Learn to Play Conga Drums: 7 Basic Sounds for Beginners

21 thoughts on “Learn to Play Conga Drums: 7 Basic Sounds for Beginners”

  1. Thanks for this awesome instructional video. Just bought my first set of Pearl Primero congas. 10", 11", 6" & 7". I see alot of conga players don't use stands and place conga drums on wood or hard floor. Does this create a better tone than the congas being in the air attached to stands and having an open bottom?

  2. Excellent lesson. I am an intermediate player that learned by ear so having some tangible techniques is going to help me get better. Gracias!

  3. Best basic conga hand technique video on Youtube! I watched this over and over to get started on congas. Thank you!

  4. Excellent introduction to the instrument! Calm, intelligent, comprehensive but not overwhelming. He conveys a sincere joy about sharing his knowledge/experience (especially of what beginners should avoid doing). Will be recommending to many.

  5. Si sos uruguayo, porque todo en inglés??? Eso no me gusta, tendrías que explicar todo en español…es un instrumento puramente latino,y no me parece que tengas que explicar en inglés…te lo digo de muy buena onda

  6. Hi Papi! Question, I see lots of "music machines or beat boxes" for every other instrument sell but none for congas or bongos. I want to be able to play ALONG with some jams but have the percussion muted if that makes sense. I want to be able to add my conga beats into the music to record and playback, sing with, etc..There has got to be some tracks or an electronic music machine to help accomplish this. Any Ideas?

  7. Got an early Christmas gift of 2 congas and a set of bongos. This will be a first for me that I wanted to learn for years and years. Thank you for this!!

  8. Palm/finger is the proper anatomical words to use.
    Heel/toe if we play with our feet.
    You are the first teacher to even mention that you don’t like the Heel /toe instruction because it can confuse the student.
    Thank you so much for posting these fine instructional videos.

  9. This is the best and most thorough conga tutorial on the internet. EXCELLENT. Thank you. It even tells you what angle to hold your hands.

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