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How to Play a Shuffle on the Conga

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


I'm going to show you how to play the shuffle pattern on the conga also known as the heel tip or heel toe pattern. This heel tip, or shuffle, or heel toe pattern is a way to play a lot of notes along with the rhythm of the music and actually make the music a bit more exciting. Listen I'm going to play for you and hope you like it.

Now, I will explain you are placing your palm and the tip of your hand in an alternating fashion in the rhythm of whatever music or exercise you're doing. Like this.

If you want to increase your speed you just try a little harder. Like this.

So if you add in both hands it will sound like this, starting slow.

That is how you play the shuffle, heel toe, or heel tip pattern.

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