Basic Afro-Cuban Rhythms for Drum Set and Hand Percussion

Berklee Workshop Series

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  • Format: DVD
  • ISBN: 0-87639-030-0
  • SKU: 50448012
  • Publication Date: March 06, 2003

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Learn the classic rhythms of Afro-Cuban music with master percussionist and Berklee professor Ricardo Monzon.

In this Berklee Workshop, Monzon demonstrates the patterns and instruments that form the beating heart of the Afro-Cuban tradition, on clave, conga, timbale, bongo and guiro. You’ll play along as he starts slowly with the basic patterns, then increases the tempo with a number of variations. By the end, you’ll have a solid understanding of how to play and practice essential Afro-Cuban rhythms.

Running time: 55 minutes

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