Learn how to play a bass tone on the conga from the musicians at Wula Drum in this Howcast video.
I’m going to show you how to play the bass tone on the conga. The conga. It is played with the whole of your hand, the whole palm of your hand touching the center of the drum like this. Watch me, really relaxed; other hand; or you can do two together.
You want to relax when you’re playing the conga, like any other instrument. So even though it’s physical, you want to play with a certain feeling of movement, like this, the bass note. So if you were playing a lot of them, they sound like this. So that was a tone that I played after the bass. So again, the bass. And that is how you play the bass note on the conga.