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Summary

Here are instructions for beginning hand drum players who want to play rhythms with contemporary music. You don't need a drumset to lay down a groove. All you need is one drum -- a djembe, a conga, or anything else you can get both your hands on. Whether your goal is to play in a band, jam in the park, or just drum along with your favorite CDs, this book will show you how, step by step. No other book systematically teaches these kinds of patterns as well as the basic techniques of hand drumming. It's filled with great dance grooves, many adapted from drumset patterns used in rock, pop, and funk music. Others are based on traditional African or Afro-Cuban rhythms. Anyone can play all these grooves in a wide variety of musical styles and settings--and you can hear how each one sounds on the CD that comes with the book.

Book Details

  • Physical Description: 8.5"x11.0"x0.3"; 96 pages; 0.7 lb
  • Edition Info: Paperback; 2001-03-02

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