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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:45 pm
by papajembe
looking for a thread here re; gloves, pro/ badly do they affect tone and slap......thanks
(yea, gotta save the hands for the day job)

Re: gloves

PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:03 pm
by bongosnotbombs
Why not just get a pair of gloves and try it out for yourself?

Re: gloves

PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:53 pm
by JohnnyConga
1.oo wool gloves at Walgreens do it for me in the winter time for practicing...go to and type my name in Johnny Conga and look for my videos where Im using gloves...hope that helps...JC

Re: gloves

PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:49 pm
by Thomas Altmann
When I had batá lessons with Pancho Quinto, he came into my practice room in Hamburg, and it was winter in Germany. That was about the end of a one-week workshop tour in Europe, and his hands must have suffered quite a bit, so he kept his gloves on. He picked up my iyá and played a couple of strokes, and I swear the drum sounded at least as well as when I played it with my bare hands. And he had never played that particular drum before.

To see the sound in any instrument, or even any object, and to bring it out under any given circumstances, is a largely overlooked virtue of a true percussionist.