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Congas


Basic technique

 

 


 

 

Tumbao technique

 

 

 

Tuning

 



Conga Virtuoso
Giovanni Hidalgo


Description
NOT AVAILABLE


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Lp Giovanni Palladium Conga 11 3/4 Inch
Latin Percussion

Product Dimensions: 34 x 18 x 19 inches ; 39.7 pounds
Description
Giovanni Hidalgo has played a major role in shaping the way the world thinks about hand drumming, and has played LP exclusively for his entire career.Giovanni replicates sounds with his hands that drummers normally make with sticks. Ambidextrous, with faultless technical skills and superb musicality ...


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. ...


Conga Method, Vol. I: Conga Technique As Taught In Cuba
Tomas Cruz

Book & DVD
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.; Pap/DVD edition (March 2004)
Description
In Volume I, Tomasito reveals the time­-tested conga method which he himself studied with \"Changuito\" and other master congueros at the ENA conservatory in Havana. Volume I starts at the absolute beginning and is designed for the person who has never touched the congas, but is also of great value ...


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 ...


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

Color, Full Screen
December 2, 2002
Description
NOT AVAILABLE


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. ...


The Essence of Playing Congas

Warner Brothers Pub.
November 2, 1992
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. ...


Lp Galaxy Giovanni Series Conga 12 1/2 In
Latin Percussion

Product Dimensions: 32 x 18 x 18 inches ; 37.5 pounds
Description
Giovanni Hidalgo has played a major role in shaping the way the world thinks about hand drumming, and has played LP exclusively for his entire career.Giovanni replicates sounds with his hands that drummers normally make with sticks. Ambidextrous, with faultless technical skills and superb musicality ...


Conga Drumming : A Beginners Guide to Playing With Time
Alan Dworsky, Betsy Sanby

Paperback Book & Cd edition.
(April 1994) Dancing Hands Music.
Description
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 ...


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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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