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Download of Bongo Grooves for Beginners, Volume 3

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In this video, I show you how to play funky West African djembe grooves on bongos.  As in the other two videos in this series, each pattern is taught step-by-step, using a player’s eye view and a side view, at normal speed and in slow motion.  The grooves fit with all kinds of music, as you’ll see when I play them with my brother Rich Dworsky, the piano player on public radio’s A Prairie Home Companion.  And you’ll be able to play along, because I only play exactly what I've shown you how to play in the lessons. 

To show you how the grooves work in a more traditional context, I'm joined by master drummer Fode Seydou Bangoura on djembe.  When I play with Fode--one of the greatest djembe players in the world--you'll be able to play along too because--again--I only play what I've shown you how to play in the lessons. 

The video is 56 minutes long and includes a PDF file with simple charts of all the patterns. You can also get Volume 3 as part of the package deal for the complete Bongo Grooves for Beginners series--Volumes 1, 2, and 3--and save $15.