Welcome to the intensely syncopated Cuban style of “Son” folk music, made famous by the Buena Vista Social Club. Multiple musical roots combine to create Son’s lively but laid-back, up-beat and spirited sound. Re-invented for solo guitar by the masterly Camilo Menjura, this course puts a whole 13-piece band in your own two hands. By the end, you’ll be note and pitch-perfect in one of Cuba’s Son classics – “El Cuarto Del Tula”. If you fancy a trip into the intricate, mesmerizing music of South America, guided by one of the greats, then pack your bags and travel with the maestro.
Expand Your Musical Horizons
Camilo grew up in Bogota. 11 years’ learning local folk by ear inspired him to study classical guitar at one of Colombia’s top music Academies. He emerged with a rich understanding of musical theory and harmony, a refreshed perspective on traditional music, and a sharp insight into how to teach his native sound to students versed in orthodox approaches to the guitar.
Now based in Britain, he’s twice won Musician of the Year at the UK Latin Awards. His work spans everything from composing film and theatre scores to appearances at the Mali Festival of the Desert and WOMAD, through to leading London’s extraordinary World Music Choir. Composer, performer, teacher: Camilo is a multi-talented, dynamic, ambassador for Colombian culture.
In creating this course, Camilo broke down the multiple parts of Son and the Columbo-Venezuelan border sounds of Joropo then re-constructed them to fit six strings. He leads you through a radically original combination of left and right-hand techniques which together recreate the syncopated sound of traditional folk instruments and percussion that characterise Latin America. He demystifies the music by demonstrating the simplest of steps in graded tempos.
Through close-ups, slo-mo, notation, tablature and animated fretboards he’ll teach you to synthesise your newly-learned skills into a tour de force solo performance of “Copas Para Mi Pueblo”.
….. how to replicate the sound of a 10-piece band with just two hands.
….. the rich musical harmony of South American chord structure.
….. dynamic, contextual song examples with all of the vocals included.
….. the percussive strumming patterns of Joropo into your own language.
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Unlock the secrets of traditional Cuban, Colombian, and Venezuelan folk music from the comfort of your own home in this authentic, content-rich 1.5-hour online guitar course.
Learning new skills is easier with our innovative, interactive tools. Access on-screen notation, tablature, animated fretboard diagrams, variable tempos, and more today.
Watch November’s masterclass and Q&A, then join the next session live and receive immediate feedback and answers from Camilo Menjura.
We’re so confident in these curated folk guitar lessons that we’ve attached a full 30-day money-back guarantee, with no-strings-attached. Ready to embark on your risk-free musical journey?
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