Splitting Measures (3): The tumbao

Episode 3 shows how to play afro-cuban grooves. It introduces the tumbao (the main bass pattern) and its relation to the clave (a percussion pattern).

0:38 – Introduction: tumbao & clave
1:49 – Exercise 7: Simple tumbao: 332332
2:40 – Exercise 8: Salsa with a tie: 332_332
3:28 – Recommendations
3:48 – 4 versions of the clave
3:56 – Exercise 9: Salsa variation – 332:_332:
4:46 – A matter of notation

topics: rhythm, konnakol, tumbao, afro-cuban, clave, Latin music
Level: beginner
Instruments: for all instruments
Duration: approx. 5:55 min

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