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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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Breathing and Single strokes – 8004 – E

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12 November, 2017

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Very interesting exercise regarding the importance of breathing while playing. In addition, he shows you the first single strokes.   Commentary: It’s important to learn how to breathe inside for the diaphragm, for the sound, for your comfort, rememb

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History of Conga – 8008 – E

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12 November, 2017

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Do you know the origin of congas? This great master of percussion gives an intersting explanation on the history of Conga.   Commentary: The Tumbadora is originally from Cuba and passed to Puerto Rico, New York, California, many, many countries. They have

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Variations 1 – 8009 – E

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12 November, 2017

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(A)Here you have your first patterns. Giovanni explains and shows you step by step the positioning of your hands, the accents and how to apply it on a Conga.   Commentary: First of all, it’s only two open beats, one slap and do it like this, 1, 2, 3

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Variations 2 – 8010 – E

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12 November, 2017

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(B) Here you have three patterns. Giovanni shows you the importance of each sound (Open, Slap, Muff) step by step. Also the placement of the hands, and accents.   Commentary: Following with this one that is a different combination that you do on the patte

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Is it necessary to read music? – 8000 – E

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12 November, 2017

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In this exercise, Giovanni evaluates the importance that reading music had in his professional life. Listen to the advice of this great master of percussion regarding this controversial subject.   Commentary: It’s so important, the reading, the writ

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The sound of your congas (Open, Slap, Muff, Bass) – 8001 – E

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12 November, 2017

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How to place your hands and obtain the best sound on your congas   Commentary: When the tune starts the structure, it depends on the structure. You find the intro, then the groove, then comes a bridge, or special of the Mambo of that tune, so that ‘

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Combinations with different sounds – 8002 – E

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12 November, 2017

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Giovanni Hidalgo explains the first steps on how to combine sounds on your congas.   Commentary: And in combination, like base/muff….ok? A slap/muff…..ok? So you have many, many, many variations you can use the open… slap…. Like the base/slap… right?

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How to place your hands on the congas – 8003 – E

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12 November, 2017

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This great master explains the right positionning of your hands and body in front of the instrument.   Commentary: You will be working with a diameter, a circle, so that means what? That you have to put your hands in the correct place to hit in the correc

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