Monday, April 21, 2014

Son clave basic coordination

Here's a companion piece to our page of Rumba clave coordination, this time using Son clave. The format is basically same: the first patterns are logical, and the later ones build a few common Afro-Cuban bell patterns. The main exercises are for the hands only.

Once you can play down the entire page at a moderate tempo, repeating each exercise several times, I would find a Salsa/Afro-Cuban recording you like, not too fast, and play the exercises along with it.

On the second page there are several basic patterns for the feet, which you can add individually, and then in combinations after the hands-only exercises are grooving. There are also a couple of alternate left hand parts if you want to run the main exercises again with your left foot playing clave.

Get the pdf


Alessandro Serrao said...

First of all, I wanna thank you for the magnificent blog.
It's a real treasure.

Todd Bishop said...

Thanks Alessandro! I appreciate it, man!