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CONGA AND OTHER INSTRUCTIONAL BOOKS

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TITLE

Afro-Cuban Percussion

SUBTITLE

A Play Along Guide to Reading Latin Percussion and Drum Set Parts

AUTHOR

Victor Rendon

PUBLISHER

Tortilla Flat Music
327 12th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215
http://www.latinpercussion.com

YEAR

1993

PAGES

30, Companion CD

 

TITLE

Let's Do It On Drums

AUTHOR

Barbara Bird

 

TITLE

Afro-Cuban Drumming

AUTHOR

Glen Caruba

PUBLISHER

Centerstream Publishing, Box 17878, Anaheim Hills, CA 92807

YEAR

1995

PAGES

53 with CD

ISBN

1 574234 014 5

 

TITLE

Afro-Cuban Rhythms for the Drumset

AUTHOR

Frank Malabe and Bob Weiner

PUBLISHER

Manhattan Music / Warner Brothers 15800 W. 48th Ave, Miami, FL 33014

YEAR

1990

PAGES

64, Includes CD of examples

ISBN

0089724-573-3

 

TITLE

Afro-Latin Rhythm Dictionary

SUBTITLE

A Complete Dictionary for All Musicians

AUTHOR

Thomas A. Brown

PUBLISHER

Alfred Publishing Inc. 16380 Roscoe Blvd, Box 10003 Van Nuys, CA 91410

PAGES

48

 

TITLE

Authentic Conga Rhythms

SUBTITLE

A Complete Study

AUTHOR

Bob Evans

PUBLISHER

Henry Adler Productions / Warner Brothers 15800 W. 48th Ave, Miami, FL 33014

YEAR

1960

PAGES

32

ISBN

0-910957-28-2

 

TITLE

Authentic Bongo Rhythms

AUTHOR

Bob Evans

PUBLISHER

Henry Adler Productions / Warner Brothers 15800 W. 48th Ave, Miami, FL 33014

 

TITLE

The Bongo Book

AUTHOR

Trevor Salloum

PUBLISHER

Mel Bay Publications, #4 Industrial Dr., Pacific, MO 63069; 1 800 8 MEL BAY

YEAR

1997

PAGES

56, 1 CD

ISBN

0 7866 2071 4

 

TITLE

Clave

AUTHOR

Jerry Leake

PUBLISHER

Rhombus Publishing Box 184 Boston, MA 02123

YEAR

1989

PAGES

53

ISBN

0-927855-04-6


TITLE

Bembe Conversations, Vol. 1, 1st edition

AUTHOR

Arturo Rene Rodriguez

PUBLISHER

Ethnic Percussion, PO BOX 99813  Seattle, WA. 98199 
http://www.Interact-learn.com or art@interact-learn.com

YEAR

1995

PAGES

20 pg booklet (Includes CD)

PRICE

$10


TITLE

Bembe Conversations, Vol. 1, 2nd edition

AUTHOR

Arturo Rene Rodriguez
http://www.Interact-learn.com
or art@interact-learn.com

PUBLISHER

Mel Bay Publications, Inc., #4 Industrial Dr.,
Pacific, MO. 63069-3611 1- (800) 863-5229

YEAR

1990

PAGES

112pgs, includes CD

ILLUSTRATIONS

Yes, Lots

ISBN/PRICE 0-7866-4694-2     / $22.95

 

TITLE

Rumba Guaguanco Conversations, Vol. 2

AUTHOR

Arturo Rene Rodriguez
http://www.Interact-learn.com
or art@interact-learn.com

PUBLISHER

Mel Bay Publications, Inc., #4 Industrial Dr.,
Pacific, MO. 63069-3611 1- (800) 863-5229

YEAR

1998

PAGES

98pgs, includes CD

ILLUSTRATIONS

Yes, lots

TITLE

Conga Drumming

SUBTITLE

A Beginner's Guide to Playing With Time

AUTHOR

Alan Dworsky and Betsy Sansby

PUBLISHER

Dancing Hands Music 37 Thomas Ave. S., Suite 103 Minneapolis, MN 55405, 1-800-898-8036

YEAR

1994

PAGES

160, includes companion CD

ISBN

0-9638810-0-1

 

TITLE

Congas Two and Three

SUBTITLE

Sing the Song of the Drums

AUTHOR

Harry Tippins, Ph.D

PUBLISHER

Harry Tippins, Ph.D.;  (831) 227-8593;  raphgon@excite.com;  cosmologist@excite.com;  P.O. Box 1875;  Capitola, CA 95010

YEAR

1991

PAGES

25

 

TITLE

The Essence of Afro-Cuban Percussion and Drum Set

AUTHOR

Ed Uribe

PUBLISHER

Warner Brothers

YEAR

1996

 

TITLE

For Your Hands Only

SUBTITLE

A Musical textbook in Hand Style

AUTHOR

Efrain Toro

PUBLISHER

Efrain Toro, http://www.lpmusic.com/efrainbook.html

 

or through Latin Percussion

YEAR

1993

PAGES

96

 

TITLE

La Africania de la Musica Folklorica de Cuba, Havana 1951

 

Los Bailes y el Teatro Negro en el Folklore de Cuba, Havana 1951

 

Los Instrumentos de la Musica Afrocubana, 5 vols Havana 1952-55

AUTHOR

Dr. Fernando Ortiz

PUBLISHER

Look in a large university library

YEAR

See Above

 

TITLE

The Language of the Drum

SUBTITLE

Playing Techniques and Traditional Rhythms

AUTHOR

Harry Tippins, Ph.D

PUBLISHER

Harry Tippins, Ph.D.;  (831) 227-8593;  raphgon@excite.com;  cosmologist@excite.com;  P.O. Box 1875;  Capitola, CA 95010

YEAR

1991

PAGES

25

 

TITLE

Latin-American Percussion

SUBTITLE

Rhythms and Rhythm Instruments from Cuba and Brazil

AUTHOR

Birger Sulsbruck

PUBLISHER

Den Rytmiske Aftenskoles Florag

 

William Hansen, Copenhagen, Denmark

YEAR

1982

PAGES

184, 3 Companioncassettes & video are available

ISBN

87-87970-08-2

 

TITLE

Latin American Rhythm Instruments

AUTHOR

Humberto Morales

PUBLISHER

Henry Adler Productions / Warner Brothers 15800 W. 48th Ave, Miami, FL 33014

YEAR

1954

 

TITLE

Latin Percussion in Costa Rica

AUTHOR

Stuart Mars

PUBLISHER

Indiana University Library (Doctoral Thesis)

YEAR

1998

PAGES

200, with Video

 

TITLE

More Language of the Drum

SUBTITLE

Playing Techniques and Traditional Rhythms

AUTHOR

Harry Tippins, Ph.D

PUBLISHER

Harry Tippins, Ph.D.;  (831) 227-8593;  raphgon@excite.com;  cosmologist@excite.com;  P.O. Box 1875;  Capitola, CA 95010

YEAR

1991

PAGES

21

 

TITLE

The Music of Santeria

SUBTITLE

Traditional Rhythms of the Bata Drums

AUTHOR

John Amira and Steven Cornelius

PUBLISHER

White Cliffs Media
5150 Mae Anne Ave. #213-208
Reno, NV 89523
Voice 775-6774-1671; Orders: 800-359-3210
wcm@wc-media.com
http://www.wc-media.com

Phone

Tel: 775-674-1671

Fax

Fax: 760-875-6202

YEAR

1992

PAGES

133, Companion cassette available

ISBN

0-941677-24-9

 

TITLE

Progressive Steps to Bongo and Conga Drum Technique

AUTHOR

Ted Reed

PUBLISHER

Ted Reed P.O. Box 327, Clearwater FL 34617

 

TITLE

Rhythm's Talk

AUTHOR

Kenneth Nash

PUBLISHER

ADVANCE MUSIC, D 7407 Rottenburg N., Germany http://www.advancemusic.com/

YEAR

1991

PAGES

55, with 2 CDs

ISBN

3 89221 032 2

 

TITLE

Salsa Guidebook

AUTHOR

Rebeca Mauleon

PUBLISHER

Sher Music Co. P.O. Box 445, Petaluma CA 94953

 

1-800-444-7437

YEAR

1995

PAGES

258

 

TITLE

Techniques of Latin Soloing for the Drumset

AUTHOR

Phil Maturano

PUBLISHER

Phil Maturano Productions, 7095 Hollywood Blvd #404 Hollywood, CA 90028 (818) 84-DRUM-1

YEAR

1996

PAGES

60, packaged with a video of same title

 

TITLE

Timbafunk

AUTHOR

Dave Garibaldi and Talking Drum

PUBLISHER

Manhattan Music / Warner Bros

YEAR

1999

PAGES

85, with 1 CD

ISBN

0 7692 7803 5

 

TITLE

Understanding Latin Rhythms

AUTHOR

Norbert Goldberg

PUBLISHER

Latin Percussion, 160 Belmont Ave, Garfield NJ 07026

 

1-800-526-0508

PAGES

16, includes 2 cassettes

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