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Bongo Basics

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Bongo Basics

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The bongos are at home in every musical style – from Latin rhythm to jazz to rock and pop. With their rhythmic fire, they supplement and enrich every song. Bongo Basics is the ideal way of getting into the feisty bongo world. Not only does this book teach you the basic stroke playing techniques, but it shows you many rhythms of various styles as well.

With this book you will plunge into the groovy world of bongo percussion. Find out how easy it is to make music along with the accompanying CD or with your friends – and how much you will enjoy playing the bongos!


Part 1
The origin
The instrument
The bongos
Tuning the bongos
How to hold the bongos
The original bongo playing position
Bongo maintenance
Part 2
Playing techniques
First practice rhythm
Second practice Rhythm
Third practice Rhythm
The small bongo head and the fingertip tone (FTT)
Fingertip tone and finger tone with one hand
Fingertip tone and finger tone with two hands
The first bongo rhythm: Dum Ta Ta
The second bongo rhythm: Ta Ta Ta Ta Dum Dum
The third practice rhythm: 4 bars Ta Ta Ta Ta Dum Dum
The mute tone
Fingertip tone and mute tone
Fingertip tone, finger tone and mute tone
Combination of the first three tones!
The universal rhythm PiTTillo
The PiTTillo – the main rhythm in this book!
The original Martillo rhythm – the hammer
The accent
The floating technique for the left hand
The accent with the right hand
The number one rhythm for pros: the Martillo
Part 3
The rhythms
Pop Music/Slow Beat/Half Time
Slow Rumba in a dance tempo
Samba Brazil
Hip Hop One
Hip Hop Shuffle
Jive Shuffle
Foxtrot Swing
Cha Cha
House Groove
CD tracklist

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Instrumentation : Bongo

Format : Book + CD

By : Pitti Hecht

Publisher : Mel Bay

No. of Pages : 64

ISBN : 9783802408557

Product Code : 3802408557

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