Conga Technique, sound development, exercises

A place where discuss about secrets, tips and suggestions for practicing on congas and to improve your skill and technique ...

Conga Technique, sound development, exercises

Postby JohnnyConga » Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:42 am

http://youtu.be/LMPxRAY4954 Singles, doubles with 5 strokes- Tones and Slaps
User avatar
JohnnyConga
 
Posts: 3827
Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2001 7:58 pm
Location: Ft. Lauderdale,Fl/Miami

Re: Conga Technique, sound development, exercises

Postby Marcus » Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:25 pm

Johnny,

Very nice, I will practice that over the next few days.

thx, marcus
Marcus
 
Posts: 165
Joined: Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:06 pm
Location: Seattle

Re: Conga Technique, sound development, exercises

Postby JohnnyConga » Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:32 pm

http://youtu.be/yCrAWYjY4SQ try this out...take your time ...work for speed 'slowly'...
User avatar
JohnnyConga
 
Posts: 3827
Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2001 7:58 pm
Location: Ft. Lauderdale,Fl/Miami

Re: Conga Technique, sound development, exercises

Postby JohnnyConga » Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:27 pm

User avatar
JohnnyConga
 
Posts: 3827
Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2001 7:58 pm
Location: Ft. Lauderdale,Fl/Miami

Re: Conga Technique, sound development, exercises

Postby rhythmrhyme » Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:10 pm

Nice rolls and riff's Johnny!!

Do you have the hand pattern for the rumba clave slaps on top of the double rolls example you provided?

That would sound rippin' mixed in to a solo piece once a person got it up to speed!

RR
Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana
User avatar
rhythmrhyme
 
Posts: 325
Joined: Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:24 pm

Re: Conga Technique, sound development, exercises

Postby JohnnyConga » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:31 am

http://youtu.be/yCrAWYjY4SQ here is the Rumba clave with slaps..watch the left hand
User avatar
JohnnyConga
 
Posts: 3827
Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2001 7:58 pm
Location: Ft. Lauderdale,Fl/Miami

Re: Conga Technique, sound development, exercises

Postby JohnnyConga » Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:00 pm

Here is an 'rhythm exercise' using Heel of the hand and Tip of fingers, with fills...the basic feel is a 'triplet' with a 6/8 pulse...I change it up and do different things with my hands/and pattern...

the movement goes like this to start...
H Tip Tip H Tip Tip
R L R L L R REPEAT..... 1triplet 2triplet 3triplet 4triplet ..1

http://youtu.be/5tABX1Oo-2Q
User avatar
JohnnyConga
 
Posts: 3827
Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2001 7:58 pm
Location: Ft. Lauderdale,Fl/Miami

Re: Conga Technique, sound development, exercises

Postby JohnnyConga » Mon May 13, 2013 4:39 pm

Just warmin up!...available for 'private online lessons' and advanced techniques on the Conga drum...

http://youtu.be/1NroTJt0sJs hit me up at johnnyconga@live.com if interested ..Thank you....
User avatar
JohnnyConga
 
Posts: 3827
Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2001 7:58 pm
Location: Ft. Lauderdale,Fl/Miami

Re: Conga Technique, sound development, exercises

Postby Marcus » Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:27 pm

I incorporated the:

H T T H T T H T T H T T
r l r l l r

with:

H T T H T T H T T H T T
r r l l l r r r

and the rumba clave on my feet. Very difficult at first but after awhile one starts to hear the clave primarily and the hand pattern follows. Now just need to work on increasing speed.

thx, Johnny
Marcus
 
Posts: 165
Joined: Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:06 pm
Location: Seattle

Re: Conga Technique, sound development, exercises

Postby JohnnyConga » Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:21 pm

Hi Marcus and your Welcome!...i see your in Seattle too.. hit me up at johnnyconga@hotmail.com and lets get together...Tks..JC
User avatar
JohnnyConga
 
Posts: 3827
Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2001 7:58 pm
Location: Ft. Lauderdale,Fl/Miami

Re: Conga Technique, sound development, exercises

Postby Kaban » Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:32 am

Hey guys,

If you could only do one exercise for speed which would it be? If you could only do one exercise for sound development which would it be?

My sound development would be one JC should me, I still do it, and I concentrate on making clear tones; HT(R), HT(L), Slap(R), HT(L), HT(R), Slap(L)....in the second round, the slaps turn to open tones, then muffs; it grooves nicely.

My speed exercise would be paradiddles, R,L,RR,L,R,LL....first tone of para flips between open and slap.

What about you guys :?:

Godspeed, Kaban
User avatar
Kaban
 
Posts: 291
Joined: Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:24 am
Location: Chicago, IL

Re: Conga Technique, sound development, exercises

Postby KidCuba » Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:27 pm

For sound development, I use this exercise alot. Many people credit it to Changuito..

ht1.JPG


You can change the slap to other tones. I always perform the exercise to a metronome, and clave track. I keep the main pulse with my right foot.

I really don't work on speed.
Triple Pulse Conga Practice- http://www.larumbero.com
User avatar
KidCuba
 
Posts: 311
Joined: Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:06 am

Re: Conga Technique, sound development, exercises

Postby JohnnyConga » Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:30 pm

Interesting...why dont you work on speed?.... music is not at one tempo as we know...

here is some stuff for everyone to try out and work for speed as well what I call HEEL TIP DOUBLES/MAMI DADI'S

HTp HTp HTp HTp HTp HTp HTp HTp start out at about 60bpm and work your way to 120 bpm....
RR LL RR LL RR LL RR LL

HTp HTp TONE HTp HTp TONE HTp HTp TONE HTp HTp TONE
RR LL R LL RR L RR LL R LL RR L... then do Heel Tps to Slap then Heel Tps to Palm..then in combinations...and also always give equal time to the hands..2 to 5 minutes per exoercise per 'starting' hand..be it right or left... and have fun with it...
User avatar
JohnnyConga
 
Posts: 3827
Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2001 7:58 pm
Location: Ft. Lauderdale,Fl/Miami

Re: Conga Technique, sound development, exercises

Postby KidCuba » Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:48 pm

I have a limited time, unfortunately, to practice, so speed work gets left out.

I figure as my hand movements and tones improve, I can increase speed gradually and within the context of the clave.

That being said, I will try the exercise you posted. On your notation Johnny, does p refer to a "palm" tone and would this be different from a "bass"?

Thanks for sharing.
Triple Pulse Conga Practice- http://www.larumbero.com
User avatar
KidCuba
 
Posts: 311
Joined: Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:06 am

Re: Conga Technique, sound development, exercises

Postby JohnnyConga » Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:29 pm

yes P is for Palm of the hand..it becomes a 'bass palm' when the drum is lifted and struck with the palm...palm strike is not a tone, just a movement... here is a Changuito mano secreto hand movement...

P Tp Tp P Tp repeat....... then reverse it Tp Tp P Tp P repeat.... also done with both hands seperately, and then together ... these are 5 strokes...
1 2 3 4 5 ps...this is done with the Palm of the hand not the Heel of the hand, so how u 'lift' the hand from the Tips is important. also the hand stays on the drum at the wrist for the Tips
User avatar
JohnnyConga
 
Posts: 3827
Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2001 7:58 pm
Location: Ft. Lauderdale,Fl/Miami

Next

Return to Congas Technique, Rhythms and Exercises

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


cron