The Music Of Latin Music

1412 Words Mar 16th, 2015 6 Pages
Intro It’s about 09:30 P.M and I have to be in downtown San Diego to play live at club Sevilla. We play Latin music, Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Bachata and its something that I grew up playing all my life, its part of me, and defines me as a person and would not leave that hobby for any reason. But what I called a hobby, was becoming a job, many times I had to push over friendships, girlfriends, or other social time just to make it to band practice, that’s how important it was for me. Latin music requires a lot of skill, it requires music theory, and for the most part, most of us were natural musicians, we did not read music except the trumpets, saxophone, and trombone. There were a total of 13 people in the band. There was a conga, timbale, bongo, acoustic bass, 2 trumpets, 1 trombone, 1 saxophone, piano player (myself), and three singers. It’s a big band to handle and manage, but we love music. Sometimes we may not get along with each other, but once we start playing we forget about all of our problems with the world and we go to a complete different dimension, its beautiful. Some not all the band members had a problem with the leader, which was the lead singer, at first I thought he had an attitude problem or maybe he’s just a show off since he brings the attention of the crowd. Our leader is not a musician, he is very good at telling every musician how to play, but did not have any skill at playing any instrument and did not do well what so ever at listening. I’m going…
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