Download Afro Cuban drum beats pdf
This lesson drum sheet dedicated to Afro Cuban rhythms, contains some Afro Cuban traditional rhythms,
particularly difficult for the hands and feet independence.
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Introduction to the drum lesson: Afro Cuban drum beats
The basis of Afro Cuban rhythms is always a combination of various percussion sets (congas, timbales, bongo) that, together with electric or acoustic bass, set the typical Salsa sound.
In the drum sheet of this lesson we present some drums-translated Afro Cuban rhythms: Cascara, Songo, Guaguanco, Mozambique and Cha Cha.
The bass drum strokes follow the bass pattern, the "Tumbao", which is rhythmically similar in many Afro Cuban and Latin rhythms.
The reference rhythmic figure for drums and all the instruments is called Clave (key).
Son Clave is a two bar pattern in cutted time, that we find in many Afro Cuban and Latin rhythms.
These two bars can be order reversed forming Son Clave 3-2 or Son Clave 2-3.
Rumba Clave differs from Son Clave in just one note position.
Also Rumba Clave is a two bar pattern in cutted time that can be order reversed, forming Rumba Clave 3-2 or Rumba Clave 2-3.
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This drum lesson dedicated to Afro Cuban beats is a part of the published advanced drum lessons.
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