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Harmonica Lessons: Latin Music: 3rd Position Montunos

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[MUSIC]
So now, I'd like to move to something else
in the Dorian Mode, which is,
there's a lot of Latin music
that is in the Dorian Mode,
and the band is gonna play one or
two of those tunes.
And, the rhythm patterns in Latin music,
that the piano usually plays,
are called montunos,
like they go like this.
[SOUND] I'll do it in D minor.
[MUSIC]
I'm playing the bass line too,
it's a little tricky,
obviously can't do that on harmonica,
but you can play the montuno.
[MUSIC]
There's a lot of
them, you can do.
[MUSIC]
You can do it with octaves.
[MUSIC]
There's a lot of Latin music,
it's just they take solos over one or
two chords a lot of the time.
And sometimes, while the montuno's going
on, there'll be a conga drum solo,
something like that.
So, if you're a harmonica player
who can play montunos, and
you're in a Latin band, boy, those
guys are gonna be really surprised and
very pleased that you understand
how to comp for their music.
So, I'll show you another one,
that's a little bit more elaborate,
on the harmonica.
That one was just from four draw.
[MUSIC]
And then, four blow, and
then going up to the two
notes right above them.
[MUSIC]
And, it's a very specific rhythm, and it's
something that you really have to listen
to a lot of Latin music to really get.
[MUSIC]
The only ones that
are on the on beats,
is the down beat.
[MUSIC]
Everything else is on the upbeats,
until that last little stutter step
puts you back to the down beat.
[MUSIC]
So, that's
what we're gonna
play later, and
you know that tune.
[MUSIC]
[MUSIC]
So I'll give you another simple montuno
and this one goes down.
[MUSIC]
So all you have to do,
the top part stays the same.
The bottom part goes.
[MUSIC]
We're just going down.
[MUSIC]
And half steps, D.
[SOUND] D flat, C, [SOUND] B,
which is four draw, four draw bend,
four blow, three draw.
[MUSIC]
And in between each of those notes,
we flip up to five, six draw.
[MUSIC]
So,
just a few little
montuno patterns for
you, in D minor,
third position.
[MUSIC]