Salsa and Latin jazz

École de jazz à Paris | Cours d'instruments et de théorie

Course description: Discover (or rediscover) the musical tradition of the Caribbean via a program of structured practical exercises and selected recordings.

Course objectives:

  • Introduction to the principle rhythms: percussion (congas, bongo, clave, güiro, timpani) and bass (played on the piano)
  • Discover (or rediscover) traditional sala harmonies, etc.
  • Progressive set of exercises designed to teach the student how to play salsa piano “montunos”.

Level required: Piano Level 1 minimum