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Basic technique





Tumbao technique






El Conguero Volume 1
Jean-Paul Boissiere

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

Latin Percussion Compact Conga, 11.75-inch
Latin Percussion

Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 14.9 x 14.8 inches ; 4.4 pounds
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)
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
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. ...

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

Product Dimensions: 18 x 18 x 31 inches
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. ...

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

Paperback - 72 pages
(June 2, 2001) Dancing Hands Music
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 ...

Anga Mania!
Miguel Anga Diaz

Color, Digital Sound, Subtitled
Produced and directed by Dan Thress.
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 ...

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

Paperback - 56 pages
Book & Cd edition (Sept. 96) Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation.

Play Congas Now: The Basic and beyond
Richie Gajate-Garcia (Compiler)

Paperback Book & Cd edition
(December 2000) Warner Brothers Publications
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 ...

An Introduction to Hand Percussion, Volume 1: Congas (2002)

Format: Color, Full Screen
December 2, 2002

The Essence of Playing Congas

Warner Brothers Pub.
November 2, 1992

LP LP1436 Lap Top Conga
Latin Percussion

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

Modern Congas (Timbas Modernas) : Techniques, Traditions, and Applications
Roberto Quintero

Hal Leonard;
(March 1, 2004)
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 ...

Introduction To The Conga Drum (2008)
Mike Spiro

Format: NTSC
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 0 - Initiation aux Congas aux Rythmes
Jean-Paul Boissiere

114 pages
2009 Carish Musicom
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. ...


  •    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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