Conga Basics | Bass & Slap Tones

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The Goal: To play the Bass & Slap tones on the Conga

In this lesson we are looking at the next two tones of the four basic conga tones:

Tone #1 – Bass
Tone #2 – Slap

Bass Tone

The open tone is created by keeping your fingers together, thumb on the side, your hand flat and hit against the rim of the drum. A slight bounce back.

Slap Tone

The open tone is created by keeping your fingers together, thumb on the side, your hand flat and hit against the rim of the drum. A slight bounce back.