Latin American Folk Guitar


Elevate your guitar vocabulary with Colombian and Cuban styles and improve significantly in just 30 days or your money back.

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Latin American Folk Guitar?

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.

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The Latin Guitar Curriculum


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Module 1 - Study Joropo - Colombia & Venezuela - 36.23
  • Del Otro Lado – Modern Colombian Folk Guitar4.36
  • Learn The Rhythm Of Joropo Music3.00
  • Understand Right Hand Strumming Patterns5.14
  • How To Add Variations In The Bass6.21
  • Add Texture With Muting And Pedal Notes 4.30
  • Combining The Right Hand Patterns7.30
  • Classic Venezuelan Guitar Ending Phrase1.32
  • Copas Para Mi Pueblo – Complete Song3.40
Module 2 - Developing Your Guitar Techniques - 19.59
Module 3 - Learn To Play Cuban Son - 36.24
  • How To Play “El Cuarto De Tula” On Guitar5.05
  • Keep It Interesting With Right Hand Variations7.01
  • Latin American Chord Substitutions3.59
  • How Chord Substitutions Affect The Melody 3.27
  • Studying The Bridge Section4.47
  • Performing The Complete Song So Far1.50
  • Deeper Theory – Chord Reharmonisation4.41
  • Learning The Introduction3/54
  • How To Accompany The Melody4.44
Module 4 - How To Play Bambuco - 26.21
Module 5 - Furthering Your Guitar Techniques - 6.11
  • Chord Exercises With Extensions 3.19
  • Chord Exercises In D Major 2.52
Module 6 - Further Cuban Son Study - 53.30
  • “De Qué Callada Manera” – Pablo Milanés 8.45
  • Breaking Down The Chord Progression 7.06
  • Following The Voice 2.32
  • Variations In The Right Hand Rhythm 4.21
  • Applying Melodic Variations 4.16
  • Latin Chord Reharmonisation 5.05
  • Demonstrating The B Section 2.53
  • The Complete Song So Far 2.54
  • Learning The Introduction 5.05
  • Performing The Full Introduction 2.07
  • From The Csus Into The Song 2.19
  • At A Faster Tempo 2.43
  • Applying The Strumming Technique 3.24

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African Backing Tracks

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3 hours of detailed lessons teaching you how to be proficient in Joropo, Son and Bambuco whilst developing an authentic Latin American guitar feel.

Learn Folk Guitar With Interactive on-screen notation

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Learning new skills is easier with our innovative, interactive tools. Access on-screen notation, tablature, virtual fretboards, slow motion and more.

African Backing Tracks

cuban guitar masterclass

Take your Cuban guitar study even further with 2 hours of bonus masterclasses learning some of Camilo’s favourite guitar pieces.

African Backing Tracks

cumbia guitar masterclass

Learn another popular Colombian guitar style in Camilo’s 1 hour masterclass with a detailed guide to the rhythms of Cumbia.

African Bass Guitar With Live Masterclass And Q&A

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Put your new techniques into practice and jam over traditional Joropo and Son grooves so you can develop your own authentic feel and be confident playing in a variety of new styles.

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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.

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The Vibrancy Of Latin Music

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”.

Learn Latin American Folk Guitar

….. how to replicate the sound of a 10-piece band with just two hands.

Learn African Music

….. the rich musical harmony of South American chord structure.

Learn Latin Folk Guitar

….. dynamic, contextual song examples with all of the vocals included.

Play Latin American Folk Guitar

….. the percussive strumming patterns of Joropo into your own language.

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