How to Play a Slap Tone on the Conga

Learn how to play a slap tone on the conga from the musicians at Wula Drum in this Howcast video.

I’m going to show you how to play the slap tone on the conga. It involves using the tips of your fingers to the center of the conga, like this.

And don’t feel bad if it doesn’t sound so good at first. You will compensate when you learn how to increase your notes and their qualities, like this.

You’re actually stopping the note. And, to tell you another big secret there are two slaps on the conga.

The closed slap, like this.

And the open slap, like this.

The closed slap, like this.

The open slap, like this.

So, I’m going to play a few for you. You listen. I hope you enjoy.

And that is how you play the slap on the conga.