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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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Bomba “Historical comments” – 8041 – E

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12 November, 2017

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Giovanni explains the history of Bomba and its evolution. Listen carefully to the explanations of this great master; they will help you to better understand this interesting world.   Commentary: The first two versions of Bomba with two open beats and thre

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Bomba “Sicá” Rafael Cortijo Style – 8042 – E

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12 November, 2017

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Here you have three variations of the Bomba-Sicá pattern, in the “Santurce” style. In this exercise, Giovanni shows you, at a slow tempo, the following beats: Bass, Slap, Finger, Open and how he places his hands.   Commentary: Now we go to my

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Variations 3 – 8011 – E

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12 November, 2017

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(C) In this pattern, he shows you one of the most common styles of Latin music, “Salsa.” Watch carefully and listen to his sound, the importance of how he uses his hands to achieve one sound or another.   Commentary: With all those variations

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Guaguancó A (I Tumbadora) – 8016 – E

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12 November, 2017

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The first of Guaguancó. It is an exercise with two combinations that show you first how to work with each hand independently and then how to play this pattern with eighth notes. In both, there are the Open, Slap beats. You only work with the Tumbadora in orde

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Bolero A (1 Conga) – 8026 – E

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12 November, 2017

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The first Bolero pattern, Exercise with two combinations that will show you the different steps to make with each hand, in order to be able to later work this pattern with eighth notes . In both, there is the Open, Slap beats . You only work with the Tumbadora

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Bolero B (1 Conga) – 8027 – E

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12 November, 2017

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The master Giovanni Hidalgo goes on showing exercises based on the Bolero pattern with eighth notes, there are two exercises where you can practice with the Palm, the Open and Slap. As in the previous one, you will only work with the Tumbadora.   Commenta

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Charanga A (1 Conga) – 8031 – E

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12 November, 2017

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Your first exercise to master the Charanga pattern. In this case with eighth notes, only with one Tumbadora using Open and Slap beats.   Commentary: Well, I grew up listening to the Charanga groups too, and that’s only with one conga. So the Tumbao

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