Afro-Cuban Rhythms for Drumset

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Frank Malabe
Bob Weiner

General Info

Year: 1990
Edition: 1st Edition
Publisher: Alfred
Cost: Book Cost - $0.00   |   Supplemental Books - $0.00



Chapter I: Foreward
Chapter II: Acknowledgements
Chapter III: Introduction
Chapter IV: Afro-Cuban 6/8 Feel - Bembe
Chapter V: Clave
Chapter VI: Palito Patterns and Cascara
Chapter VII: Bell Patterns
Chapter VIII: Guaguanco
Chapter IX: Conga
Chapter X: Mozambique
Chapter XI: Songo
Chapter XII: Merengue
Chapter XIII: Two patterns by Frank Malabe
Chapter XIV: Medley of Playing Examples


Student Reviews

This book is a medley of wonderful information. Regarding both playing styles, as well as historical information. Every musical example assessed in this book is given a detailed historical account. As each new style of playing is assessed, each instrument that is crucial to the style is given, before a groove that can fit into the drumset style of playing, the singular instrument(s) are given their own mini-section over how to play it. That way, the player can make their own decision about which instrument to replicate in the groove they’ll be playing. The author also includes pictures showing how to play the instruments as well as several pictures of traditional bands playing their respective styles. At the end of the book, the glossary includes a list of definitions along with the phonetics and a definition. Review by Trevor Landreth


Additional Study Materials

Works for Percussion by this Author

Malabe, Frank, and Bob Weiner. Afro-Cuban Rhythms for Drumset. Van Nuys, CA: Alfred Music Pub., 1990.

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