Piano – Rhythm and Groove Charts
Learn how to play a Latin Piano Rhythm
This video teaches a basic latin rhythm progression (ii, V) in the keys of G and F major. This is the same rhythm pattern used in “Oye Como Va”, written by Tito Puente and made popular by Carlos Santana. “Oye Como Va” was released in 1970 on Santana’s “Abraxas” album. The rhythm pattern spans two bars with a syncopated right-hand over a left-hand that stays on the beat. We begin the video with a very simple down beat left-hand pattern which then progresses into a walking bass line.
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Play the chords in the first inversions in your right hand. Play the root of each chord in your left hand.
Play the chords in all inversions in your right hand. Experiment with left hand bass lines using the notes of each chord.
Experiment by improvising using different scales in the right hand. The G Major and F Major scales are great scales to work with.
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