Bongo Basics - Book & CD

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Bongo Basics is the ideal way of getting into the world of bongos. Not only does this book teach you the basic stroke playing techniques, but it shows you many rhythms of various styles as well. ©2011, Book & CD, 64 pages. Contents: 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 Notation 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! Variations 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 PiTTillo/Martillo Pop Music/Slow Beat/Half Time Slow Rumba in a dance tempo Samba Brazil Disco Hip Hop One Hip Hop Shuffle Slowfox Jive Shuffle Foxtrot Swing Rock Afro Country/Bluegrass Cha Cha Latin/Son/Martillo House Groove CD tracklist