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Conga lab 2 (Afrocuban Conga rhythms)
An intermediate to advanced conga course, focus on learning more advanced conga concepts.
3 Afrocuban rhythms. Each rhythm presented step by step. Advanced technique • The left foot clave • Guaguanco rhythm ( for 1 & 2 players ) • Bembe rhythm • Rumba Columbia rhythm • Rhythms for 1 and 2 congas
( Video, audio & notation for each exercise )
Available formats: online / download / cdrom
| Delivery method: online + correspondence.
Course materials: All course materials are provided
Student support: Yes
Study time: Self-paced
Pre-requisites: None / Study 2 to 4 hours a week (for 10 weeks)
Enrolment dates: Enrol anytime - start now!
Test: Online test after completing the course.
Diploma: Yes (Must complete test satisfactory)
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|Course overview :
- 10 lessons
- 60 conga exercises, video presentations, conga notation and audio loop
- Live stream video - fast download
Each video example is shown in 3 video formats :
1) video loop ( each conga exercise played in a non-stop video loop )
2 ) 3 to 5 min. video presentation, live playing, played step by step and at different speed
3) video livestream - fast download
Conga technique - ex. manoteo, slap, open tones :
We will start this course with a technique lesson for the congas. The technique exercises presented in the first 2 lessons develop the use of the following tones :
- O = Open tone
- H = Bass tone
- T = Tip of the fingers
- S = Slap
Contents - lesson 1:
Ex. 1) Manoteo exercises with both hands
Ex. 2) 3 manoteo exercises on 2 drums
Ex. 3) Triplets - tones O/S
Ex. 4) Triplets - tones O/S on 2 drums
Conga technique 2 - ( O/S/H ) :
Lesson 2 continues with technique exercises on both congas, and both hands. We will play triplets using combinations of the tones O/S/B & H/T/S.
Contents - lesson 2 :
Ex. 1: Triplets - O/S/B ( 2 hands, 2 drums )
Ex. 2: Triplets - H/T/S ( 2 hands, 2 drums )
Rumba clave, left foot independence :
In this lesson we will use a foot pedal to play the clave ( on bell ) with the left foot. The left foot plays rumba clave, while playing various exercises with the hands on the congas.
Contens - lesson 3 :
Ex. 1) rumba clave - 3 independence exercises, the left foot playing rumba clave and hands playing congas.
Guaguanco, salidor pattern 1 & 2 :
In this lesson we will study the first part of the guaguanco rhythm. The guaguanco is a traditional afrocuban rhythm that is played on 3 drums ( quinto, conga and tumba ). We will see how to play this rhythm step by step ( on 1 conga, lesson 4 and 5 ) and 2 congas ( lesson 6 ). In lesson 4 we will analyze the first part ( or entrance on the salidor ), this is how the guaguanco starts ( the rhythm starts with the salidor pattern played on the tumba, large conga drum ).
Contents - lesson 4 :
Ej. 1) Salidor pattern 1
Ej. 2) Salidor pattern 1 + rumba clave with left foot
Ej. 3) Salidor pattern 2 ( playing salidor pattern 1 and changing to salidor pattern 2 )
Ej. 4) Salidor pattern 2 + rumba clave
Guaguanco, tres golpes pattern :
In this lesson we will play the tres golpes pattern. This pattern is the second pattern to enter the guaguanco rhythm ( enters afther the salidor pattern 2 ).
Contents - lesson 5 :
Ex. 1 ) Tres golpes pattern ( advanced )
Ex. 2 ) Tres golpes pattern ( intermediate )
Ex. 3 ) Tres golpes pattern + rumba clave
Guaguanco, on 2 drums :
In this lesson we will study the guaguanco rhythm played on 2 conga drums ( quinto or small drum ) and conga ( mid drum ). We will play variations of the guaguanco on 2 drums using different tone combinations with left and right hand ( also see lesson 7 ).
Contents - lesson 6 :
Ex. 1) The basic guaguanco on 2 drums ( basic approach ) Ex. 2) The basic guaguanco on 2 drums, adding the left foot rumba clave
Guaguanco, variations :
In this lesson we will see the use the 2 congas. We will play the tumbao on 2 congas ( quinto and conga ).
Contents - lesson 7 :
Ex. 1) 7 variations for playing guaguanco on 2 conga drums
Guaguanco, 3 sections :
In this lesson we practice 2 exercises that are totally different. In ex. 1 we show the guaguanco in 3 sections, starting with the intro salidor and moving to the pattern on 2 congas, incl. the rumba clave .
In ex. 2 the guaguanco is played by 2 persons, a two part rhythm.
Contents - lesson 8 :
Ex. 1) Guaguanco - 3 sections
Ex. 2) Guaguanco for 2 players
Rumba columbia rhythm, 6/8 :
In this lesson we study the rumba columbia rhythm, on 1 and 2 drums. We will also adapt this rhythm for 2 players.
Contents - lesson 9 :
Ex. 1 ) Columbia - ptrn.1 ( low drum - conga )
Ex. 2 ) Columbia - ptrn.2 ( hi drum - quinto )
Ex. 3 ) Columbia adapted on 2 drums
Ex. 4 ) Columbia for 2 players
Bembe rhythm, 6/8 :
In this lesson we study the bembe rhythm, on 1 and 2 drums. We also see how to adapt this rhythm for 2 players.
Content - class 10:
Ex. 1) Bembe - hi drum part ( quinto )
Ex 2) Bembe - mid drum part ( conga )
Ex. 3) Bembe - low drum part ( tumba )
Ex. 4) Bembe - played on 2 drums ( quinto and conga )
Ex. 5) Bembe for 2 players
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