Tumbao – Cuban Bass Evolution

 

Spend 30 days studying the full curriculum of Cuban bass styles combined with weekly workshops and progress through the material with a community of bass enthusiasts.

30-Day money back guarantee

master the art of

Authentic Cuban Bass Playing

Transport yourself to Havana, where the rhythm of life is set as the clave counts off in the 3/2 rumba style, preparing the stage for an infectious musical journey. As the timbales roll and the band enters, immerse yourself in the origins of Cuban music. It’s here, in this vibrant and rhythmic backdrop, that the term “Tumbao” finds its roots. Originating from the innovative mind of Cuban bassist “Israel ‘Cachao’ López,” Tumbao gave birth to the distinctive “bajo anticipado” style that revolutionized bass playing throughout all of Latin America.

In Rubén Ramos’ course, “Tumbao – Cuban Bass Evolution,” you’ll journey far beyond any external understanding of Cuban bass. Delve deep into the essence of the Tumbao, Son Montuno, Cha Cha Cha, Bolero and Latin Jazz. This is not just about playing bass; it’s about understanding the soul and history of each style, elevating your musicality to new heights.

Uncover the intricate tapestry of Cuban bass, where tradition meets innovation and where every note tells a story of evolution and musical brilliance.

make instant progress

The Cuban Bass Curriculum

 

Click below to preview the blue highlighted lessons

Module 1 - Tumbao And The Clave - 18.41
  • An Introduction To Latin American Music3.09
  • The Concept Of Tumbao 6.28
  • What Is The Clave2.43
  • The 3/2 Clave1.44
  • Playing Over The 3/2 Clave1.00
  • The 2/3 Clave0.47
  • Playing Over The 2/3 Clave0.53
  • The Rumba Clave1.16
  • Playing Over The Rumba Clave0.58
  • The 6/8 Clave 0.40
  • Playing Over The 6/8 Clave 1.03
Module 2 - Popular Styles & Chord Progressions - 12.13
  • The Son Montuno Progression2.45
  • Son Montuno With The Band1.02
  • The Minor Son Montuno Progression1.47
  • Performing With The Band1.01
  • The Major 2 5 1 Progression1.05
  • The Minor 2 5 1 Progression0.55
  • Learning The Cha Cha Cha Style1.47
  • Cha Cha Cha With The Rhythm Section1.08
  • How To Play Bolero1.22
  • Working With The Band0.51
Module 3 - Cuban Bass Knowledge - 21.51
  • The Role Of The Bass Player4.04
  • Learning Son Montuno Variations5.32
  • Son Montuno Variations In A Minor 2.26
  • The Latin Cycle Of 4ths Exercise3.22
  • The Drum Kit In Salsa Music2.50
  • Getting Funky With The Drums3.41
Module 4 - Latin Jazz Chord Progressions - 20.56
  • Fuerza Gigante – Ray Barretto0.49
  • Fuerza Gigante – Clave2.56
  • Con La Punta Del Pie1.08
  • Con La Punta Del Pie – 3/2 Rumba Clave3.15
  • Poly – Emiliano Salvador 2.07
  • Poly – 3/2 Clave3.14
  • Descargar – Funky Salsa Style0.42
  • Descargar – 2/3 Clave3.16
  • Cabeza De Hacha4.50
Latin American Backing Tracks - 36.37
  • Son Montuno 3.15
  • Salsa 4.05
  • Hard Salsa 3.30
  • Classic Romantic Salsa 3.45
  • Contemporary Salsa 3.20
  • Modern Salsa 3.55
  • Fusion Salsa 4.12
  • Bolero 3.38
  • Timba 4.27
  • Cha Cha Cha 3.10
Latin Rhythms Encyclopedia - 2.05
  • Salsa 0.42
  • Cha Cha Cha 0.50
  • Guaguancó 0.38
  • Mozambique 0.45
  • Bembe 0.30
Live Workshops - 4 Hours
  • Jan 16 – 8pm UK time60.00
  • Jan 23 – 8pm UK time60.00
  • Jan 30 – 8pm UK time60.00
  • Feb 6 – 8pm UK time60.00

The Ultimate Learning Experience

what’s included on your journey

African Backing Tracks

tumbao – cuban bass evolution

Become fluent in Cuban bass with a carefully constructed curriculum guided by Ruben Ramos and assisted by Edd Bateman during weekly live workshops.

Learn Folk Guitar With Interactive on-screen notation

interactive on-screen notation

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 rhythms masterclass

Take your Cuban musical study even further with a 1 hour rhythm masterclass led by percussionist Ernesto Marichales.

African Backing Tracks

latin rhythms encyclopedia

Discover how percussion ensembles work together by understanding the individual parts played by each instrument.

African Bass Guitar With Live Masterclass And Q&A

latin american backing tracks

Put your new techniques into practice and jam over Salsa, Bolero, Cha Cha Cha and more so you can develop your own authentic feel and be confident playing in a variety of new styles.

now you finally can

Become Fluent in Cuban Bass

Register today and get immediate lifetime access to the following

The African Bass Guitar Masterclass

tumbao – cuban bass evolution

£297

4 x 1 hour zoom workshops with edd bateman

£297

interactive on-screen notation

£77

cuban rhythms masterclass

£20

latin rhythms encyclopedia

£17

latin american backing tracks

£17

Total Value

£745

Lifetime Access Only

£197

one time payment

✔ 30-Day Money Back Guarantee

January Sale. 50% Extra Discounted At Checkout

Latin American Folk Guitar

30 days risk-free

Satisfaction Guaranteed

We’re so confident in these Cuban bass 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?

Put Cuban bass skills at your fingertips with the World Music Method!

Ready to get Started?

Meet Your Teacher

Cuban Bass Lessons

Rubén Ramos Medina, originally from Colon City, Panama, began his musical journey in percussion before embracing the bass guitar at the age of 13. Graduating from the Interamerican University in San Juan, Puerto Rico, his musical pursuits catapulted him to collaborate with renowned artists like Carlos Garnett and Danilo Pérez. Equipped with a Major in Music, Ruben ventured into the realm of bass improvisation, eawinning awards at global festivals like Master-Jam Festival in Odessa, Ukraine.

His musical voyage spans performances with illustrious names, from Carnival Cruise Lines to London’s Moulin Rouge musical, showcasing his versatility across Latin American rhythms and jazz improvisation. From jam sessions with Billy Cobham to enthralling audiences alongside Cuban icons like Compay Segundo, Rubén has etched his name as an acclaimed bassist and composer, celebrated for his diverse musical expertise and innovative artistry.

interactive zoom workshops

Cuban Bass Students’ Collective

Immerse yourself in this course guided by World Music Method’s founder, Edd Bateman. Experience four dynamic 1-hour workshops conducted via Zoom, fostering an engaging space where passionate bass players like you can connect. These sessions offer a unique opportunity to interact, share progress, and discuss your journey through the course material alongside a supportive community.

The bonus live sessions will be recorded so you can catch up on any that you miss.

  • Tuesday Jan 16.  8pm UK time
  • Tuesday Jan 23.  8pm UK time
  • Tuesday Jan 30.  8pm UK time
  • Tuesday Feb 6.  8pm UK time

Become Cuban Bass Confident

The African Bass Masterclass

Lifetime Access Only

£197

one time payment

✔ 30-Day Money Back Guarantee

January Sale. 50% Extra Discounted At Checkout