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Fun with Bongos

By Trevor Salloum

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Percussion (Miscellaneous) - Beginning
Composed by Trevor Salloum. Saddle-stitched, Methods. Fun With. Latin american. Book and online audio. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.98284).

Item Number: MB.98284

ISBN 9780786647385. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

Interest in the bongos has surged recently with the inclusion of this versatile percussion instrument in almost every type of music, whether it be classical, rock, flamenco, jazz, Latin, Middle Eastern, East Indian, or newgrass! Fun with Bongos provides a simple guide to playing the bongos for those without any previous musical experience. This book teaches the reading of percussion notation, basic bongo technique, plus simple rhythms and their application. In addition, it develops familiarity with the construction, nomenclature, and characteristics of the bongos. Includes instruction on selecting and tuning bongos, basic music terminology, and correct playing position with hand strokes illustrated in drawing and photographs. Fun with Bongos constitutes the first level in a series of books which includes The Bongo Book (Book/CD, intermediate level, MB96005BCD and Bongo Drumming/Beyond the Basics (Book/CD, advanced, MB97851BCD).

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