Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Page o' coordination: Rumba clave - hands only

Page of exercises for coordinating the left hand with rumba clave played with the right. It's not pure independence practice in the abstract— most of the patterns are related to the clave rhythm in a specific way. Some of them are actual performance patterns.

Use whatever sounds you like; RH could be played on the shell or rim of the floor tom, or on a jam block, or on the hihat. Short, dry sounds are preferred. Listen to some rumba so we have some basis in musical reality. Play the left hand as rim clicks on the snare drum, or move it around the drums while varying the accents and articulations— use rim shots, dead strokes, whatever.

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