This book is designed to take your soloing ability from 0 to 90 MPH on the quinto, conga drum, bongo or timbales while mastering the clave rhythm at the same time. It is rich with authentic phrasing. Volume 2 has much to offer for beginners and veterans alike. The book will widened your soloing horizons, and is something you will continually refer back to for ideas and inspiration. You will enjoy learning many of these unique and interesting flavors
This teaching method brings together two different learning approaches for Afro-Cuban Drumming. The first approach is to learn by way of reading written notation; the second is to learn solely by listening and feeling. Three types of Afro-Cuban syncopated expressions are transcribed in this book: Quinto Ride, Quinto Phrase, and Quinto Solo. The helpful companion CDs allows one to hear these expressions ensuring proper comprehension of the concepts taught in this lesson.
Clifford Brooks has been drumming ever since he was 6 years old. It all started when he was standing at "Parade Rest" during a monthly battalion ceremony at Harding Military Academy. Feeling quite alone and homesick he wondered how he would cope in this very unforgiving environment. Suddenly he heard a profound sound. It was the musical attack of the marching snare drum pounding out the most beautiful sound he had ever heard. The marching band was drawing closer and closer, and Cliff could hardly contain his emotions. Something awesome was about to reveal itself that would change his life forever. When he laid his eyes upon the instrument that produced such a euphoric sound he knew he would have to learn to play it one day.
A few years later Cliff found himself focused in the art of trap drumming, and every time he would hear someone playing a "trap set" in the neighborhood, he would peek into the windows of the house where the drummer was playing. Just looking at any "Trap Drums" was an overwhelmingly joyful experience. As a child, Cliff was greatly influenced by Motown and later on by "funk music." Eventually he learned to read music enough to be a snare drummer in two different high school marching bands. In 1966 he discovered conga drums and enjoyed playing with the park drummers during the Griffith Park "love-ins." It was not until 1973 that he developed a real interest in playing Latin percussion.
Cliff met Rolito Soto, the premier Bongosero of the Cuban music group, Rumbavana, in 1982. Rolito taught concepts for playing bongo and thanks to his constant support and friendship, Cliff learned to play with "sabor." In 1985 Cliff moved to San Francisco where he met his wife of 13 years to date. Cliff, and his wife Judith Justiz, who brought Afro-Cuban folkloric dance to the Bay Area, have been working together as a team since 1987 doing performances, dance classes and workshops. At this point Cliff started an intensive study of the Cuban box drum called "Cajon" using the actual licks from some of the most exceptional quinteros in Cuba. For the next 2 years he developed both a written and audio combination method to practice the Cajon "licks." This method made it easy for him to understand Cuban drumming language.
Since 1988 Cliff has studied privately with many master drummers in Cuba such as Mario Jauregui, Windo, Ventura, and "El Mellizo." Master drummer Regino Jimenez has also been exceptional in his generous teaching and support.
In the process of learning to play the drum known as the Quinto, Cliff was influenced by the musicians Jesus Alfonso, Pancho Quinto, windo, and Pedro Orta.
Cliff has studied Rumba, Changui, Bongo, Bata, Palo, Yuka, Makuta, Bembe, Yesa, Comparsa, Gaga, Conga de Santiago, Vodu, Paca, Dengue, Guiro, Evo, Congolaje, Guiro, Afrekete, Ebioso, and others.
Cliff has been invited to play many Rumbas during his yearly visits to Cuba. In 1989 Judith and Cliff formed the Afro-Cuban dance group, Raices Afrocubanas. They currently teach in Berkeley California.
Afro Cuban Chops
...Afro Cuban Conga Drum improvisation site for rumba or salsa
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Descrizione libro Mel Bay Publications, Inc., 2005. Sheet music. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0786668873
Descrizione libro Mel Bay Publications, Inc. 2005-03, 2005. Sheet music. Condizione libro: New. 0786668873. Codice libro della libreria 684633
Descrizione libro Mel Bay Publications, Inc. SHEET MUSIC. Condizione libro: New. 0786668873 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.3178920