Techniques and Basic Patterns for Congas, Timbales, and Bongos - 138 pages; Basic Technique, playing areas, developing tones, improvisation examples, basic style patterns, etc.; Text english
Written by the Hand Drummer and Assistant Conductor for Broadway's THE LION KING. Includes a free download of audio mp3 sound examples and instruction by Rolando himself. Equal to a full year's course and private lessons on each world instrument, this book will help you prepare for the world of Latin Percussion and how it relates to Latin Music. Once you master the techniques of playing the instruments and the basic rhythm patterns, you will be able to learn more advanced patterns and create your own. The possibilities are endless. Have fun practicing the exercises and rhythm patterns. Remember that even though they are exercises, they are the key to making real music.