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Música andina - La zampoña View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Ecuador

The zampoña is one of the most representative instruments of Andean culture, and our friend Michael Guaján will share with us many fascinating facts about it.

Jacky - Carita redondita View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Colombia

Let's have some fun singing and learning about the different parts of the body with Jacky!

Sonido Babel - El cuatro venezolano - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Venezuela

In this third part of the series on the Venezuelan cuatro, Leonardo Lozano shares with us the names and functions of some of the parts that comprise it.

Sonido Babel - El cuatro venezolano - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Venezuela

In this second part of our series on the Venezuelan cuatro, musician Leonardo Lozano explains to us how the manner in which this traditional instrument is played varies between geographical regions.

Luis Guitarra - Historia de Lucía - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Spain

Spanish singer-songwriter Luis Guitarra tells us about and sings "Historia de Lucía" [Lucía's Story], one of his best known and most popular songs. You can also enjoy the live version of this tune.

Sonido Babel - El cuatro venezolano - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Venezuela

In this episode of "Sonido Babel" [Babel Sound], we are introduced to Venezuela's national instrument: the cuatro, which can be heard in almost all Venezuelan folk music.

Música andina - Técnica para guitarra View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Ecuador

Michael brings us into the world of the Andean guitar, introducing us to some of its characteristic melodies and explaining some techniques for both playing and caring for it.

Luis Guitarra - Tocando 6 instrumentos a la vez View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Luis Guitarra faces a challenge proposed by several Yabla users: singing us a song while simultaneously playing several instruments. Can he do it?

Sonido Babel - La plena de Puerto Rico View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Puerto Rico, Venezuela

In this episode of Sonido Babel, we'll learn about plena: a musical genre from Puerto Rico that is played with a multitude of different instruments and deals with a plethora of topics from religion, events, recipes, advice, and even superstitions.

Luis Guitarra - Somos transparentes View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Spain

Luis Guitarra sings us a catchy melody that addresses the topic of nonverbal communication, which often provides far more insightful information about a person than whatever he or she might say.

Música andina - Técnica vocal View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Ecuador

Vocal technique is the control of our lungs when we sing. In this video, we'll learn some different vocal techniques that can be practiced to warm up our voices. Let's practice them together and get ready to sing!

Luis Guitarra - Aprendiendo a contar View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Spain

Singer-songwriter Luis Guitarra teaches us to count with our fingers, some cute stuffed animals, and a catchy tune!

Sonido Babel - Los quitiplás View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Venezuela

Babel Music introduces us to the quitiplás, a fascinating musical instrument from Mestizo America that is made of bamboo and comes in different sizes and pitches.

Música andina - La flauta View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Ecuador

Let's learn about the Andean transverse flute, an age-old musical instrument that is typically played during baptisms, wakes, and the Inti Raymi celebrations in June in Otavalo, Ecuador.

Sonido Babel - El rap View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Venezuela

In this episode of Sonido Babel [Babel Sound], we'll learn a bit about the origin and history of rap music. We've even invited rapper Junior High to join us, who'll help you learn more Spanish with a very special rap.

Luis Guitarra - Instrumentos musicales View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Spain

Although Luis Guitarra's favorite musical instrument is the guitar, he has a passion for and knowledge about many others, which he is happy to share.

Luis Guitarra - Influencias musicales - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Spain

Luis Guitarra performs for us one his original songs, inspired by not only his formal training at the Music Conservatory of Madrid, but also by his three most important musical influences: Joaquín Sabina, Silvio Rodríguez, and the group Los Secretos [The Secrets].

Luis Guitarra - Influencias musicales - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Spain

Spanish singer-songwriter Luis Guitarra tells us about his musical beginnings as well as the artists who have most influenced his manner of composing and writing music.

Sonido Babel - El porro colombiano View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Colombia, Venezuela

Let's discover yet another upbeat Colombian musical genre with Antonio, porro, by listening to its melody and witnessing how it is danced.

Luis Guitarra - Llegaste tú View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Spain

Luis Guitarra shares with us "Llegaste tú" [You Arrived], a song he wrote for his daughter some years ago to instill in her the need to, in spite of life's hardships, appreciate all the good things it brings us each day.

Luis Guitarra - Todo es de todos - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Spain

Spanish singer-songwriter Luis Guitarra teaches us to play his song "Todo es de todos" [Everything Belongs to Everyone] on the guitar. If you want to see how this song sounds live, enjoy a performance here.

Música andina - La quena View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Ecuador

Michael Guajan surprises us with yet another Andean instrument, in this case, the quena. Michael tells us about its origin, its different varieties, and its use in both Andean and world music.

Música andina - Los orígenes de la guitarra View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Ecuador

In this episode of his series on Andean music, Michael shares with us some interesting facts about the guitar's origins and evolution.

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