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How Many Conga Rhythms?
This is a sort of fun question. Consider playing a snare drum in a drumset. If we divide a measure of 4/4 music into 1/8th notes, in our box notation we will have 8 boxes to fill. Since generally a snare...
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Conga Notation
BOX NOTATION We will be using what has become more or less a standard "tablature" notation for hand-drums. A measure or two of the rhythmic pattern is divided into boxes where each box represents an eighth...
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Conga Slap, Bass and Open Tone
Conga Tones The expressiveness of hand-drums comes from the ability to get a wide variety of sounds according to the manner in which the hands strike the head. The following is no substitute for being...
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