Beyond Salsa Piano is a history and anthology of the role of the piano in the Cuban rhythm section – from its first appearance to the present. In a broader sense, it’s a study of the tumbao – the art of creating music from layers of repeating rhythmic and melodic phrases. Whether these syncopated figures are called tumbaos, guajeos, montunos, riffs or vamps, this Afro-Cuban concept lies at the heart of nearly every popular music genre from salsa to rock , funk, R&B, hiphop and jazz.

While presented as a set of method books, the series doubles as a history course and record collecting guide for listeners, dancers, and players of instruments other than the piano.

Perhaps the most important goal of the series is to provide a comprehensive understanding of how tumbaos are constructed, their central role in the texture of Latin music of all eras, and the endless possibilities they provide for creative composing and arranging.

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Web Development Internship:
Major(s): Graphic/Web Design, Media, Business, Computers, Entertainment, Music, Performing Arts, Publishing, Web, Internet, Sound, Spanish

Description: Create simple & informative html websites for an exciting Latin music company.
Location: This internship is NOT location specific.
Weekly work period: expectation is 10 hours a week.
Hourly pay: Hourly pay after the first website is published.

Latin Pulse Music Inc. owns a series of websites focused on Latin music and culture. We are currently offering an internship in html web development. Responsibilities include set-up and development of a network of basic html websites. To work on our various sites we assume you are familiar with html coding and graphics programs such as Fireworks, Photoshop, etc. The candidate will work from home as this is a tele-communing position. All that is required is a high-speed internet connection and Skype. Once proficiency and quality of work is established we are able to hire on an independent contractor basis (hourly pay).

Requirements: broadband internet connection w/ Skype, familiarity with graphics & web development programs, bilingual (English - Spanish) preferred but not necessary

Send brief letter and resume to: michael [at] latinpulsemusic [dot] com
Michael P. Lazarus, Founder & President, Latin Pulse Music Inc.