Conga Virtuoso, by Giovanni Hidalgo – DVD. Language: English / Spanish. Conga Virtuoso is an essential reading for any beginning, ...
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Conga Virtuoso, by Giovanni Hidalgo – DVD
Language: English / Spanish
Conga Virtuoso is an essential reading for any beginning, intermediate or advanced learner who reckon to tackle or continue a serious study of conga playing.
Here, Puerto Rican maestro Giovanni Hidalgo is surrounded by a prestigious bunch including Changuito, Ignacio Berroa, Ray Romero, Eric Figueroa, John Benitez, Danilo Perez or David Sanchez. The DVD’s contnent divides into 3 main sections in which Hidalgo gives plenty of demonstrations, from basic patterns such as the “Tumbao de la Marcha” (on 1, 2 and 3 drums) to original Puerto Rico styles (Bomba, Plena...) or more complex rhtythms and improvisation techniques on 3 tumbadores (largest Conga drum).
One section is dedicated to the rudiments of drumset parts applied to conga rhythms, which allows a better understanding of the modern playing styles detailed in the 34-page booklet.
In approximately 90 minutes of convenient, interactive content, this tutor constitutes an ideal companion to the Conga learner who can also access extra material (glossary) or download extra scores from the Internet.