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In this featured lesson designed by Gabriel Montt, professor at the Projazz Instituto Profesional in Chile, students will apply a basic understanding of the rhythmic accompaniment traditionally performed by the guitar in the cueca, the national dance of Chile.
About the Educator
Gabriel Montt is a guitar professor at the Projazz Instituto Profesional in Instrumental Interpretation.
After recieving a degree in Popular Music Creation at the University of the Americas, Gabriel continued his studies in jazz and fusion styles from masters of the national scene, such as Jorge Vidal, Moncho Romero, Miguel Ángel Pérez among others.
Between the years 2008-2009 he completed a postgraduate degree at the Conservatori del Liceu in Barcelona, Spain, where he perfected himself in "Jazz and Modern Music" with musicians from Europe, such as Jordi Bonell, Pedro Javier González, Iñaki Sandoval and Román Gottwald.
Since 2006 he has been working on a project associated with jazz manouche with the Gypsy Trio group, as well as his participation in the projects "Homenaje a Django Reinhardt" and "Gypsy Trio Gira 2011". He currently works as a teacher in Jazz Guitar at the Projazz Professional Institute, at the Maule Regional Theater and at the Jazz Club Academy in Talca, in addition to composing arrangements for the TRM Classical Orchestra in the works of Jesus Christ Superstar and The Novice Rebel.