This book approaches bongo playing in a very user-friendly way. It is a must for all students who wish to learn the basic styles, patterns, and techniques from world-renowned artist/teacher Richie Gajate-Garcia. This package contains two CDs with Richie performing all the exercises and includes play-along tracks to practice with. Styles include Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican, pop/rock, funk, and R&B, along with a section on school jazz band use. This is a complete study of the bongo drum and should be fun for all who use it. Also includes an in-depth study of all basic hand percussion instruments such as shaker, bells, cabasa, triangle, tamborine, maracas, and more.