In this first video, we are introduced to our hosts Roberto Quintero and Willy Torres and are treated to an opening jam.
Next, we learn the basics of the conga drum including history, names of different size drums, and different playing techniques.
Here we continue with basics and go over time signatures and playing to the clave.
In this video, we are shown different rhythmic patterns such as the caballo and songo.
Next we are shown patterns used in modern salsa and are played different examples.
In this last video, we finish the discussion on modern salsa and are given final thoughts and one more jam.
In this Hal Leonard video tutorial series, learn the secrets to playing congas in modern Latin music! One of the most respected Latin percussionists on the scene today, Roberto Quintero discusses and demonstrates his masterful approach in these in-depth video tutorials.
Featuring full-band demos showcasing the hottest players in Latin music, you'll learn strokes and playing techniques for two and three congas, 3-2 and 2-3 clave in 4/4, 6/8 and polyrhythmic studies, tumbao patterns and rumba styles, cutting edge techniques and more!
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