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Instruments > Drums/Percussion > Percussion with Luis Conte

with Luis Conte

Luis Conte has created an extensive repository of world percussion lessons. Students in the percussion course have unlimited access to a collection of guided, high quality percussion lessons and an extensive library of play-along tracks.

 Latin percussion styles  Soloing exercises

What You'll Learn

This lesson library contains everything you need to improve your percussion skills. You'll receive top quality latin percussion lessons from beginner to advanced skill levels. Learn at your own pace and connect with a worldwide community of music lovers to discuss your progress. This is the only place online to access percussion mastery of this level.

About Luis Conte

Grammy®-winning Cuban musician Luis Conte is one of the most respected and prolific percussionists in contemporary music. 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. He is a master of percussion instruments such as the cajon, congas, timbales, bongos, clave, cowbell, shakers, maracas, pandeiros, and guiro. In addition to Latin and World rhythms, Luis teaches Hip-Hop, Electronica, Jazz, Reggae and many other styles. ArtistWorks opened the world percussion lesson library in 2012.

Latin Percussion 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
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

Intermediate Percussion

Yambu - Clave
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

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

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What's In This Plan

  • Unlimited Access to Lessons
  • Music Theory Workshop
  • Worldwide Community of Music Lovers
  • 100s of percussion lessons at your own pace
  • All levels and styles of playing welcome
  • Slow Motion & Looping on videos

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