Featured Book: Techniques and Basic Patterns for Congas, Timbales, and Bongos by Rolando Morales-Matos
This comprehensive Latin percussion book, written by expert Rolando Morales-Matos (Bachovich January Composer of the Month), is a must-have for all students. Working through this Latin percussion Bible provides the equivalent of a year of private instruction on each instrument. The book has already received rave reviews:
Techniques and Basic Patterns for Congas Timbales, and Bongos is exactly what I had been waiting for all these years: a comprehensive approach for those coming into the study of Latin percussion from someone who "gets it". No one better in the world to put out this book than this superb artist who understands how the mind of a classically-trained percussionist really works in relation to these instruments! Congratulations and THANK YOU for this fabulous pedagogical tool!
~ Fernando Meza (University of Minnesota).
Included with the book are 2 CDs, full of audio samples of the exercises and patterns to help in mastering congas, timbales, and bongos. For more reviews and audio samples, click HERE.