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Darbuka Method Book/CD Set
The darbuka is a goblet-shaped small hand drum that is widely played in Islamic classical and folk music, especially in North Africa and Turkey. It is commonly available in Egyptian and Turkish varieties. The instrument is also known by various other names including darabukka, dar ...
Fundamentals of Tabla
David R. Courtney
Gary D. Cook
This revision continues to set the standard in percussion instrument methods texts. Providing a comprehensive introduction to every aspect of percussion education, technique, and performance, this text helps students develop musical understanding and performance skills. The text's consistent and det ...
The Essence of Brazilian Percussion & Drum Set (with CD)
A study of the language of Brazilian rhythms and songstyles.
Part I deals exclusively with Brazilian percussion instruments, with a description of each instrument and its rhythms, songstyles, techniques and applications. Part II addresses the drum set. Each rhythm is presented separately with back ...
The art of playing timbales
More than a collection of syncopated rhythms, Afro-Cuban music is a highly developed art form based on tradition. Like learning a new language, there are different "situations" that need to be understood when playing this music, because each situation requires a different approach.
The purpose of ...
How to Play Latin American Rhythm Instruments
The bible of Latin patterns and sounds. This compendium of native instruments shows how each instrument plays its part of the beat. There is also a special section of supplementary timbale exercises and correctly notated Latin rhythm instrument scores. Text in English and Spanish. ...
Rumba: Afro-Cuban Conga Drum Improvisation Book
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...
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A Comprehensive Guide to Brazilian Pandeiro
A Comprehensive Guide to Brazilian Pandeiro is the ultimate technical study for brazilian pandeiro. The book covers a wide range of the essential techniques used to play the pandeiro. It also includes extensive rhythms, stylistic transcriptions of authentic brazilian rhythms, and a brief history abo ...
Tito Puente's Drumming With the Mambo King
Tito Puente, Jim Payne
Written by the great Tito Puente with Jim Payne. Includes:
? Instruction covering Latin rhythms and patterns applicable to the timbales and the drum set
? A retrospective--through Tito's own words and in photos--of Tito's incredible 50-year career as The King of Latin Music
? A ...
Play Timbales Now: The Basics & Beyond
Covers traditional and contemporary timbale patterns, rhythms for cowbell, cascara, cymbal, and more, tuning and maintenance, basic reading and notation, and patterns for school music ensembles. With two CDs of audio examples and play-along tracks. ...
Brazilian Rhythms for Drumset (with CD)
Bob Weiner, Dan Thress, John Riley (Editor)
Warner Brothers Publications
A solid and extremely valuable guide to applying traditional Brazilian rhythms to drum set. It delves into the complexities of Brazilian rhythms and also helps explain the background and influences of the rich musical history of Brazil. Includes samba, partido alto, bo ...
Conga Drumming : A Beginners Guide to Playing With Time
Alan Dworsky, Betsy Sanby
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 ...
The Joy of Drumming : Drums & Percussion Instruments from Around the World
This book is a fine introduction to the world of drums and Rhythms. ...
Traditional Afro-Cuban Concepts in Contemporary Music
This course examines the infusion of traditional Afro-Latin and especially Afro-Cuban concepts into contemporary Western music. Upon completion of this book you will have mastered many new skills that will help you become a more accomplished percussionist and, more importantly, a more complete music ...
Fernando A. Meza
A compendium of information international in scope on recordings (LPs, CDs, or cassettes) in which percussion instruments are featured as solo instruments or as part of chamber ensembles, Percussion Discography cites the composer, composition title, issuing recording company with record number, and ...
Welcome to the rhythm Bembe! This book/CD set is a self-study method designed to reveal the beautiful music that has been developed and maintained in Cuban culture. This is accomplished through reading, interpreting percussion charts, and interacting with a series of audio recordings and exercises w ...
Play Bongos & Hand Percussion Now: Basics and Beyond
by Richie Gajate-Garcia
This book approaches bongo playing in a very user-friendly way. A must for all students who wish to learn the basic styles, patterns and techniques from world-renowned artist/teacher Richie Gajate-Garcia. This package contains 2 CD's with Richie performing all exercises and has play along tracks to ...
Hip Grooves for Hand Drums: How to Play Funk, Rock & World-Beat Patterns on Any Drum
Alan Dworsky, Betsy Sansby, Jay Kendell (Illustrator)
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 ...
Play Congas Now: The Basic and beyond
Richie Gajate-Garcia (Compiler)
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 ...
Salsa Guidebook for Piano and Ensemble
This book is for anyone who is hungry to aquire the knowledge and history of the rhythms from Cuba and how these rhythms came from Africa to the caribbean. The format is very easy to follow, the information given is great and very accurate, the people that knows some of the great salsa performers wi ...
Congas, Rythmes et Developpements
Available in three languages : French, italian and spanish.
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Secrets of the Hand: Soloing Strategies for Hand Drummers
Alan Dworsky, Betsy Sansby
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 ...
Rythm of the conguero
Jean Paul Boissiere
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 ...
Les rythmes du conguero et le betteur
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. ...
El CONGUERO Volume 0 - Initiation aux Congas aux Rythmes
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. ...
The Essence of Afro-Cuban Percussion and Drum Set : Includes the Rhythm Section Parts for Bass, Pian
An in-depth study (324 pgs) of all the percussion instruments, rhythms and song styles of Afro-Cuban music, along with their applications to the drum set. Detailed technical studies of each instrument are presented along with notations of many rhythm styles. The entire rhythm section (parts for bass ...
Grammy-award winning conga player Poncho Sanchez and Chuck Silverman have joined forces to produce this book of riffs for beginning conga players or percussionists who want to incorporate Latin or conga techniques into their playing style.
This unique book/CD pack covers all the essential styles ...
Drumming at the Edge of Magic : A Journey into the Spirit of Percussion
Mickey Hart, Jay Stevens, Fredric Lieberman
Mickey Hart, percussionist for the Grateful Dead, tells the compelling tale of his quest to unlock the power, myths, and legends of percussion. Complemented by more than 90 photographs and illustrations. It is a compelling, panoramic adventure into a vibrant living tradition of myth, power, and magi ...
Latin Rhythms for Drums and Timbales
Changuito: A Master's Approach to the Timbales
Jose Luis Quintana, Chuck Silverman
Afro-Cuban Drumming: A Comprehensive Guide to Traditional & Contemporary Styles
Encyclopedia of Percussion
John H. Beck (Editor)
Offers a dictionary of percussion instruments and terms, with entries on each instrument and aspects of its design and manufacture, country of origin and regional significance, and musical examples, plus 25 articles on topics such as Brazilian percussion instruments, the history of the drum set, ele ...
Planet Drum: A Celebration of Percussion and Rhythm
Mickey Hart, Fredric Lieberman
Mickey Hart's dazzling companion to his bestselling Drumming at the Edge of Magic is a captivating chronicle of our global fascination with drums and the primal rhythms and spells of percussion, dramatically illustrated with 350 photographs and illustrations, 200 in full color.ra tour. ...
Bongo Drumming/Beyond the Basics Book/2 CD Set
Drumming for the Gods: The Life and Times of Felips Garcia Villamil, Santero, Palero, and Abakua (St
Maria Teresa Velez
"I am Felipe Garcia Villamil" begins Drumming for the Gods, the life history of the Afro-Cuban artist whose music has survived both political and personal upheaval. "Balog?n for thirty years. Ol?a?, of Matanzas, Cuba, for about forty years. Om?a?? for almost forty-five years. Ol?Iy ...
Solo Tabla Drumming of North India : Its Repertoire, Styles, and Performance Practices
Robert S. Gottlieb
THIS TITLE IS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE. The publisher is out of stock. If you would like to purchase this title, we recommend that you occasionally check this page to see if it's been reprinted. ...
El Conguero Volume 1
In french, english, spanish. Fundamental techniques:
presentation and study of strokes, rocking motion, rolls, flams...
Rythm bolero, cha cha, tumbao, mambo etc... ...
The Tabla Legacy of Taranath Rao: Pranava Tala Prajna: Technique and Repertoire for the Drums of the
Jeffrey M. Feldman
David Garibaldi, Jesus Diaz, Michael Spiro
David Garibaldi & Talking Drums are three world-reknowned drummers who are the first to come together to combine Afro-Cuban and funk rhythms in "melodic" compositions. The trio created an outstanding approach that clearly explains the intricate workings of Afro-Cuban styles for musicians at any leve ...
Afro-Cuban Rhythms for Drumset
Frank Malabe, Bob Weiner, Dan Thress (Editor)
An introduction to Afro-Cuban rhythms, including the history, traditional instruments and basic styles of Afro-Cuban music. The book explores the complexities of these various styles in a simple, understandable way. The companion audio is invaluable to anyone interested in adapting these rhythms to ...
How to Play Djembe (Book/CD set)
Alan Dworsky, Betsy Sansby
This is a complete, user-friendly course on how to play djembe, the popular West African hand drum. Right from the start, students will learn interlocking parts for seven of the most popular West African rhythms. After only a few step-by-step lessons, they'll be able to put the parts together and st ...
Rumba Guaguanco Conversations
by Arturo Rodriguez
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 ...
The Music of Santeria : Traditional Rhythms of the Bata Drums (Performance in World Music Series, No
John Amira, Steven Cornelius
A reader from Illinois USA: "The book did what I was looking for to do in regard to the bata drumming styles and rhythms. This is the real timimg of the Yoruba-Nigerian and Cuban expressions of the bata drums. I hope it would had the same effect on you as it did to me. Even if you are not a musician ...