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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 ...


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 ...


LP LP1436 Lap Top Conga
Latin Percussion

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


Conga Method, Vol. III
Tomas Cruz

Paperback: 88 pages
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.; Pap/DVD edition (March 2004)
Description
Volume III is the first educational product to tackle the complex subject of Timba, the new musical genre which has been played in Cuba since 1989. Timba represents a quantum leap for all the instruments of the rhythm section and especially the congas. The recordings of Tomás Cruz are considered th ...


Conga Method, Vol. II
Tomas Cruz

Paperback: 88 pages
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.; Pap/DVD edition (March 2004)
Description
Volume II is aimed at two distinct categories of readers: 1) Intermediate players who are ready for a wider range of rhythms to study and use in live playing situations; and 2) Experienced congueros who have digested Volume I and now seek to understand the roots of the modern Cuban conga style. Havi ...


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 ...


Latin Percussion Compact Conga, 11.75-inch
Latin Percussion

Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 14.9 x 14.8 inches ; 4.4 pounds
Description
11\" or 11-3/4\" conga Special alloy aluminum frame Synthetic head Mounts on any snare stand (optional) Ideal for full percussion setups ...


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 ...


El Conguero Volume 1
Jean-Paul Boissiere

108 pages.
Description
In french, english, spanish. Fundamental techniques: presentation and study of strokes, rocking motion, rolls, flams... Rythm bolero, cha cha, tumbao, mambo etc... ...


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 ...


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 ...


Conga Virtuoso
Giovanni Hidalgo


Description
NOT AVAILABLE


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

Color, Full Screen
December 2, 2002
Description
NOT AVAILABLE


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. ...


LPM198-PR LPMC Mini Tunable Puerto Rican Flag Wood Conga
Latin Percussion

Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 7.4 x 7.4 inches
Description
Chrome-plated hardware, miniature Comfort Curve II rims Natural, rawhide heads that help produce a clean tone Attractive yet musical, it can be played or displayed Hand painted Puerto Rican Flag design. ...


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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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