Would it be useful to have a Latin technique sub-forum?

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  1. Here on the double bass side of talkbass, we have sub-fora dedicated to Jazz Technique, Orchestral Technique, Rockabilly, and Bluegrass.

    I've been searching a little around Latin music technique, and wondered if it would be useful to have a Latin subforum? I also wondered if "Latin" is too broad, given that Latin America includes about a half-billion people and twenty countries, so probably at least twenty distinct musical traditions. Tango is not Bossa.

    So that's my humble proposal - I wanted to offer it for discussion, and if anyone else besides me thinks it would be useful, then put it to the moderators/management.
     
  2. Mister Cbass

    Mister Cbass

    Jun 30, 2011
    France
    I agree with you, we found some information about latin music in jazz forum or miscellaneous forums.
    A dedicated forum would be great. There so many styles, bands etc...
    Tango, bossa, mambo, afro-latin, they are numerous , and a lot are quite far from jazz music.

    Love this idea.
     
  3. Mister Cbass

    Mister Cbass

    Jun 30, 2011
    France
    maybe you could make your suggetion here

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  4. equill

    equill

    Nov 25, 2010
    Madrid
    I like it; there's a lot I could learn here.
     
  5. sean_on_bass

    sean_on_bass Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2005
    USA
    I would love a Latin section, and it could honestly benefit both double and electric bassists alike.
     
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  6. vilshofen

    vilshofen

    Dec 27, 2007
    Casablanca
    If I could get to pontificate about cumbias and Ruben Blades, I'm all for it. Excellent idea!
     
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  7. Evert

    Evert

    Oct 7, 2017
    Brussels, Belgium
    excellent idea !
     
  8. marcox

    marcox

    Dec 10, 2007
    Phoenix
    You could start by creating a "Latin Technique Megathread" in the Jazz Technique section as an initial gathering place for information. The mods are more likely to create a new section if there's demonstrated interest and sustained participation around a particular topic.

    (See the EUB section for examples of megathreads about various manufacturers/models.)
     
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  9. Tom Lane

    Tom Lane Gold Supporting Member

    Related to this, I've been enjoying the Samba & Beyond online class sponsored by JazzAnywhere.com Mike Tracy, the director of the University of Louisville Jazz Studies program, is the creator of the JazzAnywhere.com site and has had a long-term relationship with South American jazz educators. One of his recent Master's degree graduates, Hamilton Pinheiro, is teaching the course. Hamilton's a great musician and bassist and his band can all keep up. So far, they've covered Samba, Partido Alto, Samba Funk, and Sambaiao. $150 for 8 video lessons, roughly an hour each, and Hamilton answers questions through a messaging app. The lessons are very well prepared and very detailed about all of the possible rhythms for each rhythm section instrument for each style.
     
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