Jonathan Bolivar: Let's Play Latin American Rhythms

I am super excited to welcome Vienna-based, Staatsoper-Approved, Venezuelan guitarist Jonathan Bolivar to give us an introduction into Latin American Rhythms! With over 20 different countries and a gazillion of different rhythms, we aim to give you an overview  over the most important rhythms to help you play them authentic and recognize them! Let's Play some rhythms! 💃

Jonathan plays regularly in some of the most important opera and concert halls like the Wiener Staatsoper, the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, the Bavarian Staatsoper in Munich and the Wiener Konzert Verein. Together with star tenor Juan Diego Flórez, he recorded the Album "Bésame Mucho" for SONY Classical, for which he acted as a guitarist, arranger and producer.

Here's the beautiful song "Bésame Mucho" from Album ""Bésame Mucho" together with Star Tenor Juan Diego Flórez!

And "Volver" from the same Album:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBEYDjbrHaU


We are going to be using this thread to gather suggestions and questions!

  • What questions do you have on this topic?
  • Any particular area you would like me to focus on?

Forum questions will be answered first!

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  • wow great - i love these rhythms

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      • martin.3
      • 4 mths ago
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      Olli yes, me too! And I am always completely lost with all the details of these rhythms, so personally I am looking forward to this workshop!!

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  • Great!

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  • Sorry, hadn’t finished, I would like to understand the different rhythm types, how to count them, look at the syncopated aspects, and the more common  chord progressions and melody. Any of these topics would be great thanks! 
     

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      • martin.3
      • 4 mths ago
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      Deb Covell Jonathan is an absolute expert on this!

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  • I am very much looking forward to this and hope that Candombe and Murga will be covered.

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  • Great experience! Jonathan and Martin were great! Just to make an annotation: 'South America' is a geographic expression, and 'Latin America' have a cultural mean, that embraces all countries that speak laguages derives from Latin, mainly spanish and portuguese. Guiana and Suriname are South American countries, but not Latin American countries, because they speak english and dutch, respectively. Regards!

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      • 4 mths ago
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      Moyses Lopes Thank you!!

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  • Dear Jonathan and tonebase friends, Thank you very much for this approach to Latin American music.  I would like to know if it is possible to make a document where different Latin American rhythms can be observed in works for solo guitar.  For example, the different styles of tango, chacarera, malambo, cueca, waltz, bolero, son, milongas, montunos, joropos, guaranias, etc. used by great composers such as Piazzolla, Ginastera, Lauro, Brouwer, Barrios, Villa-Lobos, Montaña, etc.  It would be an excellent help to be closer to a Latin American stylistic interpretation.  Thank you for your time—greetings to all. Best regards. Edwin Guevara Gutiérrez. 

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      • martin.3
      • 3 mths ago
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      Edwin Thank you for your feedback and your idea! This course by Douglas Lora goes a bit in depth about Brazilian Rhythms and examples in classical music, you might find something of interest in the video and in the workbooks

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  • Tremendo!    What a great live!!!

    Gracias Jonathan & Martin!

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      • martin.3
      • 3 mths ago
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      Phil Meissner Thank you so much, glad you enjoyed it!!

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