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Ethno Percussion, Vol. 2

Afro, Latin and Modern Grooves for Percussion Ensemble

By Herwig Stieger

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Percussion - Intermediate-Advanced
Afro, Latin and Modern Grooves for Percussion Ensemble. Composed by Herwig Stieger. Saddle-stitched, Method, World Music, Latin American, Percussion: Hand Percussion and Bodhran. Style. Book/CD set. 140 pages. Mel Bay Publications, Inc #610479. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.610479).

Item Number: MB.610479

ISBN 9783899222043. 9 X 12 inches.

The Austrian live and session percussionist Herwig Stieger, who has worked as an endorser for Meinl Percussion and Mehmet Istanbul-cymbals, releases this new book after the successful publication of The Real Book Conga (AMA Verlag, incl. CD with play along tracks) for percussion ensembles. Ethno Percussion Vol. 2 includes ten ensemble pieces for African, Latin and Modern Grooves, which developed from his years-long engagement with non-European music and his numerous study trips to Turkey (Orient percussion), Cuba (Havana and Santiago de Cuba, Latin Percussion) and West Africa (Benin and Burkina Faso, African percussion).Stiegers compositions - ranked in difficulty from intermediate to difficult - are based on non-European music styles which the author has come in contact with over the years. The notation of the instruments are explained at the beginning and summarised in a full score at the end of each chapter. A detailed introduction to the listed instruments (Conga / Tumba, Surdo, Maracas, Cowbell, claves, guiro, Cajongas, djembe, Sangban / Doundoun, Kenkeni, Tambora), their techniques and helpful hints for the performance are given to make sure that every percussion ensemble will easily be able to evoke that Latin-American spirit in every concert.

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