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Latin Solo Series for Piano/ Keyboards
Order # HAD 1832
UPC: 6 63389 11832 4
Suggested Retail Price: $27.95
by Andrew D. Gordon
Andrew has created the “Latin Solo Series” to give instrumentalists the opportunity to practice solo improvisational techniques while playing along to rhythm tracks of keyboards, guitar, bass, drums/percussion in various Latin styles including: Calypso, Mambo, Salsa, Songo, Bossa, Guarcha, Samba and Latin-Blues.
The 24 grooves totalling over 200 riffs/phrases and play-a-long tracks consists of a variety of tempos and keys. Each groove has a variety of riffs to learn that are generally 4 or 8 measures in length. It would be
beneficial if you could memorize these riffs so that you can experiment
using different permutations of the riffs as well as being used as a starting off point for one's own improvisations.
Each riff has been recorded with a rhythm track with each style having an extended play-a-long track, around 3 minutes long, recorded without the flute part so you can practice the riffs that you have learned. Also, these musical phrases or riffs may be interchanged from one groove to another and should be learned in as many keys as possible. These various Latin styles gave Andrew the opportunity of creating what he thinks are memorable melodies along with more Bluesier sounding melodic lines.
Growing up in London U.K. Andrew would often hear Latin music on the
radio and the Latin rhythms, especially the percussion instruments, always excited him. It was not until Andrew moved to Los Angeles in 1979 that his interest in learning how to play Latin music started.
Publisher: A.D.G. Productions