The Swing of The Latin Bass - Part 1

By Ray Ramírez

(75 page Book /CD set Text is in both English & Spanish)

Have you ever heard a great Latin music bassist and wondered. What is playing? How do you write what is playing? Which combination of notes is using? In which position can I play that?

Now you have the opportunity to learn this and much more.

The Swing of The Latin Bass is a practical and systematic 75-page book and workbook on compact disc that allows you to learn, practice and improve your approach to playing Latin or Salsa music. You will study and learn the origin and style of: Guaguancó, Son Montuno, Cha-Cha-Cha, Guajira, Descarga or Rumba.

Each exercise includes written notation, chord progression and tablature to help you identify the positions where the notes are on the fretboard and at the same time you can read the music while listening to the examples recorded on the compact disc. The book with CD can help you in creating your own Tumbaos and sight reading. Each progression includes examples that go from a basic level to a more complex one.

The topics included in the book are:

  • Bass Information
  • History of each style
  • La Clave
  • Major and minor scales
  • History of the Latin Bass
  • Latin Music Styles
  • Written Tumbaos and chords
  • Tablature
  • Photos
  • Tips for the bass player when playing.
  • Bibliography and Discography

On the compact disc you will be able to hear Ray Ramírez playing the exercises and you will have the opportunity to play each exercise with the same rhythm section without the Bass part.

The included photos will help you improve the way you play the instrument, as well as the posture of your body, left and right hand. This book and CD is excellent for the classroom and for individual study.

All examples in the Bass have been recorded by Ray Ramírez using Ray Ramírez Basses.

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