By Kalani. Book & CD set (Subtitle: Everything You Need to Know to Start Playing Now!) A general guide for anyone who wants to learn to tune, set up, play, and care for the congas. While there is some information included on the traditions, musicians, bands, and cultures of the conga drums, this book is more student-oriented, focusing on contemporary aspects and uses as they pertain to the reader. The book includes the history and background of the congas, tuning and drum care, playing techniques, rhythm patterns, and a play-along enhanced CD. The enhanced CD may be played as an audio CD, or used with a PC or Mac to show video clips of all the techniques and rhythms in the book. 43 pages.