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Postby svinohryak » Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:58 pm

Hi everyone.
Is anyone here who play conga one hand while playing on cowbell or cymbal. Can you pleas explain right way to do it. Maybe there are some videos on youtube. I just can't find enough information.
Thank you in advance.
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Re: one handed playing

Postby vxla » Wed May 04, 2016 10:30 pm

I recommend you work on basic cascara in one hand and the slaps/open tones on one drum in a basic tumbao.

Here's a good example of something to work towards:

https://youtu.be/kaA10ox8GG0
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Re: one handed playing

Postby Chtimulato » Thu May 05, 2016 7:49 pm

You can also try clave or cáscara / palitos on one hand and the guaguancó on congas with the other hand. This, IMHO, helps to learn feeling the rhythm. Same with every abakuá drum part : clave with one hand and the drum part with the other one, etc.
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Re: one handed playing

Postby svinohryak » Mon May 16, 2016 6:45 am

So is it not so important to play all strokes of tumbao?
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Re: one handed playing

Postby Chtimulato » Mon May 16, 2016 8:32 am

IMHO, and as vxla said, it's more important to play the "sounding" strokes (slap and open tones) with the other hand playing something complementary (clave, cáscara, bell, ...). As I said, this will help you to feel the rhythm. If you play all the strokes (i.e. also palm and fingertips), you will get tired very quickly.
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Re: one handed playing

Postby svinohryak » Fri May 20, 2016 9:40 am

Thank you for your advices
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