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A collaborative project with world renowned guitarist Lionel Loueke from Benin, West Africa – GuitAfrica offers an informative and enjoyable way to learn African style guitar.
We believe that learning music should not be tedious, nor a chore – it should be fun, inspiring and fulfilling. So we invited Lionel Loueke to compose and perform 22 beautiful songs especially for GuitAfrica. They represent and are inspired by the traditional sounds of African ethnic groups spanning the entire continent.
We believe in producing the best possible quality products, so we went into the studio with a great band and a great audio engineer to capture Lionel’s music and his playing.
African music is deeply rooted in rhythm so the drums and percussion parts will help you better understand the music.
Each song comes with a full score and individual parts for guitars, bass and drums. The guitar and bass parts come with both, standard music notation and tablatures so that you can learn Lionel’s exact fingerings.
You can even select a few measures to be looped and if that’s not enough you can slow down the tempo. Piece by piece in this manner, you can learn the whole part.
The next step is to mute the part you just learned, un-mute all the other instruments and play along just as if you were one of the members of the band. If you want to further challenge yourself, you can also change the pitch of the song – perfect for learning a specific phrase in all keys.