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Congas


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Tumbao technique

 

 

 

Tuning

 



Pearl PTC1175 Travel Conga, 11-3/4-inch
Pearl

Product Dimensions: 16 x 15 x 4 inches
Description
Pearl\'s new PTC1175 Travel Conga delivers real conga sound from a compact 11.75\"x3.5\" drum that can be carried in a backpack. The wood shell and stave construction are identical to Pearl\'s full-size congas and the Remo FiberSkyn 3 synthetic head yields outstanding tone while resisting fluctuatio ...


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 ...


LP LP637 Rubber Conga Feet (Standard)
Latin Percussion

Item Weight: 1 pounds
Description
LP637 Rubber Conga FeetAllows volume and bass tones to escapeThe one include rise is enough to allow volume and bass tones to escape.ConnectedThe four hard rubber feet are connected by an adjustable cord to prevent separation or loss.High grade rubberThese will not scratch pr mar the finish of a dru ...


Conga Virtuoso
Giovanni Hidalgo


Description
NOT AVAILABLE


LPM198-PR LPMC Mini Tunable Puerto Rican Flag Wood Conga
Latin Percussion

Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 7.4 x 7.4 inches
Description
Chrome-plated hardware, miniature Comfort Curve II rims Natural, rawhide heads that help produce a clean tone Attractive yet musical, it can be played or displayed Hand painted Puerto Rican Flag design. ...


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 ...


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

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


Rumba Guaguanco Conversations
by Arturo Rodriguez

Spiral-bound + CD
Mel Bay Publications; (March 5, 1999)
Description
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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Adventures in Rhythm/Close-Up on Congas V.1

Color, Full Screen
December 2, 2002
Description
NOT AVAILABLE


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 ...


LP LP1436 Lap Top Conga
Latin Percussion

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


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 ...


Rumba: Afro-Cuban Conga Drum Improvisation Book
Cliff Brooks

80 pages- 2 CD Set
November 28, 2001 - Mel Bay Publications
Description
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... View index and some audio-file at http://www.afrocubanchops.com. ...


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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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