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Afro-Cuban Drumming: A Comprehensive Guide to Traditional & Contemporary Styles
Glen Caruba

Paperback - 56 pages
Book & Cd edition (Sept. 96) Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation.
Description
NOT AVAILABLE


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 ...


Secrets of the Hand: Soloing Strategies for Hand Drummers
Alan Dworsky, Betsy Sansby

Paperback - 72 pages
(June 2, 2001) Dancing Hands Music
Description
For advanced hand drummers who want to solo, the "secrets" in this book are the principles of how to get the most out of your hands with the least effort. These principles-- understood instinctively by the best players--are here made explicit and explained for the first time. They lead to "strategie ...


Introduction To The Conga Drum (2008)
Mike Spiro

Format: NTSC
Description
Michael Spiro\'s new instructional DVD, Introduction To The Conga Drum is for beginners, or anyone needing a solid foundation in good conga drum technique. Introduction To The Conga Drum is the first comprehensive DVD designed to show beginning conga drummers all the basics of how to play the drum ...


Adventures in Rhythm/Close-Up on Congas V.1

Color, Full Screen
December 2, 2002
Description
NOT AVAILABLE


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 ...


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. ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Gon Bops Tumbao Pro Series Conga, 11.50-inch, Walnut Stain
Gon Bops

Product Dimensions: 18 x 18 x 31 inches
Description
Tumbao Pro Series Congas feature high-end California-style contour crown hoops, individually-fitted heads and plantation-grown Parawood construction. Available in Natural, Walnut and Burnt Toast Burst finishes. ...


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] ...


The Essence of Playing Congas

Warner Brothers Pub.
November 2, 1992
Description
NOT AVAILABLE


Anga Mania!
Miguel Anga Diaz

Color, Digital Sound, Subtitled
Produced and directed by Dan Thress.
Description
Percussion Video of the Year --DRUM! Magazine Readers Poll 2000! Featuring Grammy-award winning Cuban percussionist Miguel "Anga" Diaz of the AfroCuban AllStars, Irakere, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Ruben Gonzales, Roy Hargrove, Steve Coleman, Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, Orishas... Known for his ex ...


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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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