Today, we are fortunate to have an odd meter conga exercise by Los Angeles percussionist, composer and session player, Brad Dutz. These exercises will give the percussion student an opportunity to continue to work on a balanced sound while playing odd meters. Remember to practice each exercise beginning with both the left and right hands. Practice slowly and continue to work on clear tone production.

Brad Dutz Exercises

For more information about Brad Dutz, his hand percussion method book or the Brad Dutz Quartet, please visit his website.

What are your favorite conga exercises? Post them in the comments.

Originally posted on DrumChattr on September 2, 2010 by Dave Gerhart.

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Dave Gerhart

Dr. Dave Gerhart, Product Manager, Percussion for Yamaha Corporation of America and Lecturer of Percussion at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSU, Long Beach, is a nationally recognized performer, composer, and educator. Dr. Gerhart, originally from Fairfield, California, holds a D.M.A. from the University of Southern California, M.M. in Percussion Performance and Instrumental Conducting and a B.M. in Music Education from California State University, Long Beach.
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