The guitar and the vihuela were carried to the New World by the Spaniards and
the Portuguese, and a host of new forms and rhythm patterns developed. In this chapter,
we try playing some of these forms, and practice shaping the rhythms with accented
upbeats and damping. We play the tango, the rumba, and the beguine, and then learn
some typical chords to practice the bossa nova. Finally we learn a solo, a popular
dance form from Peru known as carnavalitos.