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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 ...


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. ...


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 ...


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 ...


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. ...


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] ...


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 ...


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 ...


The Essence of Playing Congas

Warner Brothers Pub.
November 2, 1992
Description
NOT AVAILABLE


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 ...


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


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... ...


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. ...


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 ...


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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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