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    Meinl Woodcraft Series Conga
    Meinl Woodcraft Series Conga
    Starting at $629.99
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    LP Classic II Series Conga with Chrome Hardware
    Starting at $334.99
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    $243.21
  3. Pearl Travel Conga with Case
    Pearl Travel Conga with Case
    $240.70
  4. Meinl VivaRhythm Boom Series 3-Piece Stackable Conga Set Pre-tuned Napa Heads
    $229.90
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    LP Galaxy Series Fiberglass Conga with Gold Hardware
    $675.99
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    $432.63
  6. LP Patato Conga
    LP Patato Conga
    $573.99
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    LP LPM198 Mini Tunable Wood Conga
    LP LPM198 Mini Tunable Wood Conga
    $49.99
  8. LP Natural Aspire Conga Set with Bongos and Stand
    $579.99
  9. LP Patato Conga
    LP Patato Conga
    $539.00
  10. Meinl Floatune Conga
    Meinl Floatune Conga
    Starting at $489.99
  11. LP Classic Top Tuning Conga
    LP Classic Top Tuning Conga
    $488.99
  12. LP Aspire Conga Set
    LP Aspire Conga Set
    $299.99
  13. LP Aspire Wood Conga
    LP Aspire Wood Conga
    $212.99
  14. LP Junior Wood Congas with Chrome Hardware and Stand
    $413.99
  15. Meinl Headliner Series 11 and 12 Inch Wood Conga Set with Basket Stands
    $419.99
  16. Pearl Primero Conga Set with Twin Stand
    $449.99
  17. LP City Conga Set with Stand
    LP City Conga Set with Stand
    $324.99
  18. Meinl Headliner Series 10 and 11 Inch Wood Conga Set with Basket Stands
    $349.99
  19. Toca Replacement Conga and Bongo Heads
    Toca Replacement Conga and Bongo Heads
    $34.99
  20. Meinl Luis Conte Artist Series Tumba
    Meinl Luis Conte Artist Series Tumba
    $319.99
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    Meinl Luis Conte Artist Series Conga
    Meinl Luis Conte Artist Series Conga
    $309.99
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    LP LPA650 Universal Basket Stand
    LP LPA650 Universal Basket Stand
    $64.99
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    LP WB2040 World Beat Caribe Conga
    LP WB2040 World Beat Caribe Conga
    $147.86
  24. LP Matador Puerto Rican Flag Conga
    Starting at $422.74
  25. Toca TP-TRC Conga Tension Hook For Elite Series
    $6.99
  26. LP Santana Abraxas Mini Conga
    LP Santana Abraxas Mini Conga
    $71.99
  27. LP Aspire Conga
    LP Aspire Conga
    $198.99
  28. LP Aspire Conga
    LP Aspire Conga
    $195.99
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    $172.47
  29. Meinl VivaRhythm Boom Series Conga Pre-tuned Napa Head
    Starting at $69.90
  30. Meinl VivaRhythm Boom Series Conga Pre-tuned Synthetic Head
    Starting at $69.90
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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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