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Conga Basics

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Conga Basics

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The conga is the rhythmic center of the percussion. In this book you will learn the basic stroke techniques for this fascinating instrument that origins from deep within Latin-America. The included photos are a solid help for you to quickly turn your first tries into exciting rhythms of various musical styles – from Latin-American music to rock and pop.

With the accompanying CD and many exercises and rhythms, you can get started immediately. Let’s groove!


Part 1
The origin
The instrument
How to hold the congas
Playing the congas standing up
Part 2
The playing techniques
The posture
Open tone (OT)
Preparatory exercise for the open tone
The first practice rhythm
The second practice rhythm
The third practice rhythm
The bass tone (BT)
Open tone and bass tone
The mute tone (MT)
Bass tone, open tone and mute tone
Closed slap (CS)
Open tone and closed slap
Open tone, bass tone, mute tone and closed slap
The open slap (OS)
Open tone and open slap
Open tone, bass tone, mute tone, closed slap and open slap
The floating hand technique
Part 3
The rhythms
The Indian
Easy Beat Tumbao
Pop Slow Beat
Soul PH
House Disco
Dance Samba Brazil
Slow Country Fox
Hip Hop One
Hip Hop Shuffle
Highlife Afro
Afro Six-Eight
Latin Tumbao
Swing Slow Fox
Cha Cha
Fast Samba
Son Montuno Tumbao Easy
Rumba Guaguanco Easy
CD tracklist

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Instrumentation : Conga

Format : Book + CD

By : Pitti Hecht

Publisher : Mel Bay

No. of Pages : 64

ISBN : 9783802408564

Product Code : 3802408564

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