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The Contemporary Percussionist

Instructional/Drum/DVD. Latin, jazz. DVD. Published by Centerstream Publications (HL.373).

Item Number: HL.373

ISBN 1574241648. 5.25x7.5 inches. Glen Caruba.

A complete guide to what the working contemporary percussionist needs to know to be successful by today's musical standards. Covers the congas, bongos, timbales, djembe, and the use of toys,; all in a modern musical setting! There is even a recording studio scene explaining creative overdubs, plus a hot Latin jazz performance by the group Orkesta Eme' Pe'. A great tool for the working professional and a must-have for the beginner wanting to enter the field of contemporary percussion! 60 minutes.

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    San Francisco, CA
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • 2012-01-17 00:00:00.0 Good for beginners and intermediates

    This DVD is good for people who are beginners or intermediates who need a brush-up. Glen covers the different congas, tuning, 6 basic hand techniques (open tone, mute, bass tone, palm/finger, slap/open slap), exercises (palm/finger, paradiddles, triplet), tumbao, cha-cha-cha and bolero rhythms, swing rhythms...

    and how to play timbales, bongas, djembe and studio percussion and tips. I like the fact that he says you must relax when playing the congas and not be tense in your body posture. I give 4 stars only because he does not include a manual with the DVD, which would prove very valuable for beginners.

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