Conga Drumming

Tuesdays 4:45 - 6:15 pm 7/11 - 8/15 (6 weeks)

Conga Drumming
Age Adult
Event Type Class
Department Drums and Percussion
Day Tue
Instructor Omar Ledezma
Status inperson event

This course is perfect for those interested in learning the fundamentals of playing the conga drum. Learn essential techniques for tone, slap, palm/fingers hand combination exercises, and playing basic fun grooves along to tracks. Open to all.

Topics covered include:

• Setting up and tuning drums
• How to hold the conga drum
• Rhythm and timing
• Simple Caribbean rhythms 
• Basic hand movements and combinations 
• How to play along with tracks

Students will play along with music in class. By the end of the course, students will have a solid conga technique, and the ability to play basic sounds and grooves including Salsa, Merengue, Bomba, Plena and Cumbia.