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MIDI Styles Set 9: Latin & Salsa

Twenty authentic Latin and Salsa styles designed by top Latin pianist Rebeca Mauleón-Santana (editor of Sher Music's Latin Real Book). Including Salsa, Conga, Cumbia, Merengue, Son, Mambo, Cha-cha-cha, Guaracha, Partido Alto and many more. Uses the most advanced features of Band-in-a-Box, utilizing all of the Latin percussion sounds, and live MIDI drums to play complex rhythms.

  • Samba in 3-2 clave [L_32SAMB.STY]

    Brazilian 3-2 Samba w/ Piano, Bass, Percussion & Guitar. Add Strings & ride at 'b'. Tempo = 155.


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  • 50's Cha-Cha (Salsa) [L_50CHA.STY]

    Salsa Charanga style Cha-cha circa the mid 50's. With Salsa Piano, Bass & Percussion At 'b' add Strings, ride & louder. Tempo = 130.


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  • Afro Salsa Rhythm [L_AFRO.STY]

    Salsa style featuring the traditional Afro rhythm adapted from the sacred 'bata' drumming. Tempo = 115.


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  • Batucada (Brazilian) [L_BATUCD.STY]

    The Batucada style (similar to Bossa) features the repetitive Surdo (large bass drum) and agogo bells, ganza (shaker) and cuica (friction drum) and Piano, Bass, Drums & Guitar. Strings at 'b'. 5 instruments. Tempo = 150.


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  • Bomba (Salsa) [L_BOMBA.STY]

    A Puerto Rican Bomba (Salsa) style featuring accordion (melody), Piano, Bass & Percussion. T=115


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  • Medium Smooth Bossa [L_BOSMED.STY]

    A smooth sounding, medium tempo Bossa style featuring El. Piano, Bass & Percussion Add Guitar & Strings at 'b'. Note: Jazz chord embellishment is on. Tempo = 145.


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  • Bossa-Partido Alto (Brazilian) [L_BOSPAR.STY]

    The 'a' section features an up tempo Bossa style. The 'b' is Partido Alto rhythm. The clave direction is 3-2. With Piano, Bass, Guitar & Percussion. Tempo = 185.


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  • Conga (Salsa) [L_CONGA.STY]

    A traditional Salsa carnival Conga rhythmic style with Piano, Bass & Percussion At 'b' add Brass and more Percussion. T=115


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  • Cumbia (Salsa) [L_CUMBIA.STY]

    A Colombian Cumbia rhythmic style. Notice the amount of 1 beat pushes, especially in the melody. Piano, Bass, Guitar & Percussion Tempo = 210.


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  • Guaracha (Salsa) [L_GUARCH.STY]

    A Guaracha style descarga (jam) in 3-2 clave (see 'Latin Pianist' dictionary, excerpted from 'The Salsa Guidebook for Piano and Ensemble' by Rebeca Mauleon-Santana, published by Sher Music Co.) With Piano, Bass & Percussion Tempo = 190.


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  • Jazz Cha-Cha (Salsa) [L_JAZCHA.STY]

    A Latin-jazz style cha-cha with Piano, b and percussion at 'a'. Add Strings & el. Guitar arpeggios at 'b'. Tempo = 145.


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  • Mambo-Jazz (Salsa) [L_MAMBOJ.STY]

    A Latin-jazz Mambo style featuring the traditional Salsa percussion, piano and bass. Tempo = 90.


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  • Merengue (Salsa) [L_MERENG.STY]

    A medium tempo Merengue (fast 2-step) Salsa style. With Salsa-style Piano, Bass and Percussion. Tempo = 120.


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  • 50's Son-Montuno (Salsa) [L_MONTUN.STY]

    A 50's style Son-Montuno. A montuno is an open vamp section. With Salsa-style Piano, Bass and Percussion. Tempo = 145.


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  • Partido Alto (Brazilian) [L_PARTID.STY]

    Partido Alto is a very popular Brazilian rhythmic style. Featuring El. Piano, Slap Bass, Percussion and Strat Guitar. Tempo = 185.


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  • Rio-Smooth Samba (Brazilian) [L_RIO.STY]

    A Smooth Samba style with Brazilian-style percussion, El. Piano, Bass, Guitar. At 'b' add Strings. Tempo = 170


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  • Samba in 2-3 clave (Brazilian) [L_SAMBA2.STY]

    A Brazilian Samba in 2-3 clave direction, featuring Piano, Bass, Percussion & Guitar. Add Strings at b. Tempo = 185.


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  • Son Cha-cha (Salsa) [L_SONCHA.STY]

    A Son-Montuno in cha-cha tempo over a funky backbeat. With Piano, b & Percussion Add Guitar and strings at 'b'. Tempo = 135.


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  • Songo (Salsa) [L_SONGO.STY]

    A contemporary, danceable Songo style with lots of percussion fills. Featuring Piano, Bass and Percussion. Tempo = 105.


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  • Tito-Mambo (Salsa) [L_TITO.STY]

    Tito-Mambo Salsa style. Featuring Salsa-style Piano, Bass, Guitar & Percussion Add Brass at 'b'. Tempo = 115.


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