In this lesson we will look at the Son clave
rhythms. The clave rhythms form the fundamental rhythmic
counterpoint for all Latin American grooves. Other parts such as
Tumbao and Cascara are defined largely by which type of Clave rhythm
For each of the son, rumba, bossa nova, and Afro Cuban claves, there is a 3,2 and a 2,3 variation – 8 total.
3, 2 SON CLAVE
As you can see there are 3 hits in the first
bar, and only 2 in the second bar.
2, 3 SON CLAVE
To get a 2, 3 variation you simply swap the bars around. Now you have 2 hits in the first bar, 3 in the second..
|The Son Clave||Songo||Imitating TImbales|
|The Rhumba Clave||Reggae||Cuban Percussion Instruments|
|Basic Samba||Snare Samba - Part 1||Brazilian Percussion Instruments|
|Expanding Latin Beats||Snare Samba - Part 2||African - Bikutsi|