Here you have an explanation on the “Timbales”, their elements (cymbal, Cha-Cha and Mambo cowbells) and how to position yourself.
I am going to play Timbales, an instrument that I respect a lot. My major is the Conga/Bongos, and a little Timbales, because this is a great instrument like the master Tito Puente that is always with us, he will be with us always and like Willy Bobo and Rafael Cortijo, many of them, many, many of them. So we are going to start with the position that you have when you are going to play the cowbell or when you are going to play Cáscara, right? Or the cymbal. OK?