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Rumba Guaguanco Conversations

By Arturo Rodriguez

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Percussion - Beginning-Intermediate
Composed by Arturo Rodriguez. Latin American. E-book and online audio. 106 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications - Digital Sheet Music (M0.98079BCDEB).

Item Number: M0.98079BCDEB

ISBN 1619113929.

Interact and Learn is the overriding theme of this outstanding book. This progressive self-study course is designed to expose the percussion student to the seductive andcomplex Cuban rumba style known as guaguanco. Theauthor offers a generous dose of text and percussioncharts to be used with the recorded exercises. Therumba ensemble typically includes: claves; low, midrange, and high- pitched conga drums; the madruga (shaker)palitos (sticks applied to a hollow wooden cylinder), and vocal elements. The comprehensive qualityof thisbook might best be illustrated by the author's emphasison using the threeconga drums as pitched, melodic instruments. Sitting and hand positions and drumtechniques are clearlyillustrated with photographsas is the convenient instrumental glossary. This book also provides useful course and lessonobjectives for self-evaluation. All in all, this book offers a fabulous introduction.

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