Bruce Buckingham – Latin Guitar
Bruce Buckingham Latin Guitar PDF + Mp3 CD download. The Essential Guide to Brazilian and Afro-Cuban Rhythms. Tons of more advanced chord voicings there so you might want to be playing the guitar for a while. No need of virtuosistic skills, though. It is about internalizing the rhythms and becoming familiar with the typical chords of latin music. After mastering this book, you will be ready to read a bossa nova song-book and play the tunes with decent strumming patterns. It might help your cha-cha jams, too.
The essential guide to Brazilian and Afro-Cuban rhythms, covering Bossa Nova, Samba, Partido Alto, Baião, Bolero, Cha Cha, Mambo and Nanigo 6/8. Each section includes a number of patterns and riffs for a particular style, with every example demonstrated on the accompanying audio CD. Arranged in tablature, standard notation and chord boxes.
No songs of any kind, but the examples sound almost like songs (very short songs) and are typical of the type of music that they illustrate. And the CD (which you HAVE to have, with a subject like this) is excellent.
A rhythm guitar book/CD that does exactly what it’s supposed to do, and it’s in Latin styles to boot. Unlike a lot of tutorial books, the tracks on the accompanying CD are bare-bones – consisting of just a drum machine and guitar – and the exercises are directly applicable to improving your musical skills within the Latin idiom.
This book contains both traditional notation and TAB for multiple Latin styles. Half the book is Brazilian-based and half is Afro-Cuban/Merengue. This is not a complete compendium of Latin-related styles (there’s no Tex-Mex, Merengue, or folk-style stuff here) but what it does cover, it covers in admirable detail.
Buckingham assumes you are at least an intermediate player. You don’t have to be an intermediate player to start playing Latin rhythm guitar, however, and if you are a beginner substituting simpler chords for the more complex harmonies while keeping the rhythm notation intact.
Lastly, this is a rhythm guitar book. You will not learn any lead licks. But if you’d like to be able to accompany yourself on arrangements of authentic modern Latin music (such as any Jose Feliciano ballad) you’ve come to the right place.
Format: PDF + CD Mp3 tracks. 50 pages
CD is embedded in the PDF. Recommended software – Adobe Reader.
Click the symbol “Clip” in the Adobe Reader to view attached Mp3 files.