Play Congas Now

ISBN-10: 0769296572

ISBN-13: 9780769296579

Edition: 2000

Authors: Richie Gajate-Garcia

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Play Congas Now is a step-by-step method that teaches all the fundamentals of conga playing. You will learn hand positions and techniques, basic reading skills, different styles of rhythms and patterns, tuning and maintenance, drum set and school jazz band applications, and a brief history of the conga drums. The accompanying CD includes all exercises and has play-along tracks to practice with. The styles covered in the book are Afro-Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican, pop, rock, funk, and R&B rhythms. Play Congas Now is a must for the beginner who wants to get started on congas or an intermediate player who wants an excellent practice tool to refine his or her skills. Book jacket.
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Book details

List price: $25.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 88
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.594

Audio CD Index
About the Author
A Brief History
Notation Key
Conga Sizes
Playing Positions: Sitting and Standing
Let's Get Started
Your Hands
The Sounds
The Open Tone
The Muted Slap
The Open Slap
The Heel-Fingers Motion
The Bass Tone
The Muffled Tone
Basic Notation
Note and Rest Values
Basic Reading Exercises
Sound Developing Exercises
Open Tones
Muted Slaps
Bass Tone
Heel-Fingers Motion
Open Slaps
The Clave
Son Clave
Rumba Clave
6/8 Clave
Preliminary Exercises
Conga Drum Patterns
Patterns from Cuba
Patterns from Puerto Rico
Patterns from Santo Domingo
Pop, Rock, R&B, and Funk
Pop, Rock, R&B, and Funk Patterns for One Conga
Drum Set and Congas
The High School Band
Independence Exercises
Mis Tres Hijos Play-Along
Additional Credits
Available from Richie
Spanish Translation: Texto En Espanol
Audio CD Index
Notes and Their Values, Ex. 1-7
Notes and Rests
Eighth Notes and Rests
Quarter & Eighth Notes and Rests
Sixteenth Notes
One Eighth & Two Sixteenths
Two Sixteenths & One Eighth Note
Dotted Eighth-One Sixteenth
Combining Quarters, Eighths, Sixteenths
Combining Quarters, Eighths-Sixteenths One-Eighth
Adding Two-Sixteenth-One-Eighth, Three Rests
Adding the Dotted Eighth-One-Sixteenth
Adding Triplets & Rests
Open Tone, Ex. 1-5
Slaps, Ex. 1-5
Bass Tone
Heels Fingers
Open Slaps
One Conga, Ex. 1
One Conga, Ex. 2
One Conga, Ex. 3
One Conga, Ex. 4
One Conga, Ex. 5
One Conga, Ex. 6 Old Tumbao
One Conga, Ex. 7 Contemporary
Two Congas, Ex. 8 Adding the Tumba
Two Congas, Ex. 9
Two Congas, Ex. 10
Challenge Exercise (all exercises in succession)
Patterns Cuba, Ex. 1
Patterns Cuba, Ex. 2-Variation 1
Patterns Cuba, Ex. 3-Variation 2
Patterns Cuba, Ex. 4-Variation 3
Patterns Cuba, Ex. 5-Variation 4
Bolero, Ex. 6
Guajira, Ex. 7
Songo, Ex. 8
Songo Variation, Ex. 9
Guaguanco 3/2, Ex. 10
Puerto Rico Plena, Ex. 11
Puerto Rico Bomba Xica, Ex. 12
Puerto Rico Jibaro, Ex. 13
Puerto Rico Salsa, Ex. 14
Puerto Rico Bomba Holandes
Santo Domingo Merengue Patterns
Merengue with Stick
Merengue Accompaniment to the Tambora Part
Merengue Ex. 2 and 3 Parts Together
Merengue Ex. 2 Conga Accompaniment to the Tambora
Merengue Variation
Rock/Pop/R&B/Funk Patterns for One Conga, Ex. 1
Rock/Pop/R&B/Funk Patterns for One Conga, Ex. 2
Rock/Pop/R&B/Funk Patterns for One Conga, Ex. 3
Rock/Pop/R&B/Funk Patterns for One Conga, Ex. 4
Rock/Pop/R&B/Funk Patterns for One Conga, Ex. 5
"Fields of Gold" w/Congas
"Fields of Gold" wo/Congas (play-along)
"La Vida Loca" w/Congas
"La Vida Loca" wo/Congas (play-along)
"If You Had My Love" w/Congas
"If You Had My Love" wo/Congas (play-along)
"Sex Machine" w/Congas
"Sex Machine" wo/Congas (play-along)
"Unchain My Heart" w/Congas
"Unchain My Heart" wo/Congas (play-along)
"Two Hearts" w/Congas
"Two Hearts" wo/Congas (play-along)
"Give Up the Funk" w/Congas
"Give Up the Funk" wo/Congas (play-along)
"Disco Groove" w/Congas
"Disco Groove" wo/Congas (play-along)
"Seven Days" w/Congas
"Seven Days" wo/Congas (play-along)
"Homemade 7" w/Congas
"Homemade 7" wo/Congas (play-along)
"High School" Swing Groove
"High School" BeBop Groove
"High School" Rock & Roll Groove
"High School" Shuffle Groove
"High School" Sixteenth Note Funky Groove
"Perc Independence" (Tumbao One Drum)
"Perc Independence" (w/Cowbell)
"Perc Independence" (w/Shaker)
"Perc Independence" (w/Tambourine)
"Mis Tres Hijos" w/Congas
"Mis Tres Hijos" wo/Congas (play-along)
"Guajira Pa Lissete" w/Congas
"Guajira Pa Lissete" wo/Congas (play-along)
"Gozando Y Caminando" w/Congas
"Gozando Y Caminando" wo/Congas (play-along)
"El Meneito" w/Congas
"El Meneito" wo/Congas (play-along)
"Sabroson" w/Congas
"Sabroson" wo/Congas (play-along)
"Techno Me" w/Congas
"Techno Me" wo/Congas (play-along)
"Full Moon" w/Congas
"Full Moon" wo/Congas (play-along)
"Shoe On Me" w/Congas
"Shoe On Me" wo/Congas (play-along)
"Faldo" w/Congas
"Faldo" wo/Congas (play-along)
"Lenny Kravitz" w/Congas
"Lenny Kravitz" wo/Congas (play-along)
"Lou Kev" w/Congas
"Lou Kev" wo/Congas (play-along)
"Symfonico" w/Congas
"Symfonico" wo/Congas (play-along)
"Rock Ya" w/Congas
"Rock Ya" wo/Congas (play-along)
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