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CLIP 11932

How to create a Latin pop song

How to create a Latin pop song

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Key Info
  • How to create a Latin pop song
  • Duration: 02:20
  • The clip shows producer Sergio George in the studio demonstrating how to create a Latin pop song. Starting with a basic melody, he adds elements of Reggae, Spanish pop ballad, South American horn lines and Afro-Cuban percussion. The intention is to produce a track that is accessible and has immediate appeal – something that will grab the attention of radio listeners in the opening few bars. Published as part of the Latin Music USA website: Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:



    Latin American

  • Keywords: recording, arranging, styles genres, latin, reggae, cuban, studio, melody, genre, music
Ideas for use in class
  • An exemplar showing how studio musicians create, develop and extend musical ideas by selecting and combining resources within musical structures, styles, genres and traditions.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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