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Tomas Cruz: Cruz, Tomas Conga Method Volume 1 - Beginning: Congas

Instrumental Work | Sheet Music & Songbooks
Instrumentation Congas
Composer Tomas Cruz
Publisher Mel Bay Publications

In Volume I, Tomasito reveals the time-tested Conga method which he himself studied with “Changuito' and other master congueros at the ENA conservatory in Havana. Volume I starts at the absolute beginning and is designed for the person who has never touched the Congas, but is also of great value to the advanced player who wishes to understand the foundation and rudiments of the approach that has allowed the ENA and the other Havana conservatories to consistently turn out so many world class congueros each year.

Volume I begins with simple exercises to develop technique and systematically works its way through rudiments and 'recursos' for use in solos and fills and basic rhythm patterns such as Salsa, Cha-Cha and Bolero. These are presented using the unique Step by Step online video Method, which enables the student to learn the patterns by watching the video and imitating Tomasito as he builds the patterns stroke by stroke. This, combined with a special type of notation designed to be simple for those who don't read music, results in a Conga course that really works, rather than just another reference book to add to the bookshelf!

Difficulty Easy
Store Sheet Music & Songbooks
Product Format Instrumental Work
Genre Latin
Pages 72
ISBN 9780786688005
Edition Number MLB20299M
Catalog No. MB20299M
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  1. Part 1: Introduction to the Series
  2. Part 2: Basic Hand Position and Posture
  3. Part 3: The Five Basic Strokes
  4. Part 4: Exercises
  5. Part 5: Rudiments and Soloing
  6. Part 6: Marcha Exercises
  7. Part 7: Marchas
  8. Part 8: Recursos
  9. Appendix 1: Clave
  10. Appendix 2: Marchas Written in 8th Notes
  11. Appendix 3: Tomas Cruz - Selected Discography
  12. Additional Photos
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