Play Congas Now
is a step-by-step method that teaches all the fundamentals of congo playing. You will learn hand positions and techniques, basic reading skills, different styles of rhythms and patterns, tuning and maintenance, drum set and school jaxx band applications, and a brief history of the conga drums.
The accompanying CD includes all exercises and has play-along tracks to practice with. The styles covered in the book are Afro-Cuban, Puerto Ricanm Dominican, pop, rock, funk, and R&B rhythms. Play Congas Now is a must for the beginner who wants to get started on congas or an intermediate player who wants an excellent practice tool to refine his or her skills.