learning how to play the cuban tres guitar

Posted by Oscar on Sat, 04/06/02 - 21:06:51.

I need information in the miami area where or who gives lessons on the cuban tres, Im interested in learning about this grat sounding instrument but i have no clue on how I can get started.

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Re: learning how to play the cuban tres guitar

: I need information in the miami area where or who gives lessons on the cuban tres, Im interested in learning about this grat sounding instrument but i have no clue on how I can get started.

: v
Do you own a tres ? if you do i like your help. I need to buy a tres I am also in love with this fine instrument. How did you buy yours and how much did you paid? thanks.

Re: learning how to play the cuban tres guitar

: : I need information in the miami area where or who gives lessons on the cuban tres, Im interested in learning about this grat sounding instrument but i have no clue on how I can get started.

: : v
: Do you own a tres ? if you do i like your help. I need to buy a tres I am also in love with this fine instrument. How did you buy yours and how much did you paid? thanks.
Dear musician, I also bought a Tres, because I am also in love with the sound of the instrument and its possibilities, to my surprise in spite of how many Cubans there are in Miami, there are no books, methods, or printed music of any kind for the instrumet. What a shame, however since I have been playing guitar for about 8 years I am cheating my way through the Tres also and learning some chords etc. I live in Miami, if you want we can get together and see what we can come up with.

Re: learning how to play the cuban tres guitar

You

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: : : v
: : Do you own a tres ? if you do i like your help. I need to buy a tres I am also in love with this fine instrument. How did you buy yours and how much did you paid? thanks.
: Dear musician, I also bought a Tres, because I am also in love with the sound of the instrument and its possibilities, to my surprise in spite of how many Cubans there are in Miami, there are no books, methods, or printed music of any kind for the instrumet. What a shame, however since I have been playing guitar for about 8 years I am cheating my way through the Tres also and learning some chords etc. I live in Miami, if you want we can get together and see what we can come up with.

There is a method at salsablanca.com, english and spanish. With tabs and cd.

Where to Buy a Tres

Hi there If you need help buying a tres. We are Luthiers of Cuban Tres. We are in Havana, Cuba, But we can ship all over the world. Our Tres are played by the best cuban treseros, and groups. Now we are accepting Orders for 2009. Contact us at cuban3luthiers@gmail.com. It will be a pleasure to help Tres Players find a good instrument.

Re: Where to Buy a Tres

LOOKING fOR A TRES GUITAR....SEND PICS, PRICING AND CASE INFO.
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Re: learning how to play the cuban tres guitar

Hey guys, my name is dom im 14 years old and ive been playing the tres cubano for around 1 year, my dads friend brought me a beautiful Tres from cuba and i am in love with it,( i also play congas and timbales with many cuban bands in my city), i know all the chords, string guages and tunings, etc etc about the tres off by heart, so if anyone would like to email me about chords or books or anything i would be happy to help. I also own a book from cuba about the tres which has insructions on converting a guitar into a tres and most chords imaginable from majors, minors, 7s, flats, shraps, diminished and so on. Good luck in the search for the Tres...

Re: learning how to play the cuban tres guitar

Would like to purchase book on learning how to play the tres. I also play congas and timbales. So we have something in common.:
: Hey guys, my name is dom im 14 years old and ive been playing the tres cubano for around 1 year, my dads friend brought me a beautiful Tres from cuba and i am in love with it,( i also play congas and timbales with many cuban bands in my city), i know all the chords, string guages and tunings, etc etc about the tres off by heart, so if anyone would like to email me about chords or books or anything i would be happy to help. I also own a book from cuba about the tres which has insructions on converting a guitar into a tres and most chords imaginable from majors, minors, 7s, flats, shraps, diminished and so on. Good luck in the search for the Tres...

A book to learn a Cuban Tres pdf and mp3

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: by in www.habanapopular.com

how to play the cuban tres

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how to play the cuban tres

Re: learning how to play the cuban tres guitar

: : : I need information in the miami area where or who gives lessons on the cuban tres, Im interested in learning about this grat sounding instrument but i have no clue on how I can get started.

:
: : : v
: : Do you own a tres ? if you do i like your help. I need to buy a tres I am also in love with this fine instrument. How did you buy yours and how much did you paid? thanks.
: Dear musician, I also bought a Tres, because I am also in love with the sound of the instrument and its possibilities, to my surprise in spite of how many Cubans there are in Miami, there are no books, methods, or printed music of any kind for the instrumet. What a shame, however since I have been playing guitar for about 8 years I am cheating my way through the Tres also and learning some chords etc. I live in Miami, if you want we can get together and see what we can come up with.

I have just returned from two magical weeks cycling in Cuba and listening to the tres everywhere!
I wanted to buy one but didnt find one in the shops.
I'd like to buy one and have lessons in the London area.

Re: learning how to play the cuban tres guitar

: : For those of you trying to learn tres but can't find method books, check out general books on cuban music, such as Rebecca Mauleon's 'Salsa Guidebook' or Ed Uribe's 'Essense of Afro-Cuban Percussion'. These have info on tuning and sample montunos for the tres, as well as being great overviews of what all the instruments are doing. Single-line piano montunos are derived from tres patterns, so they can give you some good ideas. Good luck.
: : : : v
: : : Do you own a tres ? if you do i like your help. I need to buy a tres I am also in love with this fine instrument. How did you buy yours and how much did you paid? thanks.
: : Dear musician, I also bought a Tres, because I am also in love with the sound of the instrument and its possibilities, to my surprise in spite of how many Cubans there are in Miami, there are no books, methods, or printed music of any kind for the instrumet. What a shame, however since I have been playing guitar for about 8 years I am cheating my way through the Tres also and learning some chords etc. I live in Miami, if you want we can get together and see what we can come up with.

: I have just returned from two magical weeks cycling in Cuba and listening to the tres everywhere!
: I wanted to buy one but didnt find one in the shops.
: I'd like to buy one and have lessons in the London area.

Re: learning how to buy the cuban tres guitar

I too want to buy tress guitar can you advise me on where to buy

Re: learning how to play the cuban tres guitar

need to buy a tres I am am also in love with the sound of the instrument and its are no books, methods, guitar for about 8 years I am cheating my way through the Tres also and learning some chords etc. I live in Miami, if you want we can get together and see what we can come up with.

: I have just returned from two magical weeks cycling in Cuba and listening to the tres everywhere!
: I wanted to buy one but didnt find one in the shops.
: I'd like to buy one and have lessons in the London area.
i just got back from cuba and happened to have found a tres manual for about 38.00 USD. in it it explains the major chords, the basic rythms, some technique, and a cd to go along with the lessons. so far its helping me though it isnt as easy as i thought. the tuning throws me off a bit given my years of playing guitar. you just have to give this great intrument its respect and learn it from scratch without any arrogance of how well you play guitar!!

Re: learning how to play the cuban tres guitar

I'm Venezuelan, living in Ft Lauderdale. Studied piano for 9 years, and played since I was 7. I also play Venezuelan cuatro and bandola. I love cuban music and just yesterday bought a Tres. Since the tuning is similar to the first 3 courses of the bandola (E-D-A-E) I managed to find some chords, but I would like to copy the manual you got in Cuba (I'll pay you back the 38 USD!!). PLease let me know if you are willing to share the manual and perhaps make some music together.

Frank

: need to buy a tres I am am also in love with the sound of the instrument and its are no books, methods, guitar for about 8 years I am cheating my way through the Tres also and learning some chords etc. I live in Miami, if you want we can get together and see what we can come up with.

: : I have just returned from two magical weeks cycling in Cuba and listening to the tres everywhere!
: : I wanted to buy one but didnt find one in the shops.
: : I'd like to buy one and have lessons in the London area.
: i just got back from cuba and happened to have found a tres manual for about 38.00 USD. in it it explains the major chords, the basic rythms, some technique, and a cd to go along with the lessons. so far its helping me though it isnt as easy as i thought. the tuning throws me off a bit given my years of playing guitar. you just have to give this great intrument its respect and learn it from scratch without any arrogance of how well you play guitar!!

Re: learning how to play the cuban tres guitar

: I'm Venezuelan, living in Ft Lauderdale. Studied piano for 9 years, and played since I was 7. I also play Venezuelan cuatro and bandola. I love cuban music and just yesterday bought a Tres. Since the tuning is similar to the first 3 courses of the bandola (E-D-A-E) I managed to find some chords, but I would like to copy the manual you got in Cuba (I'll pay you back the 38 USD!!). PLease let me know if you are willing to share the manual and perhaps make some music together.

: Frank

:
: : need to buy a tres I am am also in love with the sound of the instrument and its are no books, methods, guitar for about 8 years I am cheating my way through the Tres also and learning some chords etc. I live in Miami, if you want we can get together and see what we can come up with.

: : : I have just returned from two magical weeks cycling in Cuba and listening to the tres everywhere!
: : : I wanted to buy one but didnt find one in the shops.
: : : I'd like to buy one and have lessons in the London area.
: : i just got back from cuba and happened to have found a tres manual for about 38.00 USD. in it it explains the major chords, the basic rythms, some technique, and a cd to go along with the lessons. so far its helping me though it isnt as easy as i thought. the tuning throws me off a bit given my years of playing guitar. you just have to give this great intrument its respect and learn it from scratch without any arrogance of how well you play guitar!!

Diego,
Would you mind telling me the title of the manual you bought. I will be in Cuba in Octobering 2004. In Cuba I'll look search for it.
Thank you.

Max.

Re: learning how to play the cuban tres guitar

Hi,

Do you know were I could order the Tres Manual w/cd.

Raymond

Re: learning how to play the cuban tres guitar

: Hi,

: Do you know were I could order the Tres Manual w/cd.

: Raymond

Re: learning how to play the cuban tres guitar

I sometimes get a hold of the book with the CD. I have sold several on EBAY. The book is from Cuba. Keep an eye out for it. i will be posting it again soon.

Re: learning how to play the cuban tres guitar

: Hi,

: Do you know were I could order the Tres Manual w/cd.

: Raymond

RAYMOND THERE IS METHOD SOLD IN LA CASALATINA IN NYC I DONT KNOW ABOUT THE CD BUT WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO TUNE AND ALL THE CORDS OF THE TRE.EL FAISAN DE CAROLINA PR

Re: learning how to play the cuban tres guitar

: :I was recently in Cuba and bought photo copies of a book on the tres, with a CD. The book includes Chord structures as well as montunos and much more. for more information you can contact me directly at my e-mail at davidedward1@juno.com
David

: : Do you know were I could order the Tres Manual w/cd.

: : Raymond

: RAYMOND THERE IS METHOD SOLD IN LA CASALATINA IN NYC I DONT KNOW ABOUT THE CD BUT WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO TUNE AND ALL THE CORDS OF THE TRE.EL FAISAN DE CAROLINA PR

Re: learning how to play the cuban tres guitar

: : I live in Spain and is imposible get method for cuban tres. Do you know how to get it or paying the cost you know somebody for sending me it? Many thanks. Yours sincerly Juan

Re: learning how to play the cuban tres guitar

Hi. I live in Australia and I have been in love with the tres since i came back from Cuba in 97...(I am still kicking myself for not buying a tres when i was there!!). Since then i have tried to make one out of a guitar but not with much success, so i am experimenting with a 12 string guitar. I would love to find a tres method or something of the sort...i have learnt a bit but all by ear. I have done heaps of looking around but i have found nothing. You mention a method that comes with a CD as well. I would really appreciate if you could send me the name or the web address of the shop that stocks this method or any other information that you would like to share. Thanks!!
Christian

Re: learning how to play the cuban tres guitar

: Hi. I live in Australia and I have been in love with the tres since i came back from Cuba in 97...(I am still kicking myself for not buying a tres when i was there!!). Since then i have tried to make one out of a guitar but not with much success, so i am experimenting with a 12 string guitar. I would love to find a tres method or something of the sort...i have learnt a bit but all by ear. I have done heaps of looking around but i have found nothing. You mention a method that comes with a CD as well. I would really appreciate if you could send me the name or the web address of the shop that stocks this method or any other information that you would like to share. Thanks!!
: Christian

Hello Christian, and anyone else that might read this.

I am a Professional Guitarist and Tres Player in NYC. I took two lessons, one with a friend that studied with Papi Oviedo in Cuba, and another guy that is a Tres Player from Cuba. Basically, what I learned from them is that I was better off learning from CDs by ear. Also, if you transcribe the songs (write them down) you will get a better idea of how the montunos function in the music. My favorite number 1 CD for learning is: Primitivo by Arsenio Rodriguez. The greatest thing is that on some tracks you can move your Left/Right control on the stereo, and take out the voices, and you can hear only the Tres and Percussion, fantastic!!

Here are some other great Tres CDs WITHOUT piano:
Encentro entre Soneros - Papi Oviedo Y sus Soneros (Candela)

The Conga Kings - (Nelson Gonzalez, Tres) Chesky JD 193

La Cumbancha - El Son Entero (PlayaSound, PS 65220)

Oro Musical - Septeto Nacional De Ignacio Pineiro (MRX, MXD-2188, this is from a series "Oro Musical")

Septeto Nacional de Ignacio Pineiro (Crin CD 12043, black/white cover, red letters on top, band around a car)

Isaac Oviedo - Routes of Rhythm Volume 3 (Rounder CD 5055)

Raices del Son Cubano Vol. 1 - La Musica de Miguel Matamoros (BMG U.S. Latin 74321-62929-2)

Luis Frank presents Soneros de Verdad, A Buena Visga: Barrio de la Habana (Timba Records 15875-2)

Changui, low-class dance. (Traditional Crossroads CD 4290)

Hope this helps. Any questions, please feel free to email me.

Good Luck!

Steve Bloom

Learning to play the Cuban tres in NYC

Where in NYC can you learn how to play the Cuban tres and can you start from scratch or you need to be at least a beginner guitar player already?

Re: learning how to play the cuban tres guitar

: : : : I need information in the miami area where or who gives lessons on the cuban tres, Im interested in learning about this grat sounding instrument but i have no clue on how I can get started.

: :
: : : : v
: : : Do you own a tres ? if you do i like your help. I need to buy a tres I am also in love with this fine instrument. How did you buy yours and how much did you paid? thanks.
: : Dear musician, I also bought a Tres, because I am also in love with the sound of the instrument and its possibilities, to my surprise in spite of how many Cubans there are in Miami, there are no books, methods, or printed music of any kind for the instrumet. What a shame, however since I have been playing guitar for about 8 years I am cheating my way through the Tres also and learning some chords etc. I live in Miami, if you want we can get together and see what we can come up with.

: I have just returned from two magical weeks cycling in Cuba and listening to the tres everywhere!
: I wanted to buy one but didnt find one in the shops.
: I'd like to buy one and have lessons in the London area.

>>>> I am a Puertorican who also loves the sounds of a tres. www.lonestarguitars.com has the most excellent tres out there. Even cutomized electronics.

I am also looking for Tres Tabs. I heard that you can also use piano progresions for it. I IV V IV

Re: learning how to play the cuban tres guitar

: : : : : I need information in the miami area where or who gives lessons on the cuban tres, Im interested in learning about this grat sounding instrument but i have no clue on how I can get started.

: : :
: : : : : v
: : : : Do you own a tres ? if you do i like your help. I need to buy a tres I am also in love with this fine instrument. How did you buy yours and how much did you paid? thanks.
: : : Dear musician, I also bought a Tres, because I am also in love with the sound of the instrument and its possibilities, to my surprise in spite of how many Cubans there are in Miami, there are no books, methods, or printed music of any kind for the instrumet. What a shame, however since I have been playing guitar for about 8 years I am cheating my way through the Tres also and learning some chords etc. I live in Miami, if you want we can get together and see what we can come up with.

: : I have just returned from two magical weeks cycling in Cuba and listening to the tres everywhere!
: : I wanted to buy one but didnt find one in the shops.
: : I'd like to buy one and have lessons in the London area.

: >>>> I am a Puertorican who also loves the sounds of a tres. www.lonestarguitars.com has the most excellent tres out there. Even cutomized electronics.

: I am also looking for Tres Tabs. I heard that you can also use piano progresions for it. I IV V IV

HEY GUYS I ALSO LIKE THE SOUND OF THE TRES I DO HAVE A TRES. I BOUGHT IT FROM LONE STAR GUITARS COST ME $175.00 & I DONT REGRET IT, I AM A BORICUA AND PLAYED PIANO MONTUNOS WHICH HELP ME TO LEARN THE TRES, I PLAY BY EAR BUT WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE IF THE JOB IS ACCOMPLISH. THERE IS A METHOD FOR PLAYING THE TRES IN LA CASA LATINA IN NYC DONE BY A BORICUA WHICH A CAN'T REMEMBER THE NAME RIGHT NOW. GOOD LUCK PEOPLE. AND STAY TUNE.I WROTE AN E_MAIL TO NELSON GONZALES FEW MONTH AGO AND HE TOO WILL HAVE A METHOD FOR TRES AND LET ME TELL YOU NELSON IS THE WINNER OF A GRAMMY I DONT KNOW HOW MANY TIMES PLAYING TRES. HE PLAY WITH PACHECO, PUENTE, CACHAO ETC ETC.. ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS THAT TRES IS A GREAT INSTRUMENT THEY ALSO HAVE A TRES IN PR BUT IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT AND SOUND DIFFERENT TOO. BYE BYE GUYS ( EL FAISAN DE CAROLINA PR)

I sell hand made tres' from Habana

Greetings Treseros...
I have what you all have been looking for...the highest quality, hand made Tres from Luthier Jose Miranda Perez.

These Tres' are made to order, and take 3 months to prepare. Made of aged Mahogany, Pine, and Cedar, you will not find another like this anywhere in the world. Perfect intonation, incredible sound, its a pity that most cubans cannot afford this masterpiece.

Conact me at kilday@mac.com for pictures, and details.

Serious inquiries only please.

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