Poncho Sanchez – Fundamentals of Latin Music for the Rhythm Section
May 28 2014
Learn the rhythms and techniques of Latin music with the Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band. Includes instruction for congas, bongos, timbales, bass, piano and other instruments in the following styles: Mambo, Chachacha, Merengue and Afro-Cuban. This instructional DVD first shows a performance of each style by the Rhythm section. Afterwards, it dissects each style with each member explaining their performance of that style.
Poncho Sanchez is widely recognized as one of the greatest Latin jazz percussionists of all time. Band leader, conga player, and singer, he and his band have released over twenty albums over the span of three decades.
In 2005, Poncho Sanchez and his Latin jazz band released an instructional DVD on Latin percussion. The DVD includes the Latin musical styles of mambo, cha-cha-cha, merengue, and Afro-Cuban. The members of the band briefly explain each instrument and how it functions within the Latin band to play the various musical styles. Poncho and the band cover the conga, bongos, timbales, güiro, bass, piano, and even the shekere. It also provides some basic information on the clave and tumbao musical patterns.
Although the DVD claims to be instructional, it is not intended to teach anyone how to play these different instruments. Rather, it provides a great overview of the different percussion instruments that comprise the rhythm section of the Latin music band and how they work together to create the rich sounds of Latin rhythm. For anyone who has ever listened to the complex rhythms of salsa, merengue, or Latin jazz and wanted to understand how they are created, this DVD provides an excellent overview of the various percussion instruments and how they sound by themselves and when played together. This DVD also features full songs performed by the band to highlight the instruments and how they sound in each musical genre.
This DVD is highly recommended for recreational Latin music listeners or Latin dancers who are looking to learn more about Latin music and the instruments behind the sounds they hear in their music collection or on the dance floor.
Running time: 53 mins
Video: MPEG2 NTSC 720×480 (4:3) 29.97fps 7000kbps
Audio: LPCM 48000Hz stereo 1536kbps
Size: 3.1 Gb