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Is having more congas overrated?

Postby mrhands » Mon Mar 28, 2016 1:48 am

So I just bought 2 galaxy fibreglass congas to add to my 2 patatos and i'm trying to play them all together. Maybe its just my lack of experience on 4 drums, or jumping from 2 right into 4, but i'm finding that its not as fun as I thought it would be. Maybe I should work on 3 and add the 4rth one when im ready? i want to start getting into bata rhythms which are usually played on 3 drums anywAys right so maybe a 4th drum isnt even necessary. What do you guys think?
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Re: Is having more congas overrated?

Postby jorge » Mon Mar 28, 2016 1:43 pm

Who do you listen to playing 4 congas?
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Re: Is having more congas overrated?

Postby mrhands » Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:26 pm

jorge wrote:Who do you listen to playing 4 congas?


Samuel Torres, Patato, some Hidalgo. There aren't many. I've also seen Anga play 4 drums.
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Re: Is having more congas overrated?

Postby mrhands » Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:28 pm

And Raul. Or , played at least 4 drums.
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Re: Is having more congas overrated?

Postby jorge » Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:45 am

Check out Joaquin Pozo on 4 congas.

Mami da me mantecado
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBfnyR3LnCc

Listen to how he rocks a 4 drum tumbao, and his solos are really musical. There are also bata playing in part of the song, but he is playing 4 congas here.
Perico no llores mas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIPZYF3w0HI

He is a master of mozambique, playing 4 congas, he goes into his 4 drum tumbao for most of the song but check out the mozambique feel in his solo
Daysi baila mozambique
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-bS4mYT0_E

A nice slow song that is easier to follow (relatively speaking!), afinque, great groove, check out how he uses all 4 drums and stays in clave in his solos.
Envidia por dentro
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdzK-RDCahc

And just to show you he is not cheating and overdubbing the conga parts
Live at Subrosa
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bqYEnwf18A
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Re: Is having more congas overrated?

Postby Chtimulato » Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:51 pm

Hi.

Orlando Poléo also plays on three or four congas : https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=orlando+poleo
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