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Etymology and Alternative Spellings
Types of Drums
- The Supertumba can be as large as 14 inches across (35.5 cm).
- The Tumba is typically 12 to 12.5 inches across (30.5 to 31.8 cm).
- The Conga is typically 11.5 to 12 inches across (29.2 to 30.5 cm).
- The Quinto is typically around 11 inches across (about 28 cm).
- The Requinto can be smaller than 10 inches across (24.8 cm).
- The Ricardo can be as small as 9 inches across (22.9 cm). Since this drum is typically played while hanging from a shoulder strap, it is considerably shorter and narrower than a traditional conga.
Sticks, Mallets, Beaters