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About the author:
Dr. Gregory Jackson is a well-recognized percussionist, composer, educator, and author. He is a multi-faceted percussion specialist in many areas including orchestral, jazz, marching, chamber, and the world music traditions of Cuba, Japan, West Africa, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Peru, Brazil, Switzerland, and Middle Eastern countries.
Dr. Jackson has published several books sold worldwide including Congas Full Circle for world percussion, Phenom: The Excellence of Execution for snare drum, and the percussion method book The Synergy Method for Drumming. Greg also has several recordings, including his debut CD is for solo marimba, Darkest Hour, two instructional percussion DVDs titled Congas Decoded and Elements of Synergy, and two percussion CDs, Osmosis and Conga Fantasy. Top authorities in percussion have proclaimed that Jackson's works are filling a void in the percussion community that is often not addressed.
Dr. Jackson performs regularly across the country on a regular basis as well as presenting percussion masterclasses. In the Percussive Arts Society International Collegiate Snare Competition, he placed in the top 10 four consecutive years and top 4 two years. As an educator, Greg served as a consultant to three Drum Corps International Individuals Champions in 2004, 2005, and 2007 as well as the 2006 Percussive Arts Society International Competition Collegiate Champion. Jackson is planning an upcoming trip to Japan for performances and extensive research on Japanese Taiko traditions.
Greg has performed with numerous artists including Tito Puente Jr., Son Caliente, Nancy Zeltsman, Michael Burritt, Tomas Cruz, and Bob Mintzer of the Yellow Jackets. He has regular bi-weekly performances with the bands Basic Element and Low Voltage. Jackson proudly endorses Remo Inc., Pearl Percussion, and Pro-mark sticks and mallets.

Legendary Op. 44

The First Book of Conga Solos Ever Published

Authored by Dr. Greg Jackson

"Legendary, Op. 44" is a collection of conga solos composed by best selling author Dr. Greg Jackson. This is the first book of solo literature ever published for the instrument. Each solo uses traditional music notation, as well as indications for which hand is recommended to play a certain drum. The different sounds are also thoroughly notated for each piece for those who are new to reading music. "Legendary" features 13 pieces for 2 to 5 congas and incorporates some traditional marchas, as well as newer forms such as timba. Each piece is designed for concert performance settings, or for the conguero in need of a solo during a song break. This book is also an excellent study tool for learning to design your own solos in a band type of setting.

Level: Beginner to Professional

Publication Date:
1461055148 / 9781461055143
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8" x 10"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Music / Musical Instruments / Percussion

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