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Bolero Demo – 8076 – E

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12 November, 2017

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In this solo-demo played by Giovanni Hidalgo on the Bolero pattern, he demonstrates how important it is to master all of these exercises to achieve a control of the language. It is a good idea to look at the previous exercises on this pattern to fully understa

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Cáscaras B (comments) – 8091 – E

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12 November, 2017

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Here you have the second exercise based on the “Cascara B” pattern, very common in Latin music. Giovanni plays this exercise at two different tempos, fast and slow, to help you best understand this two-bar pattern.   Commentary: A second varia

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Afro “2nd Variation” – 8095 – E

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12 November, 2017

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Second 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 a variation on the hit of the Hembra, as well as fingers.   Commentary

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Afro “3rd Variation” – 8096 – E

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12 November, 2017

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Third exercise for Bongo on the Afro pattern. Note how Giovanni uses the 4/4 pattern based on eighth notes, with a variation in the hit of the Hembra on the first quarter note of the bar, and Fingers.   Commentary: A third variation. Sometimes you hear th

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Mambo (like Conga) – 8087 – E

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12 November, 2017

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Second Mambo exercise, in the same style as the “Conga.” Giovanni plays a variation on this pattern, which is played with a series of Hembra, martillo, fingers, half palm and ghost beats. Notice the type of accentuation and the placement of the Hem

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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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Martillo – 8077 – E

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12 November, 2017

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This last exercise on the Bolero pattern, “Martillo”, is built on eighth notes and a sixteenth note triplet. In this pattern, you use Hembra, “Martillo”, Fingers, half palm and ghost beats.   Commentary: Some great, great Bongo pla

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Son Montuno Martillo A – 8079 – E

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12 November, 2017

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In this second Son Montuno exercise, the “Martillo”, Giovanni combines two bars to complete this pattern. Notice the type of accentuation.   Commentary: We call this the “Martillo” so, when you come from another approach to that fe

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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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