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Hip Grooves for Hand Drums: How to Play Funk, Rock & World-Beat Patterns on Any Drum
Alan Dworsky, Betsy Sansby, Jay Kendell (Illustrator)

Paperback - 96 pages Book & Cd
Edition (March 2, 2001) - Dancing Hands Music.
Description
Here are instructions for beginning hand drum players who want to play rhythms with contemporary music. You don't need a drumset to lay down a groove. All you need is one drum -- a djembe, a conga, or anything else you can get both your hands on. Whether your goal is to play in a band, jam in the pa ...


Lp Galaxy Giovanni Series Conga 12 1/2 In
Latin Percussion

Product Dimensions: 32 x 18 x 18 inches ; 37.5 pounds
Description
Giovanni Hidalgo has played a major role in shaping the way the world thinks about hand drumming, and has played LP exclusively for his entire career.Giovanni replicates sounds with his hands that drummers normally make with sticks. Ambidextrous, with faultless technical skills and superb musicality ...


LP LP1436 Lap Top Conga
Latin Percussion

Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches ; 3.5 ounces
Description
LP LAPTOP CONGA Model# LP1436 ...


Modern Congas (Timbas Modernas) : Techniques, Traditions, and Applications
Roberto Quintero

Hal Leonard;
(March 1, 2004)
Description
Learn the secrets to playing congas in modern Latin music! Roberto Quintero discusses and demonstrates his masterful approach in this DVD. Includes: full-band demos featuring the hottest players in Latin music strokes and playing techniques for two and three congas 3-2 and 2-3 clave in 4/4, 6/8, a ...


Gon Bops AA1075SE-KIT-1 Alex Acuna Special Edition
Gon Bops

Product Dimensions: 17 x 31 x 18.5 inches ; 30 pounds
Description
Gon Bops crafted Alex Acuna Special Edition Congas from select North American Ash in the same traditional Cuban shape Alex has been playing since 1954. California series tight-profile top ring and Gon Bops side and backing plates make for a hardware package that is second-to-none. Finished with a st ...


Congas, Rythmes et Developpements
Laurent Lamy

Language: French - Book & Cd edition
EDITOR Connection Eds - 1999
Description
Available in three languages : French, italian and spanish. [go to shop for more info or visit congaplace community] ...


Rumba: Afro-Cuban Conga Drum Improvisation Book
Cliff Brooks

80 pages- 2 CD Set
November 28, 2001 - Mel Bay Publications
Description
Beginners, learn basic timing, syncopation, and improvisation. Intermediate - advanced drummers, learn to throw down some of the funkiest Afro-Cuban Licks on your favorite drum, Whether it is a Conga, Bongo, Timbales, Traps, etc... View index and some audio-file at http://www.afrocubanchops.com. ...


Rumba Guaguanco Conversations
by Arturo Rodriguez

Spiral-bound + CD
Mel Bay Publications; (March 5, 1999)
Description
Interact and Learn is the overriding theme of this outstanding book and companion CD. This progressive self-study course is designed to expose the percussion student to the seductive and complex Cuban rumba style known as guaguanco. The author offers a generous dose of text and percussion charts to ...


Conga Cookbook
Poncho Sanchez

64 pages + CD
Published by Cherry Lane Music.
Description
Grammy-award winning conga player Poncho Sanchez and Chuck Silverman have joined forces to produce this book of riffs for beginning conga players or percussionists who want to incorporate Latin or conga techniques into their playing style. This unique book/CD pack covers all the essential styles ...


El CONGUERO Volume 0 - Initiation aux Congas aux Rythmes
Jean-Paul Boissiere

114 pages
2009 Carish Musicom
Description
Traite des principaux rythmes : ( la Marcha, Boléro, Afro, A Caballo, 6 / 8, Tumbao-Jazz, Mambo, Cascara, etc ... ) Etudes techniques : des frappes, du fla, etc. Etudes des mesures simples. Etudes des mesures composées. Etudes des signes musicaux. Applications sur des Relevés Musicaux. ...


Lp Giovanni Palladium Conga 11 3/4 Inch
Latin Percussion

Product Dimensions: 34 x 18 x 19 inches ; 39.7 pounds
Description
Giovanni Hidalgo has played a major role in shaping the way the world thinks about hand drumming, and has played LP exclusively for his entire career.Giovanni replicates sounds with his hands that drummers normally make with sticks. Ambidextrous, with faultless technical skills and superb musicality ...


Conga Method, Vol. I: Conga Technique As Taught In Cuba
Tomas Cruz

Book & DVD
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.; Pap/DVD edition (March 2004)
Description
In Volume I, Tomasito reveals the time­-tested conga method which he himself studied with \"Changuito\" and other master congueros at the ENA conservatory in Havana. Volume I starts at the absolute beginning and is designed for the person who has never touched the congas, but is also of great value ...


Les rythmes du conguero et le betteur
Jean-Paul Boissiere

156 pages. CD included.
2006 Musicom PublicationsCarish
Description
This congas method proposes working on orchestra rhythms and their relation to percussions instruments. It gives us quantity of groove: jazz-fusion-pop-Latino with various combinations possible as solo and an advanced techniques chapter. ...


The Essence of Playing Congas

Warner Brothers Pub.
November 2, 1992
Description
NOT AVAILABLE


Play Congas Now: The Basic and beyond
Richie Gajate-Garcia (Compiler)

Paperback Book & Cd edition
(December 2000) Warner Brothers Publications
Description
The Best Book/CD I Have Seen... This is a great book, Ritchie Garcia explains things clearly and includes great exercises and loads of authentic rhythms..... There are also some contempory rhythms of his own for playing to jazz/rock/pop/funk. Unfortunately I didn't get my copy from amazon and I paid ...


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  •    3 Congas Rhythms
  •    Abaqua
  •    Abaqua (orchestre)
  •    Abaqua (orchestre)
  •    Abaqua 2
  •    African 6/8
  •    Afro
  •    Afroblue
  •    Akiwowo
  •    Baião
  •    Bembe
  •    Bembe 2
  •    Bembe 2 and 3 congas
  •    Bembe de Chékéré
  •    Boiadero
  •    Bolero
  •    Bomba
  •    Bomba Holandes
  •    Bomba Xica
  •    Caballo
  •    Calypso
  •    Calypso 2
  •    Capoeira
  •    Chacha Locafun (or loquefun)
  •    Charanga
  •    Comparsa
  •    Comparsa
  •    Comparsa Nino
  •    Conga
  •    Conga Habanera
  •    Conga Oriental
  •    Conga Oriental 2
  •    Cumbia
  •    Cumbia 2
  •    Cumbiamba
  •    Currulao Aborao
  •    Fanga
  •    Funk / Rock
  •    Funky Imbus
  •    Groove 1
  •    Groove 2
  •    Guaguanco by Lamy
  •    Guaguanco Frank's Ver.
  •    Guaguanco Habana
  •    Guaguanco Matanza
  •    Guajira
  •    Guaracha
  •    Güiro
  •    Ibo
  •    Ijexa (Afoche)
  •    Invento 1
  •    Jibaro
  •    Jongo or Barra Vento
  •    Kaki Lambe
  •    Kpanlogo
  •    Kuku
  •    Latin groove
  •    Latin groove 2
  •    Makulele
  •    Makuta
  •    Mambo
  •    Mambo variations
  •    Mapalé
  •    Maracatu
  •    Masacote
  •    Merengue
  •    Merengue 2
  •    Merengue Bomba
  •    Merensongo
  •    Mozambique
  •    Mozambique
  •    Mozambique by Lamy
  •    Nañigo
  •    Pachanga
  •    Palo
  •    Palo (orchestre)
  •    Partido Alto
  •    Picadillo
  •    Pilon
  •    Plena
  •    R & B
  •    Rap
  •    Reggae
  •    Ritmo di Cecilia
  •    Rumba Colúmbia
  •    Rumba Guaguanco
  •    Saint Sauves
  •    Salsa
  •    Samba Caboclo
  •    Samba Congo
  •    Samba Congo Var. 1
  •    Samba Rural
  •    Shiko
  •    Son Montuno
  •    Songo
  •    Songo (3 and 4 congas)
  •    Tamborito
  •    Timba
  •    Timba Ensamble
  •    Tres Golpes
  •    Tumbao
  •    Tumbao 12/8
  •    Tumbao 6/8
  •    Tumbao variation
  •    Tumbao variation 2
  •    Village Dance
  •    Yambu
  •    Yanvalou
  •    Yembela
  •    Yesa Rapide
  •   Guaguanco L+R
  •   Heel-Fingers 8th and triplets
  •   Hidalgo's exercises
  •   Indipendenza
  •   Left + Right Hand 6/8
  •   Left Hand
  •   One hand Tumbao
  •   Rudimientos 1
  •   Rudimientos 2
  •   Rudimientos 3
  •   Triplets exercises
  •   Tumbao and right hand
  •   Tumbao Fill 1
  •   Tumbao with 3plets

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