The True Cuban Bass

by Carlos Del Puerto & Silvio Vergara

For acoustic or electric bass

English and Spanish text

Includes CD of either historic Cuban recordings or Carlos playing each exercise

Many transcriptions of complete bass parts for tunes in different Cuban styles - the roots of salsa

Sample Page and CD Track

Lágrimas Negras

Lágrimas Negras


This is a wonderful book. The combined efforts of these distinguished members of the Cuban school of the bass has resulted in a highly educative product, recommendable to all bass players and to anyone desiring to expand their knowledge of our music.”
— Paquito D'Rivera

This will improve your partnership with the Latin rhythm section.”
— Jimmy Haslip

This is a magnificent book which will bring all bassists closer to authentic Latin music.”
— Chucho Valdes

A musical lifesaver for any musician wishing to dig a little deeper into the wonders of Cuban music.”
— Rebeca Mauleon

Great information for any musician interested in the inside of the Afro-Cuban bass. From traditional to contemporary bass, this book is a must for all levels. Great job!”
— Oscar Stagnaro

An exceptional book written by two authorities on Afro-Cuban music. For the intermediate or professional bassist, this is it! For the composer or arranger, this is the definitive source of information on the subject.”
— Victor Mendoza