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!
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.