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Son Montuno Martillo B – 8080 – E

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12 November, 2017

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In this third Son Montuno “Martillo” exercise, Giovanni combines a serie of beats: Hembra, “Martillo,” Fingers, half palm and ghost with an anacrusis (pickup) entry in order to complete this pattern. Notice the type of accentuation. &nb

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A Caballo (2 Congas) – 8051 – E

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12 November, 2017

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Two interesting exercises based on the “A Caballo” pattern. Using Fingers, Open and Slap beats on the Conga and the Tumbadora. As you will see, Giovanni enters with an anacrusis, and the hands combinations are RLRL.   Commentary: Now, we go to

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Oriza “a la derecha”(to the right) – 8053 – E

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12 November, 2017

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This exercise on the Oriza pattern (a derecha) is constructed on eighth notes in which you use the Conga and the Tumbadora, with Open, Finger and Slap beats.   Commentary: Now I am going to do Oriza, that’s another great rhythm from Puerto Rico, but

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Jala-Jala B – 8056 – E

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12 November, 2017

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Two variations of the Jala-Jala pattern, a 4/4 pattern formed on 2 bars. Giovanni shows you some variations with Bass, Slap, Finger, and Open beats on the Conga.   Commentary: When you do a second variation, sometimes you put a little color but sometimes,

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Afro B (2 Congas) – 8058 – E

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12 November, 2017

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Two interesting variations of the Afro family. Giovanni shows you Slap, Finger and Open beats. He also shows how he places his hands.   Commentary: Then a third variation of the Afro, you can do… That’s one… That’s another one. The

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Jazz “Mongo & W. Bobo Style” – 8062 – E

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12 November, 2017

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Here you have another variation on the Jazz pattern. Notice how Giovanni links the first two eighth notes of the triplets in this pattern based on the style of Mongo Santamaría and Willy Bobo.   Commentary: Then, when you flow a little bit, for example,

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Bolero with “alzada” – 8073 – E

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12 November, 2017

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This exercise on the Bolero pattern with “Alzada” (up beat) hand is built on eighth notes in which you will use Hembra, “Martillo”, fingers, half palm and ghost beats.   Commentary: Another way to start is on the four, instead of t

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Bolero Level 2 – 8075 – E

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12 November, 2017

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In this third exercise on Bolero, Giovanni shows you how the pattern is built and where the accents are on the eighth notes. Here you use Hembra, “Martillo”, Fingers, half palm and ghost beats.   Commentary: The second level, we’re going

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Bomba “Holandé” – 8044 – E

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12 November, 2017

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Another interesting variation from the Bomba family, the Holandé, a 4/4 pattern. Giovanni shows you two exercises, one of which has some variations of Bass, Slap, Finger and Open beats. He also shows you how he places his hands.   Commentary: A fourth ve

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Plena with Syncopation – 8048 – E

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12 November, 2017

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Another interesting variation of the Plena, with syncopation, 4/4 pattern. Giovanni shows you one version with some variations of Bass, Slap, Finger and Open beats on the Conga and the Tumbadora.   Commentary: A third variation, that’s with another

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