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Latin Guitar: #4 Minor & Major Montuno

The Mambo was a dance craze that hit New York in the 40s and 50s. Of all the musical styles, to me, mambo is the main immediate precursor to salsa, if not really the first chapter of salsa music. ,ontunos relate to the clave. Watch this video on YouTube. The bass and guiro start, then you hear the mambo clavethen trumpet!

Once you hear the monttunos parts, you will be able to fit what you are playing into what the rest of the band is playing.

Much care has been taken in the recording of each example. The orange highlights signify the tumbao in the diagram below. A Tres One way to start is try to play what either a tres or cuatro is playing or to try an imitate part of what the piano is doing.

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Try figure out the bass lick. But an eye opening moment for me was hearing this wonderful album from Kenny Burrell that included Ray Barretto.

He starts guitad playing something like a shuffle-rock-clave- 2ndline -salsa. Learn the bass part, then listen again play the piano montuno back over the song. So please check out the lesson, but please also continue you search for other sources of knowledge. Try to play all the percussion parts.

Irakere was more latin jazz and songobut I feel like in the 70s, Cuban music was more inspired by jazz harmonies. All purchases are done through our SSL secure server and Gumroad. Learn the basics of what people call salsa guitar. At least enough so that I know about them. Watch this video on YouTube Human Nature. It uses a lot of the same instrumentation, rhythms, and dance steps.

An additional MP3 library consisting of an extended percussion only audio tracks in and clave.

How to Play Salsa Guitar – Guitar Kitchen

She also wrote montunos for pianowhich is a really good book. Buena Vista Social Club is a good example of some of the old-school Cuban styles of music that people usually associate with salsa.

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Great for practicing, songwriting and music production. Finally the first instructional book showing guitarists how to play Salsa styles. Irakere hails from Cuba and they are a genre-warping experience. And also for planting trees! Play the conga solo on your guitar! You could also play them with a bell. It also helps you focus on your time and groove. Check out Afro-latin Afro-Cuban and Afro-Puerto-Rican musical styles to understand the deeper roots of salsa, son and mambo.


For now, just tap the beat with your foot and the clave with your hand. Before or simultaneous to gutiar a few starter riffs to play on guitar depending on who you talk to, called montunos or tumbaos …definitely check out these different interlocking rhythms that really make salsa music what it is. If you learn the different rhythms you can hear better where you fit in, plus understand the accents, and also get a better feel for everything.

Mambosonson-montunomontuno montunnos, cha-chasongotimbalatin jazz are some that are fairly well known styles. These interlocking patterns weave together to create an amazing, magical groove that gets people wanting to dance. Watch this video on YouTube One chord montuno. They contain a lot of usefully and amazing information.

How to Play Salsa Guitar

If you go to dance salsa, the band or DJ may play some old-school mambo, too. You can basically play the piano montuno. Tons of written and audio examples.

The Latin Real Book. PDF of some sample A minor montunos.