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

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


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. ...


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

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


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 ...


Introduction To The Conga Drum (2008)
Mike Spiro

Format: NTSC
Description
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 ...


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

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


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Play Congas (2013)
Kalani

Run Time: 93 minutes
Description
Play Congas is a complete guide to learning and teaching the congas. This program feature the following sections: About the congas, How to tune and set up two and three drums, Stretching and getting ready to play, How to play basic tones, practice patterns, Popular and traditional rhythms for two dr ...


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. ...


Conga Method, Vol. II
Tomas Cruz

Paperback: 88 pages
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.; Pap/DVD edition (March 2004)
Description
Volume II is aimed at two distinct categories of readers: 1) Intermediate players who are ready for a wider range of rhythms to study and use in live playing situations; and 2) Experienced congueros who have digested Volume I and now seek to understand the roots of the modern Cuban conga style. Havi ...


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] ...


Rythm of the conguero
Jean Paul Boissiere

150 pages + CD
2002 HL Music
Description
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 ...


Anga Mania!
Miguel Anga Diaz

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


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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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