The first Bolero pattern, Exercise with two combinations that will show you the different steps to make with each hand, in order to be able to later work this pattern with eighth notes . In both, there is the Open, Slap beats . You only work with the Tumbadora, in order to understand step by step how to play this pattern.
In those days, you could listen to a conga player playing the Bolero like the same Tumbao of Guajira, Son Montuno, slow, slow, that’s why you play in this way, 1, 2, 1, 2, 3, 4…. The second step for Bolero 1, 2, 1, 2, 3, 4….