Whether you are a lifelong player or just beginning to play, we have world percussion lessons that will improve your music skills quickly. Our beginner to advanced world percussion lessons cover everything from posture, basic percussion rhythms and common patterns through advanced percussion combinations & developing that all important groove. Popular world dance rhythms like salsa and merengue are demonstrated and taught. You'll find multi-camera lessons show you Luis's skills up close, so you don't miss an important move. We teach you everything you need to master these instruments: Congas, Bongos, Timbales and more! Each instrument has a beginner, intermediate and advanced level of percussion lessons. Occasional quizzes are included. Taught by multi-Grammy artist Luis Conte.
Meet Luis Conte and be introduced to the basics of world hand percussion
Learn to have the best congas posture
How to tune the congas
Learning to have the right hand position on congas. It's easy to play the congas incorrectly and hurt your hand. Luis teaches you how to play the congas with correct hand position.
How to make many different conga sounds are demonstrated and taught
This very common congas rhythm is important to master
Important points you should know about learning to play the congas!
How to play the clave
Learn to play the clave along with the conga
A new, basic conga rhythm or pattern.
Variations on the basic Tumbao pattern on conga
Adding more combinations to the tumbao pattern variations on conga
Learning single strokes on the conga in world percussion
Learn to play triplets on the congas
Master the triplet rhythm on Conga
Learn to play double strokes on the congas in world percussion
Learn the proper posture for playing bongos
How to tune the bongos
Important questions to understand about the bongos
Learn this important basic skill on Bongos: proper hand positioning
Learn better bongo skills and bongo technique with these exercises
An important, often used fundamental pattern for bongos, the Martillo
Learning the best posture for how to play the timbales
How to set up timbales and how to tune timbales
Learn how to hold timbale sticks
Learn the older and more updated styles of playing on timbale
Important concepts to play timbales
Learn this popular Cha-Cha dance rhythm on the timbale
Variations on the basic dance rhythm Cha-Cha on the timbale taught by Luis Conte
This important Albanico fill is used when the female dancer waves her "fan" (albanico) during a dance.
Master this important dance rhythm with these timbales exercises.
Move on to a more advanced time signature, 6/8 Bembe pattern on the congas
Learn the 6/8 Bembe on Shekere
Luis shows you how to play congas and cowbell at the same time with independent rhythms
Luis teaches the Son Montuno on the congas, a very popular dance and music in Cuba
You will learn the Son Montuno a popular dance and music in Cuba on the bongos
Luis builds on the basic Cha-Cha pattern on congas
You will learn the Salsa pattern, a product of various musical genres including Cuban, Spanish and North American music, on the Congas
The Salsa pattern is now taught on the bongos by Luis. Salsa on bongos.
You will learn the Salsa pattern, a product of various musical genres including Cuban, Spanish and North American jazz, on timbales. Learn to play salsa on timbales.
Luis Conte performs the salsa rhythm on timbales
You'll learn a new rhythm called Bolero to play on the congas
Learn the bolero pattern on the bongos
You will learn the Bolero pattern, a famous slow Latin/Cuban dance music
You will learn this Caribbean style of dance music on the Congas
Luis introduces the concepts being presented in the Advanced section of World Percussion
Variations on how to play 3 congas. How to play more than two congas.
Variations on how to play 3 congas
Variations on playing 3 congas
Learn which beats to lean on or accent to create an authentic sound on congas, timbales and bongos
Luis performs and demonstrates how to "lean" on specific beats to create an authentic Afro-Cuban/Latin sound on congas
How to take a solo on congas by using the form of a song
Building a musical solo on percussion
How to play the shuffle beat on the congas
Learning the shuffle beat on Timbales
Explanation of the Samba rhythm
How to play the samba rhythm on congas
Playing the samba rhythm on shakers
Each hand selected course on Udemy was chosen for its ability to teach important musical skills to players of all levels and ages. There's something here for everyone, no matter what your musical goals are. Each course was recorded by a celebrated professional musician. Some of them are principals in major orchestras in the US and some are Grammy® nominees or winners. All teachers are performance luminaries who want to teach the world to play music.