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The Latin Real Easy Book

  • Afro-Cuban classics, Brazilian music and Latin jazz tunes, designed for classroom or professional use. Most tunes never seen in print before!
  • Presented in "Real Easy" format:Tune on one page, educational material on each facing page.
  • Expand your band's repertoire with the vibrant, life-affirming sounds of LATIN MUSIC!
  • Two books in one!
    Part I - Easier Tunes, for High School (or even Middle School) ensembles.Part II - More Challenging Tunes, for College or Professional use.
  • Like earlier "Real Easy Books," the educational material tailored for each tune includes: Scales for soloing, Piano voicings, Guitar voicings, Sample bass parts, etc.
  • When needed, there are separate rhythm section charts &/or horn harmony charts to help your band play authentic-sounding versions of the tunes.
  • The Rhythm Section Appendix gives the student a complete overview of all the major Afro-Cuban and Brazilian rhythmic styles, and sample parts for each player. So no prior experience with Latin music is necessary to start having fun!
  • 275 pages, $32, spiral-bound.



  • Latin Jazz
    Cal Tjader
    Ray Barretto
    George Benson
    Poncho Sanchez
    Andy Narell
    Don Grolnick
    Horace Silver
    Paquito d'Rivera
  • Salsa/Afro-Cuban
    Eddie Palmieri
    Mario Bauza
    Tito Puente
    Tito Rodriguez
    Orquesta Aragon
    Descarga Boricua
    Rebeca Mauleon
    Hector Lavoe
  • Brazilian Music
    Antonio Carlos Jobim
    Ivan Lins
    Joao Donato
    Chico Pinheiro
    Luiz Bonfa
    Moacir Santos
    Baden Powell