This is the only complete, step by step course on conga drumming in print. After working through only a few chapters of this book, you'll be able to jam with others in playing the irresistible rhythms that form the roots of Salsa. The clear text, illustrations, and easy to read charts make learning to play authentic Afro-Cuban rhythms easy even without previous experience as a percussionist. The warm, friendly tone of the text creates the intimate feel of private lessons. All 175 rhythms in the book are included on the companion CD.