By kevin | April 23, 2008
This is part of the Percussion Fundamental Series of Posts – Its intended as basic information for general music teachers – Its not trying to put a point of view or an indepth look!
“Bongo Drums” are the term that are often given to any drum that is played by the hands, however in the strictest musical terminology this is incorrect.
Bongo Drums are really just the small, shallow PAIR of drums that are played by the hands. They are usually played with Just the fingertips. They are always sold in pairs.
Conga Drums are deep shelled, and have a curved outside. They are played with the full hands, and use a combination of playing techniques to get different sounds.
Conga Drums are usually played in pairs, however sometimes they are played in groups of three or four drums, or they can even be played as a single drum by themselves.
Both drums originate from Cuba, and play an important role in a lot of Latin American Music.subscribe to my RSS feed!