In North America, the basic conga drum pattern used in popular music is called tumbao. Learn how to play 3 variations of the tumbao rhythm on conga drums in this free music video lesson.
Learn how to play the basic tumbao rhythm in this video lesson. The tumbao rhythm, or marcha, was traditionally played on only one before various artists started incorporating other congas.
Students will practice the seven sounds of the Conga Drum including the open tone, the bass tone or tono bajo, various slaps or tonos secos, and muff tones.