Hal Leonard
Hal Leonard Tutorial

Modern Conga Techniques

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6 Videos | Length: 31min 48sec
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  • Introduction 2:25


    In this first video, we are introduced to our hosts Roberto Quintero and Willy Torres and are treated to an opening jam.

  • The Basics Pt. 1 5:31

    The Basics Pt. 1

    Next, we learn the basics of the conga drum including history, names of different size drums, and different playing techniques.

  • The Basics Pt. 2 4:16

    The Basics Pt. 2

    Here we continue with basics and go over time signatures and playing to the clave.

  • Advanced Patterns 5:10

    Advanced Patterns

    In this video, we are shown different rhythmic patterns such as the caballo and songo.

  • Modern Salsa Pt. 1 9:38

    Modern Salsa Pt. 1

    Next we are shown patterns used in modern salsa and are played different examples.

  • Modern Salsa Pt. 2 & Final Thoughts 4:48

    Modern Salsa Pt. 2 & Final Thoughts

    In this last video, we finish the discussion on modern salsa and are given final thoughts and one more jam.

Product Overview

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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