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The Raul Rekow Signature Tumba roars with the intensity of a Bengal tiger! Awesome low-end presence and tone.
Features stylish chrome-plated hardware and includes height-adjustable stand. The attractive Siam oak shell is...
High-quality materials and great tone. Perfect for pros on a budget. Specially selected True Skin buffalo...
A very affordable conga set featuring all wood construction for authentic tropical sound.
High-quality rubber wood shells, hand-selected buffalo skin heads, and black power-coated rims produce a...
With the innovative MEINL Floatune tuning system, all mounting hardware is completely isolated from the shell....
The celebrated look of old school Gon Bops with drummer-friendly improvements. 12-1/4"-diameter Siam oak shell...
Classic wood conga from Latin Percussion. Standing players especially appreciate this conga.
A premium quinto with a traditional, Cuban-style shell for tonal variance and projection.
Designed to speak with authority, this 11-3/4" signature conga delivers traditional feel and clear tone enough...
Drums are one of the world's most versatile musical instruments, available in dozens of different varieties, each with its own sound. Some of the world's most distinctive drums, such as the conga and bongos, trace their roots to a combination of African and Spanish origins in the Caribbean. The conga drum has long been a staple of rumba, salsa, merengue and reggae, but its mellow, harmonic sound is gradually finding its way into other styles of music on the modern stage. Since conga drums can be tuned to different notes, a drummer with a set of congas and a deft hand can create entire melodies with percussion alone. Such "congueros" use various hand motions and striking positions on the head of each conga to produce different sounds, virtually becoming bands unto themselves. To take full advantage of the conga drum, start by mastering the five basic strokes with which it is played. Two of these involve striking with four fingers near the drum's edge: a quick tap produces a clear "open tone", while holding the fingers in place to muffle the sound creates a "muffled" or "mute tone". The "bass tone" makes use of the full palm, while the "touch tone" is produced with a light tap of the fingers or heel of the hand. The most challenging stroke is the "slap tone", which generates a loud, snappy sound. The combination of tuning and stroke technique makes the conga a highly variable drum. Play congas in a set to create full, rich, melodic rhythms—or play them as an accent to a traditional drum set, ready to come in at the right time to spice up a song. No matter how you choose to bring the conga into your personal playing style, it is a rewarding drum that adds outstanding character to any type of music.
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