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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 ...


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 ...


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

Color, Full Screen
December 2, 2002
Description
NOT AVAILABLE


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 ...


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] ...


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 ...


Pearl PTC1175 Travel Conga, 11-3/4-inch
Pearl

Product Dimensions: 16 x 15 x 4 inches
Description
Pearl\'s new PTC1175 Travel Conga delivers real conga sound from a compact 11.75\"x3.5\" drum that can be carried in a backpack. The wood shell and stave construction are identical to Pearl\'s full-size congas and the Remo FiberSkyn 3 synthetic head yields outstanding tone while resisting fluctuatio ...


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 ...


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 ...


Rythm of the conguero
Jean Paul Boissiere

150 pages + CD
2002 HL Music
Description
In french and english. The suite of El Conguero This method offers exercises to practice the rythm and techniques introduced in the first book, including variations and chorus. Work on the cha cha, tumbao jazz,a caballo , mambo , songo , pachanga, plena, mozambique, six eight .... Study of in ...


Conga Virtuoso
Giovanni Hidalgo


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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... ...


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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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