba [Antonio Carlos Jobim]Patricia [Pérez Prado]Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps [Doris Day]Sway (Quien Sera) [Dean Martin]The Girl From Ipanema [Antonio Carlos Jobim]