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Rumba Clave In 4/4 and 12/8 – 3002 – E

12 November, 2017 417 12 No Comments

Description

This video has two exercises with the explanation of the Claves and its evolution in 4×4 and 12×8. 1st line: left hand plays sixteenth notes on hihat. 2nd line: right hand plays Clave in 4×4. 1st line: left hand plays Eighth Note Triplets on hihat. 2nd line: right hand plays Clave in 4×4.

 

Commentary:

The Rumba Clave is a Cuban pattern with African roots. When the Africans were brought to Cuba, they brought a 12/8 feel and also a lot of patterns in this signature. Once they started moving to the urban areas and they started to assimilate the European culture, this clave went to the 12/8 feel to the 4/4 or 2/4 feel. That’s why, sometimes, when you hear a percussionist improvising within the Rumba Clave, you can see how the percussionist is moving from the 12/8 feel to the 4/4 feel. So now, I’m going to demonstrate both feels for you to see the difference. But still, we’re playing the same Clave: Rumba Clave. One, two, three…

 
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