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The following project is an exploration of the instrument known as the “tres cubano”. In this work, I present my efforts to push the boundaries of how to play the instrument far beyond its traditional context both in technique and stylistic approach. Throughout the past year, I have been developing this concept by playing the tres in a variety of different genres and styles of music ranging from Mediterranean jazz to Brazilian music. This paper describes in detail this creative process as well as how I plan to use the concepts I have developed through the project in future professional endeavors. The work is presented utilizing a combination of transcriptions, recordings, and analysis of much of my work from the past year. Through this work, I hope to bring the tres to new audiences, create more professional opportunities for myself, and continue to search for my personal artistic identity.
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Peniazek, Dariel. “Tres y Mas: A Diverse Exploration of the Tres Cubano.” Master's thesis, Berklee College of Music, 2022. https://remix.berklee.edu/graduate-studies-contemporary-performance/226.