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Heal-Toe Exercise Feel

Postby Marcus » Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:30 pm

Hey People,

Trying to get my speed up for some heal-toe exercises but not sure just how I ought to feel them. The two I am working on are

H T T T H T T T H T T T H T T T
r l r l l r l r r l r l l r l r

Seems to me there is an emphasis on the a1, a2, a3, a4

H T T T H T T T H T T T H T T T
r r l r l l r l r r l r l l r l

Seem like there is a 1e, 2e, 3e, 4e emphasis


The H H T T has a obvious feel so! I think my greater question is how does the heal toe support cuban rhythms with alternative patterns and how ought I feel these patterns. I know I ought to find a great teacher and mentor and eventually I certainly will. But I do want to enter that relationship with some good skills well practiced.

thanks, Marcus
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Re: Heal-Toe Exercise Feel

Postby JohnnyConga » Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:38 pm

Hi Marcus if u need a Conga drum Mentor I can help you out.Im in south Seattle..and here is my number 206 505 9097...give me a call...you cant develop skills if you dont know what should be worked on and how...there are many new hand techniques and exercises and I can teach them to you as well as many that I have also developed...Johnny Conga

Here is what I can teach you

Cuban methods as taught in Cuba today which include:

Sound development-utilizing the 5 parts of the hand Heel/Palm/Fulcrum/Inner knuckles/and Tips of fingers
Hand exercises which include my S.T.O.M.P method-Slap Tone Open Muffle Palm
Rudimentary hand drumming and approaches on Conga drum
One conga drum, 2 conga drums, 3 conga drums
Styles in Mambo, Rumba, Salsa, Son, Latin Jazz and Folkloric,Pop, Jazz,African,Brasilian
Counting and keeping time
Stick control for timbales
Baqueteo patterns -Cascara(shell)of the timbal and cowbell patterns in clave
Abanico- 7 stroke and 9 stroke rolls
Styles on timbales-Danzon, Son, Mambo, Rumba, Salsa, Cha Cha Cha, Bolero
Reading and writing for Latin percussion
Latin Rhythm Theory
Ensemble performance(folkloric drumming)
The Clave & pulse
6/8 Clave
Son Clave
Rumba Clave
The Clave today
Phrasing with the Clave

Polyrhythms in Cuban Music

Cuban and Caribbean Rhythms taught are:

Bolero-5 variations
Caballo(Horse rhythm)-with variations
Danzon
Yambu
Guaguanco-6 variations
Rumba-with variations-columbia/abierto(open) 2Conga drums/one drum/New York street style rumba
Abakua-one drum pattern to 3 drum patterns
Plena(Puerto Rico)
Bomba
Bomba Sica
Bomba Yuba
Bambiche
Merengue(Domincan Republic)
Mozambique-old school/new school variations
Cumbia(Columbia)-with variations on one drum to 3 drums
Bembe(Afro) variations
Conga Comparsa(Carnival drumming) with variations
Changui
Chaonda
Calypso(Trinidad) one to 3 conga drums with variations
Bossa Nova(Brasil) with variations from one to 3 conga drums
Afro-Samba(Brasil)
Baion(Brasil)
Samba on 2 to 3 conga drums
Songo with 9 variations
Pilon on 3 congas
Iyesa with variations
6/8 basic one conga drum to 3 conga drums
Guarapachangeo with variations from 2 drums to 5
Ritmo Pa Ca
Dengue
Jala Jala
Tumbaos(basic rhythmic conga patterns for Latin Dance music) with many variations
6/8 Bell patterns on conga drum with variations
Mongo Santamarias tumbaos and rhythmic approaches
Mongos Merengue
Mongos Afro Blue with variations
and more.....
Nuero Linguistic Programming with the Drum: A new way of learning how to use your brain in ways to develop your intake of information and how it's interpreted on the Conga drum.
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Re: Heal-Toe Exercise Feel

Postby Marcus » Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:21 pm

Johnny,

I know what you are saying and certainly agree and it is indeed time. I am in West Seattle so the mix is perfect. I think a September time frame works better as I have other commitments this summer--now that it is here.

thanks, marcus
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