Giovanni Hidalgo explains the first steps on how to combine sounds on your congas.
And in combination, like base/muff .ok? A slap/muff ..ok? So you have many, many, many variations you can use the open slap . Like the base/slap right? And you use muff/Slap ok? Another one is open/slap, like we call “on the air” . That’s “In the air” because we leave the hand up…ok? So the combinations of the sounds, sounds like this open/slap, close/slap….. or vice versa, close/slap, open/slap….. right? So with the Tumbao, you combine all those with the Son Montuno with one Conga and it sounds like this, 1, 2, 3…….