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Hip Grooves for Hand Drums: How to Play Funk, Rock & World

How to Play Funk, Rock & World Beat Patterns on Any Drum

By Alan Dworsky and Betsy Sansby

Percussion - Beginning-Intermediate
How to Play Funk, Rock & World Beat Patterns on Any Drum. Composed by Alan Dworsky and Betsy Sansby. Percussion: Hand Percussion and Bodhran, Style, Technique, Theory and Reference, World Music. Dancing Hand. Rock & Blues. Book/CD set. 96 pages. Dancing Hands #99556BCD. Published by Dancing Hands (MB.99556BCD).

Item Number: MB.99556BCD

ISBN 9780963880154. 8.5 X 11 inches.

All you need is one drum. It can be a Djembe, a conga, or anything else you can get both your hands on. Whether your goal is to play in a band, jam in the park, or just drum along with your favorite CD's, this book will show you how, step by step. This book is filled with great dance grooves. Many of them are adapted from drumset patterns used in rock, pop, and funk music. Others are based on traditional African or Afro-Cuban rhythms. You can play all these grooves in a wide variety of musical styles and settings, and you can hear how each one sounds on the CD that comes with the book.

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  • 4

    San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • August 04, 2006 Good

    I've been using Alan Dworsky's "Hip Grooves" book for conga, djembe and cajon with good results, but the rhythms are quite limited (because the book comprehends djembe-style and conga-style drums/technique). I found out that djembe and cajon techniques are very similar (and that both instruments...

    have 3 basic sounds), so any written material for one of them could be easily applied to the other. The material is very basic and simple and the explanations are very understandable. Successful results are almost inevitable.

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