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“Montuno Groove” – 8181 – E

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12 November, 2017

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Here you have the second of Giovanni’s songs with Josep M. Kitflus (piano) and Carles Benavent (bass). In these songs, Giovanni shows you how to practically apply his concept on Congas.   Commentary: Now, a new song of my self, with greats musicians

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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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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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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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Songo C ” Free Style” (2 Congas) – 8035 – E

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12 November, 2017

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A Demo for the Tumbadora and the Conga of two combinations to master the Songo pattern with slow and fast tempos. The master Giovanni goes on using Fingers, Open and Slap beats. Notice how Giovanni combines hands using combinations from the Rudiments technique

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Combinations with three beats (Open, Muff, Slap) – 8007 – E

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12 November, 2017

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Here you have the Open, Muff, Slap beats and how to apply them. Many percussionists wonder how Giovanni has reached this level. His advice: don’t skip these first exercises!   Commentary: So the same, when you combine that with two, three beats ….1

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