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Bongo Book (Book & CD)
     

Bongo Book (Book & CD)

by Trevor Salloun, Mel Bay Publications Inc (Manufactured by)
 
Here's an entire book devoted to the all too often overlooked Latin instrument, the bongo drums. Trevor Salloum guides you on an inspired informative, and educational musical journey; offering many valuable insights of playing this instrument as well as revealing its colorful history. This text features jazz, rock, Danzon, Mozambique, and bomba patterns with fills,

Overview

Here's an entire book devoted to the all too often overlooked Latin instrument, the bongo drums. Trevor Salloum guides you on an inspired informative, and educational musical journey; offering many valuable insights of playing this instrument as well as revealing its colorful history. This text features jazz, rock, Danzon, Mozambique, and bomba patterns with fills, exercises, and performance techniques to get you going in these styles. Maintenance, characteristic rhythmic patterns, and important artists in the evolution of bongo technique are also covered in depth. The companion CD features recordings of the rhythm patterns discussed in the book.

Editorial Reviews

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...the only instructional book (CD included) devoted entirely to the bongo. Highly recommended...Very Comprehensive!
George Rivera
... loaded with lots of information for both the novice and professional... the most definitive book out... -- Latin Beat Online
David Grierson
...anyone can play the bongos, maybe that's the appeal, there's no way around it the bongo are back and the man who's written the book on playing the bongos is Trevor Salloum...they are kind of irresistible the bongos... -- CBC Radio
Victor Rendon
Among the best treats of the book are the interviews with Jack Costanzo, Armando Peraza, José Mangual Sr. and Candido Camero, four prominent bongo players in the United States....the book will serve as a good beginner's source for people wanting to find some basic information on this much overlooked instrument. -- Modern Drummer
Rudy Mangual
...you can learn traditional and nontraditional rhythms on the bongo, fills, exercises, polyrhythms, ornamentation and maintenance of the instrument.... Easy reading and fun to follow as you learn to play the bongo ? -- Latin Beat Magazine
Darshan Lindsay
...bongos are back in style...The Bongo Book gives tips to both the novice and professional on improving techniques and includes a CD that contains sound samples of rhythms and patterns discussed in the text? -- BC REPORT
Cam Martin
...The Bongo Book, the only instruction book of its kind on playing bongo drums...One of the things that makes The Bongo Book interesting for music-loving non-musicians is the series of interviews Salloum has done with the great unsung heroes of bongo drumming...The Bongo Book could in its own way be contributing to a Latin percussion renaissance and a serious place in the music world...? -- Night and Day
Terry O'Mahoney
Bongos...they frequently are overlooked or only given a few pages in texts about percussion instruments. In an effort to remedy this situation, Trevor Salloum has devoted an entire text (60 pages) to the history, characteristics rhythmic patterns , maintenance and important artists in the development of the bongos....? Percussive Notes
Charlie Rooney
....[Y]ou have created a really outstanding book-detailed, informative and fun to read...thanks again for the great book... ? -- World-Beat Connection

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786620715
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/1997
Series:
Mel Bay Series
Edition description:
Bound Musical Notation
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
8.78(w) x 11.60(h) x 0.19(d)

What People are Saying About This

Billy Miller
I picked up a copy of your book! I think it is great. I'm using the fills on the drumset ? -- (Billy Miller, drummer, Queens, NY)
Ricardo Portal
I bought this book last night and my girlfriend had to drag me to bed, I couldn't put my bongoes down. Great job, great book...? -- (Ricardo Portal, percussionist, Boston, Mass)
David Hassell
Thank-you for your Bongo Book It's excellent. -- (David Hassell, percussionist and author of Latin Grooves)
Gregg Hershberger
...[I] purchased bongos for my son for Christmas and couldn't find anything on bongos, until I read a review in Modern Drummer. ..Please pass my regards to Mr.Salloum. His book is both informative and a pleasure to study. Thanks again for your support of this little known instrument? -- (Gregg Hershberger,Waynesboro, Penn.)
Danny Frankel
very thorough and inspirational ...I especially like the bossa-nova rhythm using the left hand positions... thanks for writing that book? -- (Danny Frankel , percussionist , Los Angeles,CA)
Nathan Ehrlich
The interviews are worth the price of the book alone. -- (Dr. Nathan Ehrlich, Maui HI)

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