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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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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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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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Macho/Hembra commentary – 8074 – E

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12 November, 2017

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Here you have a second exercise on the Bolero pattern. The great master Giovanni Hidalgo makes a very interesting commentary on the difference between the Macho and Hembra drums. This pattern is built on eighth notes. In it, you will use Hembra, “Martill

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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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