Tuesdays 4:45 - 6:15 pm 7/11 - 8/15 (6 weeks)
|Department||Drums and Percussion|
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.