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Congas


Basic technique

 

 


 

 

Tumbao technique

 

 

 

Tuning

 



Conga Drumming : A Beginners Guide to Playing With Time
Alan Dworsky, Betsy Sanby

Paperback Book & Cd edition.
(April 1994) Dancing Hands Music.
Description
A complete, step-by-step, user-friendly course This 160-page book and CD teaches the basic techniques for playing the conga drum (using lifelike illustrations and clear explanations) and then teaches parts for five Afro-Carribean rhythms. After only a few lessons you'll be able to join with others ...


Play Congas (2013)
Kalani

Run Time: 93 minutes
Description
Play Congas is a complete guide to learning and teaching the congas. This program feature the following sections: About the congas, How to tune and set up two and three drums, Stretching and getting ready to play, How to play basic tones, practice patterns, Popular and traditional rhythms for two dr ...


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


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

Color, Full Screen
December 2, 2002
Description
NOT AVAILABLE


LP Santana Abraxas Mini Conga (Purple)
Latin Percussion

Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 7.2 x 7.5 inches ; 3.2 pounds
Description
No band has been more important in popularizing Latin rhythms to the masses than Santana. Legendary Carlos Santana, world-renowned musician has had a long and celebrated relationship with LP. A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Santana has sold more than 90 million records, performed for 100 ...


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 ...


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 ...


The Essence of Playing Congas

Warner Brothers Pub.
November 2, 1992
Description
NOT AVAILABLE


LP Galaxy Series Fiberglass Congas (11.75)
Latin Percussion

Product Dimensions: 32 x 18 x 18 inches ; 36.4 pounds
Description
LP Galaxy Series Fiberglass Congas Reinforced with KevlarThe inside upper half of the drum, where the greatest stress occurs, is reinforced with Kevlar fiber, the bullet-proof vest material that is two times stronger than steel. In addition, each fiberglass shell has a steel ring embedded in the bea ...


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 ...


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 Virtuoso
Giovanni Hidalgo


Description
NOT AVAILABLE


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 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 ...


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 ...


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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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