Excellent Thesis on Mongo Santamaria and Congas

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Excellent Thesis on Mongo Santamaria and Congas

Postby drbongo42 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:34 am

Here is a link to a great research thesis on Mongo Santamaria and Congas - it includes the drum tunings of many great players

https://openresearch-repository.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/116903

Performer Congas Tuning Intervals
Standard two drum set up I 2 G,C 1, 4
Standard two drum set up II 2 A, D 1, 4
Ramon ‘Mongo’ Santamaria 3 A, B, D 1, 2, 4
Alex Pertout 3 G, Bb, D 1, b3, 5
Alex Pertout – The Lion King 3 G, B, D 1, 3, 5
Candido Camero 3 A, C, D 1, b3, 4
Don Alias 3 E, G#, B 1, 3, 5
Raul Rekow 3 G, A, C 1, 2, 4
Poncho Sanchez 3 E, G, C 1, b3, b6
Jerry Gonzalez 3 A, D, G 1, 4, b7
Carlos ‘Patato’ Valdez 4 F, G, Bb, C 1,2, 4, 5
David Ortiz 4 E, F#, C#, F# 1, 2, 6, 9
Samuel Torres 4 G, Bb, C, D 1, b3, 4, 5
Lenny Castro 4 F#, A#, B, C# 1, 3, 4, 5
Giovanni Hidalgo 4 F#, A, C, G# 1, b3, b5, 9
Richie Flores 5 G, A, Bb, C, E 1, 2, b3, 4, 6
Raul Rekow 5 E, G, A, B, D 1, b3, 4, 5, b7
Giovanni Hidalgo 6 Eb, Gb, Ab, Bb, Db, Eb 1, b3, 4, 5, 6, 8
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Re: Excellent Thesis on Mongo Santamaria and Congas

Postby jorge » Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:30 pm

That thesis by Alex Pertout in Australia looks very well done. Lots of quotes, transcriptions, photos and other interesting information. Photo of an original chart of Afro Blue. There is also an audio recording archive, but I haven't listened to anything yet. Looks like a great resource, thanks for posting the link.
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