The Latin American String Collection

30 Songs Authentic Styles with Accompaniment Tracks

by Mark Contreras Gómez

A must-have for the string solo library, The Latin American String Collection is an accessible collection of original pieces for string instruments in traditional Latin American styles such as Salsa, Mambo, Bossa Nova, Bachata and many more!

As a Latin American composer, Mark Contreras Gómez brings a wealth of experience to this authentic collection. A special highlight is the downloadable accompaniment tracks for each piece - both Play-Along and Full Recording versions - including some that are performed by the composer and on instruments indigenous to the regions from where each style has roots. Engaging historical context is also provided by the composer for every solo. An innovative educational resource, this book has a strong focus on pedagogic sequencing. It introduces new styles and dances as the musician progresses: Open Strings, First Finger, Second Finger, Third Finger, Fourth Finger and Chromatic Changes. Perfect for fun, performance, or for festival adjudication.