How to Play Salsa Piano

Salsa Instructional eBook!!

The Gringo’s E-Guide to Salsa Piano is a fun, fast, and easy way to tackle the basics of montuno playing!

‘The Gringo’s E-Guide to Salsa Piano’ features:

  • a step-by-step walk-through of 7 must-know classic montunos
  • an in-depth breakdown of rhythmic and harmonic variations of said classic montunos.
  • rhythm exercises for coordination, independence and understanding the clave.
  • detailed scores of all exercises and montunos.
  • over 40 accompanying video examples.

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Scores and text are easy to read; important points, notes and tips in a vibrant and punchy, decidedly Latin color scheme are featured throughout.

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You can now buy the “The Gringo’s E-Guide to Salsa Piano” eBook and accompanying video examples for just $12.99 US through the secure site below.

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How to play a Salsa montuno (tumbao) on the piano – tutorial #1

How to play a Salsa montuno (tumbao) on the piano – tutorial #2

How to play a Salsa montuno (tumbao) on the piano – tutorial #3

How to play a salsa montuno (tumbao) on the piano with LH bass line – Tutorial #4

How to play Cha-cha-chá on the piano – Montuno Tutorial #5

How to play the piano montuno (tumbao) from “Mala Vida” (Yuri Buenaventura – Yo Soy)

How to play the piano tumbao break from Mi Tierra (Gloria Estefan)

17 comments on “How to Play Salsa Piano

  1. Vanessa obrigado por esses tutorias, estão acrescentando muito em meus estudos…Um forte abraço

  2. Vanessa I want to take this to thank you for your tutorial video
    I like to purchase the Guide to salsa piano
    Please let me know if I can get it quickly

  3. Hi Vanessa, thank you so much for this helpful series of videos on latin piano. i play in a latin jazz band as an amateur and i already use some montuno patterns, but i never knew the exact assignment of montuno parts to the parts of the clave. i did it always by heart and gusto. now i understand much more the principles of salsa music. i am looking forward to your announced e-book and more sequences of latin piano skills

  4. Hi Vanessa, can i suggest for your videos to slow down and show more your hands it seem to me that it is a very short period of time watching your hands, great explanation of how it’s done do. Thank you.

    • Hi Nelson, thank you for your feedback!
      I will soon be releasing an ebook about Salsa piano soon that explains these montunos (and others) slowly and in much more detail, stay tuned!! Cheers

  5. Vanessa You had a video on youtube for yay boy could you upload it again it was really helpfull thanks

  6. Vanessa,
    Thank you for the prompt reply. I will be waiting for the e-book – particularly the tumbao in question 😉 – with bated breath. Tchau.

  7. Hi Titin, thank you so much for your comment, I’m happy you find this series helpful 🙂 As for that particular tumbao, I’m sure it’s out there written somewhere, though I haven’t actually ever seen it written out. I’m currently working on an e-book though, and I’ll include this one, so keep an eye out for it. Cheers!

  8. Hello Vanessa,
    Thank you for creating this series of tutorials; they are delightful! Can you please tell me where I can find the sheet music for the 3:2 example you played at the end of the 3rd tutorial? Thanks.

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