Introduction to Hand Percussion

Categories: Drums, Percussion
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Samuel will demonstrate many genres, rhythms and variations for hand percussion.

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What Will You Learn?

  • Learn the basic techniques.
  • Learn the Conga Tumbao.
  • Learn Basic Afro-Cuban Rhythms/Building The Salsa Groove.
  • Learn Modern Techniques.

Course Content

Basic Techniques
Samuel will introduce the basic techniques of hand percussion. Samuel will demonstrate sounds, slap techniques, and different hand combinations.

  • Sounds
  • The Slaps
  • Hand Combinations
  • Heel – Fingertip Combinations

The Conga Tumbao
Samuel will demonstrate the basics of Conga Tumbao and introduce multiple techniques and patterns when using one or more congas.

Basic Afro-Cuban Rhythms and Building The Salsa Groove
Samuel will demonstrate how to build a basic Salsa Groove, use patterns such as Martillo, cascara/shell, and play the güiro, maracas, bongo, and cowbell.

Other Afro-Cuban Grooves
Samuel will introduce the groove of Guaguancó and its variations. He will also demonstrate the style of Songo and how to play in 6/8 time.

Modern Techniques
Samuel demonstrates a variety of exercises to get you used to playing with more two or more congas. He will also demonstrate some basic improvisation techniques and talk about basic percussion setups.

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