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The Bongo Book

By Trevor Salloum

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Percussion (Miscellaneous) - Beginning-Intermediate
Composed by Trevor Salloum. Saddle-stitched, Methods. Latin American. Book/CD Set. 64 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.96005BCD).

Item Number: MB.96005BCD

ISBN 9780786620715. Latin American. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

Here's an entire book devoted to the all too often overlooked Latin instrument, the bongo drums. Trevor Salloum guides you on an inspired informative, and educational musical journey; offering many valuable insights of playing this instrument as well as revealing its colorful history. This text features jazz, rock, Danzon, Mozambique, and bomba patterns with fills, exercises, and performance techniques to get you going in these styles. Maintenance, characteristic rhythmic patterns, and important artists in the evolution of bongo technique are also covered in depth. The companion CD features recordings of the rhythm patterns discussed in the book.

  • Acknowledgements 
  • Preface 
  • History 
  • CLAVE 
  • Manoteo 
  • Rhythms 
  • Martillo 
  • Manoteo Variation 
  • Martillo Variations 
  • Bolero 
  • Bongo Bell 
  • Traditional/Non-Traditional Rhythms 
  • Fills 
  • Exercises 
  • Polyrhythms 
  • Ornamentation 
  • Maintenance 
  • Head Replacement 
  • Accessories 
  • Jack Costanzo 
  • Armando Peraza 
  • Jose Mangual 
  • Candido Camero 
  • Glossary 
  • Bibliography 
  • Index