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Luis Conte Percussion Lessons

  • Basic Percussion
  • Intermediate Percussion
  • Advanced Percussion

Core Lessons: Basic Percussion

  • Introduction to Basic Level Percussion
  • Conga Posture
  • Tuning the Congas
  • Hand Position
  • Conga - Different Types of Sound
  • Conga - Heel / Toe Exercise
  • Intro to Clave
  • Son Clave
  • Clave on Congas
  • Basic Tumbao
  • Tumbao Variations - Part 1
  • Tumbao Variations - Part 2
  • Tumbao Variations - Part 3
  • Combining Tumbao Variations
  • Single Strokes
  • Triplet Exercise 1
  • Triplet Exercise 2
  • Double Strokes
  • Bongo Posture
  • Tuning the Bongos
  • Bongo Hand Positions
  • Bongo Exercises
  • Basic Martillo
  • Timbales Posture
  • Timbales - Set Up & Tuning
  • Timbales - Stick Holding
  • Timbales - Old and New Style
  • Timbales - Basic Cha-Cha
  • Timbales - Cha-Cha Variation
  • Timbales - Abanico
  • Timbales - Cha-Cha Exercise
  • Guiro - Types of Sounds
  • Guiro - Patterns
  • Guiro - Exercise
  • Maracas - Types of Sounds
  • Maracas - Patterns
  • How to Hold the Shekere
  • Shekere - Pattern 1 & 2
  • Shaker Types
  • Shaker - Clave Patterns
  • Tambourine - Types & Sounds
  • Tambourine Patterns - Shuffle
  • Tambourine Patterns - 16th Note & Variations
  • Cajon - Types of Sounds
  • Cajon - Rumba Flamenca & 6/8
  • Cajon - Pop Groove

Core Lessons: Intermediate Percussion

  • Yambu - Clave
  • Guaguancó
  • Guaguancó - Tumba / Salidor
  • Guaguancó - Tres Golpes
  • Guaguancó - Tumba / Tres Golpes Combination
  • Guaguancó - Guagua
  • Columbia - Pattern & Clave
  • Columbia - Tumba
  • Columbia - Segunda
  • Columbia - Guagua
  • Columbia - Combination
  • 6/8 Bembe - Cowbell
  • 6/8 Bembe - Congas
  • 6/8 Bembe - Shekere
  • Conte Combo - Independence Exercise #1
  • Conte Combo - Independence Exercise #2
  • Conte Combo - Independence Exercise #3 (Cha-Cha)
  • Son Montuno - Congas
  • Son Montuno - Bongos
  • Son Montuno - Maracas
  • Cha Cha - Congas
  • Cha Cha - Guiro
  • Salsa - Congas
  • Salsa - Bongos
  • Salsa - Timbales
  • Salsa - Timbales Performance
  • Salsa - Maracas
  • Bolero - Congas
  • Bolero - Bongos
  • Bolero - Timbales
  • Bolero - Maracas
  • Merengue / Tambora
  • Merengue - Congas
  • Merengue - Guayo
  • Merengue - Cowbell
  • Merengue - Timbales
  • Mozambique - Congas
  • Mozambique - Timbales
  • Songo - Congas
  • Songo - Guiro

Core Lessons: Advanced Percussion

  • Introduction to Advanced Level Percussion
  • Three Congas: Variation 1
  • Three Congas: Variation 2
  • Three Congas: Variation 3
  • Soloing: Using Beats to Lean On
  • Soloing: Using Beats to Lean On - Performance
  • Soloing: Using Form of Song
  • Soloing: Orchestrating the Solo
  • Shuffle: Congas
  • Shuffle: Timbales
  • Shuffle: Tambourine and Shaker
  • Shuffle: Tambourine and Shaker - Performance
  • Shuffle: Tambourine Variations
  • Shuffle: Tambourine Variations - Performance
  • Technopop: Explained
  • Technopop: Timbales
  • Samba: Explained
  • Samba: Congas - Performance
  • Samba: Shakers
  • Samba: Pandeiro
  • Samba: Agogô
  • Samba: Tambourim

Luis's Reviews

      • "I'm excited about learning from Luis Conte, I've been wanting some formal teaching for a while, and when I saw this school in one of the drum magazines I was ecstatic."sirfish

      About Luis

      Luis Conte is unquestionably one of the most respected and prolific percussionists in contemporary music. And now he's passing on his talent through his online percussion lessons with ArtistWorks.

      Known for flawless technique and an unparalleled ability to seamlessly incorporate Latin percussion and world drumming into popular music, Conte’s resume includes Madonna, James Taylor, Phil Collins, Eric Clapton and Ray Charles among many others. In addition, Conte received a Grammy for “Best Contemporary Jazz Performance” for his performance on the Pat Metheny Group’s 2006 release, We Live Here (Nonesuch Records).

      A native of Santiago, Cuba, Conte attributes his love of music to his Cuban roots. Conte’s online percussion lessons include a diverse array of percussion instruments such as cajon, the congas, timbales, bongos, clave, cowbell, shakers, maracas, pandeiros, and guiro among others. Conte even demonstrates how nontraditional items (like a pair of spurs he picked up from Home Depot) can become a musical instrument. In addition to Latin and World rhythms, Conte teaches a plethora of percussion styles including Hip-Hop, Electronica, Jazz, Reggae and much more.

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