Select Publications by Rebeca Mauleón

Decoding Afro-Cuban Jazz

From detailed transcriptions and comprehensive history, to practical tips on Afro-Cuban music performance and behind-the-scenes anecdotes from Valdés himself, Decoding Afro-Cuban Jazz sheds new light on the secrets of musical development in Cuba since the Revolution.

Co-written with Maestro Chucho Valdés, Decoding Afro-Cuban Jazz traces the legacy of one of Cuba's most influential musical icons, and uncovers the rich history and innovative contributions of groundbreaking ensemble, Irakere.

101 Montunos

101 Montunos is a journey through dozens of styles which form the basis of modern-day Salsa and Latin Jazz, from the Cuban danzón and songo to the Puerto Rican bomba and Dominican merengue. This bi-lingual (English/Spanish) book and two CD package is a must for any pianist or keyboardist wishing to explore the detailed history and technique of this marvelous art form.

Salsa Guidebook

The Salsa Guidebook is only complete method book on salsa ever published! 260 pages, filled with musical examples for piano, bass, drumset and salsa percussion instruments. For beginning to advanced players.

Also included are excerpts of musical scores showing how each instrument fits into each variation of salsa, an historical synopsis, numerous photos of salsa artists and an extensive discography of Afro-Caribbean music.

Muy Caliente

Afro-Cuban play-along book/cd with over 70 minutes of hot Latin grooves for you to play along with, featuring Rebeca on piano along with Oscar Stagñaro (bass), Orestes Vilató (timbales), Edgardo Cambón (congas) and Carlos Caro (bongos). "The most enjoyable way to learn to play Afro-Cuban music - with the masters!"

Latin Real Book

Over 550 pages of the best in contemporary and classic Salsa, Latin-Jazz and Brazilian music. Detailed arrangements, exactly as recorded, to help your band play in authentic Latin styles. The only professional-level Latin fakebook ever published! Don’t miss The Latin Real Book Sampler CD with some of the greatest Latin Real Book tunes as played by the original artists.

The Latin Pianist

Rebeca's MIDI program The Latin Pianist for Band-in-a-Box features real-time examples of a variety of popular Latin piano styles, a great teaching tool for any pianist wishing to learn the nuances of Latin piano techniques. Comes in both MAC and PC formats and includes MIDi rhythm tracks and a glossary of terms.