Questions tagged [latin-jazz]

Latin jazz draws its roots from jazz music and Latin American music. Rhythms, chord changes and melodies from latin american music are blended into the context of American jazz instrumentation and improvisation. Afro cuban jazz is characterized by the "clave" rhythm. Afro brazilian jazz lead to the creation of Bossa Nova.

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Guiro part notation using cross notes

Here's a picture of a Guiro part in drum notation: In a Guiro part, what does it mean when there are cross notes? I've seen other Guiro parts elsewhere that use the same line placement but with ...
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Do we hear bass/baritone solo melody lines as being implicitly “on top of” the accompaniment, for harmonic purposes

I admit that the title of the question sounds a little strange, but I wanted to posit a more general question based on a specific song I was looked at. I was looking at this arrangement of Chega de ...
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Identify this Latin rhythm

Several styles of Latin music, such as son, rumba, and bossa nova, have particular rhythm or "clave" patterns associated with them. Is there a style that uses this rhythm? (or) Most of the patterns ...
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How do I go about naming/understanding the second chord in corcovado

I'm in the habit of writing lead sheets down for songs I learn, and the second chord of this stumped me. The notes are, starting at the bottom, G#, F, B E. The context is | Am6 | % | ...
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What scales can I use to jam out to a G major scale?

I am playing this track: Along with this track, I can do the following: G Ionian Mode (Major Scale): G A B C D E F# (G) G Major Pentatonic/E Minor Pentatonic B Minor ...
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What is the “puerto rican mambo” in cuban salsa?

Good evening! I took a lecture of salsa this year and I was wondering, what is the dance movement like in the Cuban salsa style called "Puerto Rican mambo"? (This is not about Puerto Rican salsa.) I'...
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When playing solo piano how to play jazz chords with left hand when there is no bass player to play the roots?

I have been learning jazz piano but always using backtracks for bass and playing using rootless chords. My question is if I want to play solo piano without a bass player what is the best approach for ...
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What does “Open Vamp” mean?

Playing the trumbone in BRAZIL from S.K.Russel and Ary Barroso a few weeks ago i fell over the sign "Open Vamp" in the trombone 2 part (in bar 10). Please help: what does this mean and how to play it?...
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What is a latin rhythm and how do I play it on Double Bass?

I have to practice this song: Where the A part is supposed to be played Latin and B Swing. How do I play the Latin part on double bass?
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Playing the trombone: what does “in stand” mean?

I play in a jazz band and we are playing some Latin pieces. In "One Note Samba" there is written "in stand". What does that mean? How to play that with the trombone?
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son vs. rumba clave and bass line

The answer to Latin jazz: anticipated chord change on last beat provided by Ulf Åkerstedt raises another question: I have written a son bass line, and I realize I have a rumba clave on the drum set. ...
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Latin jazz: anticipated chord change on last beat

I'm in the process of using a midi sequencer to provide me with simple background (drums, bass line, bare minimum piano harmony) to practice improvising on Spain (Chick Corea). From listening to a ...