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kwalitykontrol
10-25-2005, 01:25 PM
Hi,

I am trying to find info on latin piano chords and patterns. Anyone have any good sources online? I'm a beginner.

Thanks,
KK

Los Boleros
10-25-2005, 02:50 PM
The biggest difference with latin music is the beat. It usually follows a prescribed traditional beat. Latin musicians know all the latin beats. (Tumbao, Son, Danson, Bolero, Vals, Merengue, Cumbia, Cha-cha-cha, Mambo, etc) Many of these beats have the Clave as the underlined accent.

As far as Chords go, Songs in a minor key will almost always go to the Dominant fifth chord and the extentions for the Dominant, will usually be 7 or b9. The minor chord of the key will sometimes be extended to a 6.
Example:
|E7/Eb9/|Am/Am6/|

Progressions in a major key will usually have the Major 6 as the home key.
Example:
|A///|A/E/|E///|A6///|

In this case, you can resolve to the F# note during the A6

Los Boleros
10-25-2005, 02:53 PM
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Los Boleros
10-25-2005, 02:57 PM
Hi,

I am trying to find info on latin piano chords and patterns. Anyone have any good sources online? I'm a beginner.

Thanks,
KKThe most popular use of Piano in Latin Music is in Montuno lines. A montuno is a melody that is repeated rhythmically.

Recommended listening:
Sonora Matancera
Ruben Gonzalez
Roberto Torres

kwalitykontrol
10-25-2005, 11:56 PM
Are there any sources online for the different patterns?

Thanks,
KK

Los Boleros
10-26-2005, 02:48 AM
Are there any sources online for the different patterns?

Thanks,
KKYour best sources are Latin Fake books and CD's. I do not know of any free online source that gives away this copyrighted material.

What kind of music are you into?
I guese what i mean to say is, what is your goal?

CaptainCarma
10-26-2005, 08:13 AM
The biggest difference with latin music is the beat. It usually follows a prescribed traditional beat. Latin musicians know all the latin beats. (Tumbao, Son, Danson, Bolero, Vals, Merengue, Cumbia, Cha-cha-cha, Mambo, etc) Many of these beats have the Clave as the underlined accent.


Can you give some rhythmical examples for the different styles?
that would be great. thanks...

kwalitykontrol
10-26-2005, 01:10 PM
I am looking to write some latin house. I am looking for upbeat latin music, that I can emulate and add a house beat to.

Zatz
10-26-2005, 01:55 PM
Band-in-a-box or Jammer Pro have built-in upbeat latin styles for sure. You might want to check them out. Jammer Pro demo is free. These are good tools for learning styles and corresponding drum patterns.

Los Boleros
10-26-2005, 02:31 PM
Can you give some rhythmical examples for the different styles?
that would be great. thanks...At the heart of most latin rhythms, is, "La Clave." It is the underlined heart-beat that is the basis for the rhythm and all the accents. You start by chosing the right clave for the song, then, for the most part, you stick with that clave.

Here are some Clave examples. http://www.rhythmweb.com/shed/clave.htm

Here is a, "Son," rhythm. http://losboleros.net/music/carretero.mp3
Here is a, "Cumbia" rhythm (no Clave on this one) http://losboleros.net/music/JuancitoTrucupey7_6_05.MP3
Here is a, "Bolero" rhythm http://losboleros.net/music/besame.mp3
Here is a, "Danson" that finishes in a ,"Cumbia" rhythm http://losboleros.net/music/Lagrimas_Negras.mp3

aaeolean
04-26-2007, 06:38 PM
Great, thanks. :D