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Tomas Cruz Conga Method Volume 1 - Beginning

Tomas Cruz Conga Method Volume 1 - Beginning (Conga Technique as Taught in Cuba). Composed by Tomas Cruz with Kevin Moore, Mike Gerald and Orlando Fiol. For Conga Drums. Squareback saddle-stitched, Methods. Latin American. Beginning. Book/DVD Set. 72 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20299DP).

ISBN 9780786670819. Latin American. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

In Volume I, Tomasito reveals the time-tested conga method which he himself studied with "Changuito" and other master congueros at the ENA conservatory in Havana. Volume I starts at the absolute beginning and is designed for the person who has never touched the congas, but is also of great value to the advanced player who wishes to understand the foundation and rudiments of the approach that has allowed the ENA and the other Havana conservatories to consistently turn out so many world class congueros each year.

Volume I begins with simple exercises to develop technique and systematically works its way through rudiments and recursos for use in solos and fills and basic rhythm patterns such as Salsa, Cha-Cha and Bolero. These are presented using the unique Step by Step DVD Method, which enables the student to learn the patterns by watching the DVD and imitating Tomasito as he builds the patterns stroke by stroke. This, combined with a special type of notation designed to be simple for those who don't read music, results in a conga course that really works, rather than just another reference book to add to the bookshelf!

  • Part 1: Introduction to the Series 
  • Part 2: Basic Hand Position and Posture 
  • Part 3: The Five Basic Strokes 
  • Part 4: Exercises 
  • Part 5: Rudiments and Soloing 
  • Part 6: Marcha Exercises 
  • Part 7: Marchas 
  • Part 8: Recursos 
  • Appendix 1: Clave 
  • Appendix 2: Marchas Written in 8th Notes 
  • Appendix 3: Tomas Cruz - Selected Discography 
  • Additional Photos 
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  • 5

    Location:
    Boston, Ma
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • January 09, 2008 The Tomas Cruz Conga Method, Volume I

    Very good

    22 of 41 people found this review helpful.
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  • 5

    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • December 13, 2007 A great method for beginner/intermediate

    Although I am an intermediate/advanced conguero I still loved this book. If you are a beginner the DVD section will be a great help. If you are an intermediate level conguero who wants to get started with Cuban rhythms and a strong foundation for them this is also an...

    excellent place to start.

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  • 5

    Location:
    New Zealand- Salsa in the South Pacific
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • December 07, 2007 Absolute Beginner

    Great to have both the video & book explanation's to practice with especially for a compltet beginner / novice like myself.you get to hear & then try to emulate the sounds . Impressed with the detail given. A good resource to aquire.A salsa dancer for 16 years , I wanted to continue...

    learning about the music after experiencing a percussion workshop @ a Dance festival.

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  • 5

    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • August 08, 2007 Easy and Efficient Conga's Technique

    This is an easy method for a person that doesn't have any experience beating the congas like me,and efficient because you can learn many patterns that you may use in rythm more complicated.

    23 of 42 people found this review helpful.
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  • 5

    Location:
    Franklin, NC
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • March 05, 2007 How To For Having Fun

    This is probably the best way to learn to play the Hand Drum. I have a beautiful Conga Drum in the living room close to the TV. I can go through the CD and play along learning as I practice.

    19 of 41 people found this review helpful.
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