Piano – Rhythm and Groove Charts
Learn how to play a Salsa (Conga) Piano Rhythm
This video teaches a basic salsa rhythm progression using the Em7 and D7 chords. This is the same rhythm pattern used in “Conga“, written by Enrique Garcia and made popular by Gloria Esteban and the Miami Sound Machine. “Conga“ was released in 1985 is considered to be Gloria Esteban’s signature song. The rhythm pattern spans two bars with a syncopated rhythm alternating between the three-note triads and adding the dominant 7th. Enjoy!
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Play the chords in the first inversions in your right hand. Play the root of each chord in your left hand.
Play the chords in all inversions in your right hand. Experiment with left hand bass lines using the notes of each chord.
Experiment by improvising using different scales in the right hand. The E minor pentatonic scale is a great scale to work with.
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