Course DescriptionAfro-Latin music's distinctive percussion sound is the conga; percussionists may perform with just about anyone! Students will understand the Puerto Rican bomba and plena and the fundamental Cuban tumbao pattern utilized in son or salsa (including cha cha and mambo). Harper will loan djembes to all students who register for the course.
Lesson 1. Intro to the program
What will students be doing for eight weeks
Each student will receive a djembe
Lesson 2. Introduction to Congas and Interactive using djembes, other students clapping, and maintaining tempo
Lesson 3. How to maintain a djembe
Lesson 4. Djembe intervals
Lesson 5. Detune heads
Lesson 6. Djembe Sounds and Techniques
Lesson 7. Open Tone, Closed Tone, Open Slap and Closed Slap
Lesson 8. Open Tone, Closed Tone, Open Slap and Closed Slap
Lesson 9. Bass Tone, Heel Stroke, Toe Stroke, and touch
Lesson 10. Warm-up Exercises
Lesson 11. Coordination Exercises (pic of the band)
Lesson 12. Permutation - (Lesson 7,8, 9) Tone, Slap, Mute, Bass
Lesson 13. Warm-up Exercises
Lesson 14. Coordination Exercises -Syncopation using other instruments with the conga
Lesson 15. Coordination Exercises-Syncopation using other instruments with the conga
Lesson 16. Mano Secreta-technique
Lesson 17. Rhythm and patterns
Lesson 18. Traditional rhythms
Lesson 19: Traditional rhythms
Lesson 20. Salsa, Hip-Hop and Pop
Lesson 21. Salsa, Hip-Hop and Pop
Lesson 22. Playing with clave
Lesson 23. Rhythms with clave
Lesson 24. Playing as a group
Students Showcase: Students will form a circle. Some will hold clave sticks, others tambourine, clapping hands to tempo through synchronization.
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