Conga Basics | Open & Muffle Tones

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The Goal: To play the Open & Muffle tones on the conga

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

Tone #1 – Open
Tone #2 – Muffle

Open 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.

Muffle 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.