Conga Drumming: A Beginner's Guide to Playing With Time (Book/CD Set)
This is the only complete, step by step course on conga drumming in print. After working through only a few chapters of this book, you'll be able to jam with others in playing the irresistible rhythms that form the roots of Salsa. The clear text, illustrations, and easy to read charts make learning to play authentic Afro-Cuban rhythms easy even without previous experience as a percussionist. The warm, friendly tone of the text creates the intimate feel of private lessons. All 175 rhythms in the book are inc ...more
Product Number:
96201BCD
Format:
Book/CD Set
Skill Level:
Beginning-Intermediate
Pages:
160
Binding:
Lay-flat
Size:
8.5 x 10.87
ISBN:
0-7866-2346-2
ISBN13:
978-07866-2346-4
Publisher:
Dancing Hands Music
Date Published:
11/3/1995
This is the only complete, step by step course on conga drumming in print. After working through only a few chapters of this book, you'll be able to jam with others in playing the irresistible rhythms that form the roots of Salsa. The clear text, illustrations, and easy to read charts make learning to play authentic Afro-Cuban rhythms easy even without previous experience as a percussionist. The warm, friendly tone of the text creates the intimate feel of private lessons. All 175 rhythms in the book are included on the companion CD.
Welcome to the Drum

How this Book Works

A Simple System of Notation

Learning to hit the drum using rhythms in four
Introdutory lesson: Choosing the right Drum, tuning, playing position
Lesson 1: Calypso high and middle drum parts and the open and touch
Lesson 2: Congo high drum par tand the slap
Lesson 3: Rumba low drum part and the bass tone
Lesson 4: Tumbao and the heel and toe
Lesson 5: Calypso middle drum part extended
Lesson 6: Bomba low drum part

Bembe rhythms in six
Lesson 7: Tumbao in six and the bass-toe
Lesson 8: Bembe low and high drum parts
Lesson 9: Bembe middle drum part and the drop
Lesson 10: Bembe middle drum part variations

The clave
Lesson 11: The claves in one-touch form
Lesson 12: The claves in pure form and the calypso low drum part
Lesson 13: The rumba clave  in the palito patterns
Lesson 14: Saying the claves and playing tumbao
Lesson 15: The 2-3 rumba clave and conga

Heel-toe patterns
Lesson 16: The heel-heel-toe pattern
Lesson 17: Rumba middle drum part and variations
Lesson 18: Learning to improvise using heel-toe patterns
Lesson 19: The heel-toe-toe-heel pattern
Lesson 20: The claves in heel-toe form

Advanced rhythms in four
Lesson 21: Cowbell parts for calypso, bomba, and conga
Lesson 22: Bomba middle and high drum parts
Lesson 23: Rumba low drum part variations and the muffled tone
Lesson 24: Rumba middle drum part-tres golpes
Lesson 25: Rumba quinto

Advanced rhythms in six
Lesson 26: The Afro-Cuban cowbell in six
Lesson 27: A bembe conversation
Lesson 28: Bembe middle drum part variations
Lesson 29: 3-Beat combination exercises
Lesson 30: Heel-toe patterns in six
Lesson 31: The abakwa

Playing on two drums
Lesson 32: Tumbao and songo
Lesson 33: Tumbao to songo and back
Lesson 34: Rumba tree golpes
Lesson 35: Integrating tumbao, songo, and rumba
Lesson 36: Tone-slap bembe-part 1
Lesson 37: Tone-slap bembe-part 2

Interweaving four and six
Lesson 38: Four against six
Lesson 39: Tone-slap bembe-part 3
Lesson 40: Tone-slap bembe-part 4
Lesson 41: The abakwa against four and the cowbell in six
Lesson 42: Implying a six in songo and rumba
Lesson 43: Cycles of four against cycles of six

Sources for further study

Indes of rhythms

 
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