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Afro “Big Band” – 8094 – E

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12 November, 2017

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Your first exercise for Bongo on the Afro pattern. Note how the master Giovanni uses the 4/4 pattern based on eighth notes with a sixteenth note on the first quarter note of the bar. With Hembra, Martillo, Fingers, half palm and ghost beats.   Commentary:

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Son & Salsa – 8099 – E

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12 November, 2017

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Your first exercise on the Cowbell. The great master Giovanni explains how to hold this instrument and to position the hand to achieve different sounds. In this first exercise, you work with the Son/Salsa pattern.   Commentary: The way that you hold the c

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Son Montuno & Guajira – 8100 – E

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12 November, 2017

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Basic exercise for the Son Montuno/Guajira pattern. It is important to master these type of simple patterns in order to achieve good tempo.   Commentary: Another variation of the cowbell, of the pattern from the Son Montuno, Son Guajira, like that. In the

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Son Montuno – 8102 – E

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12 November, 2017

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Giovanni carries out two very simple exercises, slow and fast, for using the cowbell in the Son Montuno pattern. In this case only with quarter notes.   Commentary: Another variation that is like a third variation, goes like this, 1, 2, 1, 2, 3, 4…

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Mambo B – 8105 – E

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12 November, 2017

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Here you have a second exercise of the Mambo pattern on the Cowbell. Giovanni uses different sounds to complete this two bar pattern, formed by quarter notes and eighth notes.   Commentary: Then he came with that, it was the pattern for Mambo, 1, 2, 1, 2,

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Jala-Jala – 8112 – E

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12 November, 2017

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The master Giovanni teaches you the Jala Jala pattern for cowbell at a normal tempo and also at a slower tempo to allow you to understand the placement of the strokes.   Commentary: Another style that you can play on the cowbell is [what] we call the Jala

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Son Montuno level 1 – 8078 – E

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12 November, 2017

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Here you have the first pattern of Son Montuno. It is based on eighth notes. Giovanni shows you the beats and how to apply them to this pattern.   Commentary: Now we are going to jump to Son Montuno. [From the beginings of 1940s through today it has been

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Seis Chorreao – 8083 – E

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12 November, 2017

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Here you have the first exercise on the “Seis Chorreao” pattern. As Giovanni says, the origin of this kind of pattern comes from the Jíbara music. This interesting pattern is based on eighth and sixteenth notes with Hembra, Martillo, Fingers , hal

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Plena – 8047 – E

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12 November, 2017

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Two interesting exercises based on the “Plena” pattern. Using Open and Slap beats in the Conga and the Tumbadora. Notice how Giovanni plays a second exercise with some variations.   Commentary: Now we are going to jump to play Plena, another g

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Jala-Jala A – 8055 – E

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12 November, 2017

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Interesting exercise based on the Jala-Jala pattern with eighth notes. Using Fingers, Open and Slap beats on the Conga. Notice how Giovanni combines hands using combinations of the Rudiments technique for Snare RRLL.   Commentary: “Y yo traigo pa

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Afro A (2 Congas) – 8057 – E

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12 November, 2017

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Here you have two exercises on the Afro pattern. Notice how the master Giovanni uses the 4/4 pattern with a 6/8 concept. The first variation is for Conga and Tumbadora, the second is only for Conga.   Commentary: Let’s play now some Afro. I am going

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Jazz “Candido Style” – 8061 – E

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12 November, 2017

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The great master Giovanni Hidalgo takes us to the Jazz patterns. If you are interested in knowing how to apply Congas to this style, these are your exercises. Here Giovanni plays two exercises in the style of the great percussionist Candido.   Commentary:

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