Merengue Piano Styles

In this book, Carlos Campos delves into an aspect of the music of the Dominican Republic called “Merengue”.
This style is known for its intricate rhythms and ultra fast tempos. Most of the examples in this book are divided into “Derecho” and “Pambiche” styles. This book contains more than 400 examples for piano.

Most of the piano patterns or “Guajeos”, are also divided by patterns played in octaves or tenths, patterns in major or minor keys, basic patterns or arpeggiated and broken patterns. Additionally, the “Guajeo” patterns go through all different type of chord progressions popular within the Merengue style.

Each example of the book has been recorded at different tempos. Tracks containing bass and percussion only, are also included. Much care was taken in the recording and production of the audio tracks. Please listen to the audio demos below.

Selected examples are included in the accompanying CD/MP3, but the complete set of recordings containing every example in this book, are available in high quality MIDI files.
A MP3 file collection and Video Lessons are also available.

Video Trailer

Video: Page 10, Example 1

Audio Examples

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