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Pena, Joel - Fun With The Cuban Tres

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Fun With Cuban Tres: Metodo del Tres Cubano

by Joel Pena

Joel Peña, a professional musician with many years of experience, has created the definitive method book for those interested in taking up the unique instrument known as the Cuban tres or three-course guitar. This bilingual book/CD method addresses everything from appropriate string gauges to creating authentic Latin tumbaos or groove patterns. Beginners and experienced players alike will appreciate the book's logic as each section features diagrams and exercises in standard notation to help the student understand the concepts being presented at any given point. The book includes many musical examples from the tres repertoire, and the companion CD, recorded by an authentic tresero, erases any doubts about performance style.


Stringing and Tuning

Tuning Used in this Book

Lesson 1

The First 3 Notes on All Strings

Learning All the Notes on the Fretboard

Simple Exercise in Son Style

Major Chords in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Position

Lesson 2

D Major Scale and Exercises

Exercises with Altered Tones for the Left hand


Triplet #4 Sequence in G Major

Study to Strengthen Half Barre

Half Barre with Fingering

Lesson 3

F Major Scale Alternate Option

Study Utilizing the Barre

Major 7th chords

(C7) Tumbao with Barre /Do7

Minor chords in 1st, 2nd and 3rd position

Easy Tumbaos in Minor Keys

�Veinte A�os� by Maria Teresa Vera

�Dos Gardenias� by Isolina Carrillo

Lesson 4

Study in Thirds

Chromatic Scale Study

Practice exercise 1

Study Using Hammer-Ons and Pull-Offs (Legato)

Practice Exercise 2

Lesson 5 Different Tumbaos

Tumbao 5 in A Minor (Am)

Tumbao 10 in G Major

Tumbao 13 in F Major

Tumbao 18 in G Minor

Tumbao 20

Tumbao 22 in A Major

About the Author

Published by Mel Bay Publications


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