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Bass Lines with Jaime Vazquez: Salsa Grooves from Kimary Carrero’s Debut Album Desahogo

 

Hello bass players and fans of bass playing!

This month I want to show you some excerpts of what I’m playing with Kimary Carrero “The New Voice of Salsa.” Her debut album called “Desahogo” is making a difference in the salsa music scene.

The music is modern, passionate, youthful and full of energy. I’m having a lot of fun playing with her orchestra!

Let’s play!

 

Fig. 1
Here we have the first eight bars of the verse from the single “Ay Amor.” As you can see, I’m using a lot of

perfect fifths and octaves to keep the latin flavor in the song.

Fig. 2
These are the last twelve bars of the intro of “Huele a Peligro.” Here,  I’m just trying to keep it simple by playing the roots of the chords and adding some colors with the chord

Fig. 3
For the song called “Ahora,” we have a very cool bass tumbao. The first downbeat of every four bars plays a very important role in the groove.

Fig. 4
Here it is! One of my favorite grooves from the song called “Todo Esta de Mas.” This bass line has a cool interaction with the rhythm section. A solid groove!

Fig. 5
The song called “Pero Me Acuerdo de Ti,” has a challenging part. The bass is playing unison lines together with the keyboards. Keep focus on bars 3 and 4. Then, work with syncopation at bars 5-8.

Fig. 6
Now we have an example of a more syncopated bass tumbao. These are the last eight bars of the intro part of “Te Amo.” Hold on to the downbeats, they’re your ‘afinque’

Fig. 7
Here’s a very important latin bass groove from the introduction of “Aprendiz.” The bass tumbaos are on octaves.

Have FUN and keep grooving!
7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Bass Bond 007

    July 1, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Wow! Thanks for the great lesson! I love the modern salsa! I will buy the album…

  2. Manuelito Bass

    July 1, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Great Latin Grooves! Jaime thanks for sharing all your knowledge! Kimary’s music grooves!

  3. Jaime Vazquez

    Jaime Vazquez

    July 1, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Hello everybody! Here’s a little correction:

    Fig. 2
    These are the last twelve bars of the intro of “Huele a Peligro.” Here, I’m just trying to keep it simple by playing the roots of the chords and adding some colors with the chord tones.

  4. Kimary Carrero

    July 2, 2011 at 12:11 am

    Thank you Jaime and Bass Musician Magazine for taking the time to cover and analyze my music! I really appreciate it! Keep on groovin’!!!!

  5. Miguel

    July 2, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Great latin grooves! Fig. 5 sounds challenging.

  6. Jose Valentin

    July 8, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Brutal!!! Mucho exito con eso Jaime! Espero estar escuchando esos temas pronto.

  7. Carlos Santiago

    February 3, 2012 at 4:15 am

    Me encanta su música!

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