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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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Guaguancó A – 8116 – E

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12 November, 2017

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Here you have an explanation of what a “Shekere” is, how it is made and how to hold it in your hands. Also, Giovanni shows you the first “Guaguancó” pattern.   Commentary: Now this is a Shekere. The original Shekere is a gord that

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Guaguancó B – 8117 – E

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12 November, 2017

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A second variation of the “Guaguancó” pattern at normal tempo, with a slower second part, in order to show you the movements and the resulting sound.   Commentary: Second variation, 1, 2, 3, 4… Right? Slow, the first one, 1, 2, 3, 4R

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Mambo Martillo – 8086 – E

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12 November, 2017

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Your first Mambo pattern with “Martillo”. Giovanni combines a serie of beats: Hembra, martillo, fingers, half palm and ghost to complete this pattern. Notice the type of accentuation and the placement of the Hembra (female) on the fourth beat. &nbs

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Cáscaras A (comments) – 8090 – E

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12 November, 2017

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Here you have the first of a group of exercises based on the “Cáscara A” patterns, very common in Latin music. Giovanni plays it with two tempos, fast and slow, in order for you to understand well this two-bar pattern.   Commentary: In the ea

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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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Placement – 8070 – E

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12 November, 2017

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In this section on the Bongo, the master Giovanni explains a bit about this instrument and how to use it. Also, here you will find your first pattern, the “Martillo.”   Commentary: This is the Bongo and the way that you are going to play this

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Sound – 8071 – E

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12 November, 2017

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Do you know the sounds of Bongo? In this exercise, Giovanni shows you step by step how to get the best sounds out of this instrument, the Bongo.   Commentary: When we deal with the Bongos, when we play, we have to be sure that we are dealing with the corr

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“Baqueteo” (Bolero fill) – 8072 – E

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12 November, 2017

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Here you have the first steps to master this instrument on a Bolero pattern. A very interesting exercise in which the master Giovanni teaches you the hand combinations and resulting sounds.   Commentary: If you see the right hand, I am going to put a litt

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