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Macho/Hembra commentary – 8074 – E

12 November, 2017 552 30 No Comments


Here you have a second exercise on the Bolero pattern. The great master Giovanni Hidalgo makes a very interesting commentary on the difference between the Macho and Hembra drums. This pattern is built on eighth notes. In it, you will use Hembra, “Martillo”, fingers, half palm and ghost beats.



First of all, remember the small one we call “Macho”; that means male. The other one we call “Hembra”; that means female, so you have both sides. And with that march that I was doing before, that’s for boleros, that was the first step, 1, 2, 3, 4….. With the only difference that I was starting on the up beat, not in the female, this time I was starting in the Macho. That’s why you hear 1, 2, 3,…


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