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Each Instructional DVD includes: The Breaks (starting and stopping signals) Three Djembe Accompaniments for each rhythm Dundun / Songba / Kenkeni parts for each rhythm Ensemble Demonstration (slow and fast tempos)

Ensemble Demonstration w/ Solo (slow and fast tempos)

Special Features: History and cultural explanation of each rhythm Interview with M’bemba Bangoura Improvised Djembe solo by M’bemba Bangoura Improvised Djembe solo by Laurent Camara Improvised Balaphone solo by Famaro Dioubate Outtakes from the making of the DVD Magbana’s unrivaled DVD production features the legendary Laurent Camara – Honored as Guinea’s best drummer by the late Sekou Toure, and former second soloist for Guinea’s Ballet Djoliba and Les Ballets Africains. Also featured on the DVD is Famaro Dioubate from Guinea – a master of the Balaphone.

Filmed by Freemanic Productions in 1080 24p full HD. Sound digitally recorded & mastered by Peter Fand at The Hook Studio in Brooklyn, NY. Peter has extensive experience recording West African artists in NYC and for this project captured superior and authentic sounds of West African percussion.

$39.99

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Jacques Delecluse’s 12 Studies for Snare Drum is a fantastic collection of 12 etudes for snare drum designed to help students correct their technical and rhythmic inabilities, while creating a means of maintenance for the professional. If you wish to attain a perfect mastery of the roll and develop precision playing in both hands, Twelve Studies for Snare Drum is an essential addition to your studies.

Delecluse’s Douze Etudes have become standard material in the percussion world. The etudes are well suited for auditions as well as the recital hall. They are found on the list for auditions for many, many colleges and universities.

$34.99

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The purpose of this book is to lead the player visually and musically into the logic of odd rhythms and their various forms, so that they may apply this new knowledge to contemporary rock, jazz and Latin music.

$34.99

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The hand drummers bible. Designed for use with any style hand drum, this book contains rhythms for percussion ensembles and solo hand drummers. Two styles of easy to understand notation are used. Includes information on playing positions and how to create varied sounds on a vast array of ethnic percussion instruments. A companion CD is included with this book.

$32.99

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The second edition of the best-selling original Groove Essentials features a book and CD package with 53 brand new grooves and over 100 variations for intermediate to advanced players. Students will learn the difference between ghost and grace notes (while being encouraged to experiment with both in all six groove “families”) as well as important “go-to” grooves, like the Train and Bo-Diddley beats. For more advanced players and professionals, GE 2.0 introduces the concepts of groove construction, interpretation and manipulation- training drummers to think like musicians in order to maximize their full potential. The companion play-Along book and CD contain over 90 tracks, including every song from the DVD in their full-length versions, minus the drums; allowing drummers to expand their skills by playing any of the grooves with a band and recording themselves on audio or video (optional) to help facilitate the learning process. These tracks also supply a variety of fill-in and soloing opportunities to challenge advanced players. In addition, the book features Igoe’s extended “global tours” that will test even the most seasoned professional’s chops, creativity and stamina and, as a “first of its kind” bonus, there is a full-length orchestral play-along track designed to provide a taste of playing in a full orchestra, complete with multiple moving tempos, dynamics and feels!

$29.99

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Tommy Igoe brings his 25 years of teaching and playing experience to bear, creating the first DVD for beginner drummers! He takes you on a journey that starts with taking a brand new drum set out of the box and gets you started making music right away. Setting Up Your Drums! (Part 1) is dedicated to understanding your new drums. All of your drums and hardware, along with Tommy’s unique “Power Square” concept, are covered in detail. Start Playing! (Part 2) will get you playing and having fun right away. Tommy takes you through the basics of how to hold your sticks and how to use your pedals. He even brings out some young students to help demonstrate some great grooves and fills that you can play right away. Special DVD Features allow you to select Tommy playing each of the grooves super slowly so you can really take your time to work everything out. Play-along versions of each one are included, so that you can start jamming and making music right away! 140 minutes.

$29.99

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A complete method for learning to play lead steel drum. World-renowned steel drum artist Othello Molineaux has developed a concise method for the novice or experienced musician. Perfect for individual study or classroom use, this method comes complete with an accompaniment CD and a full-size practice poster.

$29.99

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Challenging, demanding, musical and fun! This collection of 19 snare drum solos by world-renowned virtuoso John Pratt, author of the legendary 14 Modern Contest Solos , will set a new standard for rudimental snare drum soloing. Includes performance notes from Pratt, plus a foreword by Robin Engelman.

$29.99

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This unique series is designed to show the beginning hand drummer a fun and creative approach to playing immediately. In Step One, Brad Dutz covers how to develop a good sense of the beat, how to produce drum tones, and how to play a rhythm. Step Two presents in-depth instructions on the proper techniques for producing a variety of tones and sounds. In addition to presenting exercises to develop technique, this program also includes authentic rhythmic patterns from several diverse world cultures. Special DVD features include interactive drums from around the world, performance applications of education, fanga rhythm and frame drum performance, and printable worksheets.

$29.99

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In Volume I, Tomasito reveals the timeĀ­-tested conga method which he himself studied with “Changuito” and other master congueros at the ENA conservatory in Havana. Volume I starts at the absolute beginning and is designed for the person who has never touched the congas, but is also of great value to the advanced player who wishes to understand the foundation and rudiments of the approach that has allowed the ENA and the other Havana conservatories to consistently turn out so many world class congueros each year.

Volume I begins with simple exercises to develop technique and systematically works its way through rudiments and recursos for use in solos and fills and basic rhythm patterns such as Salsa, Cha-Cha and Bolero. These are presented using the unique Step by Step DVD Method, which enables the student to learn the patterns by watching the DVD and imitating Tomasito as he builds the patterns stroke by stroke. This, combined with a special type of notation designed to be simple for those who don’t read music, results in a conga course that really works, rather than just another reference book to add to the bookshelf!

$29.99

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This unique series is designed to show the beginning hand drummer a fun and creative approach to playing immediately. In Step One, Brad Dutz covers how to develop a good sense of the beat, how to produce drum tones, and how to play a rhythm. Step Two presents in-depth instructions on the proper techniques for producing a variety of tones and sounds. In addition to presenting exercises to develop technique, this program also includes authentic rhythmic patterns from several diverse world cultures. Special DVD features include interactive drums from around the world, performance applications of education, fanga rhythm and frame drum performance, and printable worksheets.

$29.99

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Represents a new-generation play-along package and a quantum leap over anything else previously available in this vein with over 6 hours of music, including 47 grooves and feels from all over the world-most in two tempos-88 tracks in all, truly professional sketch charts and incisive text by Tommy. An interactive groove experience for all level drummers with rhythm tracks that feature some of New York City’s top musicians. Works in conjunction with the best-selling Grove Essentials DVD. For beginning drummers: simple rock beats with a real band feel; for intermediate drummers: syncopated, 16th-note grooves as well as jazz/swing feels; for advanced drummers: challenging world grooves, as well as jazz shuffles, jazz waltzes and R&B feels. Additionally, you’ll find 3 “Global Tour” tracks that are 15-minute journeys through all the grooves and feels you’ve learned. The CD features all of the rhythm tracks in MP3 format, so that they can be downloaded into your computer (MAC or PC) and moved to your iPod , or any portable MP3 player. The disc is also playable in all MP3-capable CD and DVD players.

$29.99

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