Music Specialists Maitland was established in Maitland in 2005 and has been proudly serving the local community for the past 15 years.

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Bongo drums are a popular percussion instrument of African origin. They are played by striking the edge with one hand and one stick held in the other. The key to playing bongos is to get the correct timing involved; therefore, you must get used to hearing them before your eyes can get into it.


How to play bongo drums?

There is no correct way to play bongo drums. As with any musical instrument, the only ways to learn to play are by listening to other people play, copying them, and practicing.


Where are bongo drums from?

The first bongos originated in Africa. The exact origin is not known, but they have been used for at least several thousand years by various cultures throughout the continent.