ISBN 9780739043011. The signature sound of Cuban music is popular throughout the world. At the heart of it is the clave-the underlying groove that defines the music of Cuba. The clave is not always easy to learn, but author Jeff Peretz breaks down this fundamental rhythm in Guitar Atlas: Cuba, proving that the clave can be played by any guitarist. For those who do not even play Cuban music, the concepts in this book improve sense of rhythm and syncopation in any style. Guitar Atlas: Cuba also explores the African and European cultural influences that shaped modern Cuban music-as well as the impact of the political events of the 20th century. Learn about different styles of music from all over the island and the musicians who popularized them. Also, explore the unique instruments of Cuba, such as the tres, botija, marimbula, and a multitude of percussion instruments. The CD included demonstrates all the examples and compositions featured in the book.