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Variations in toms and cascara with the floor-tom – 3015 – E

12 November, 2017 663 37 No Comments


This video consists of an exercise with a different combination for the rhythms called Latin Jazz “Mambo” on Cymbal, Snare, Bass Drum, hihat and introduction of the Toms in the pattern. 1st line: Left hand plays different Cáscara “C” on the Cymbal. 2nd line: Right hand plays Snare and variations on the Toms. 3rd line: Bass Drum plays “Tumbao” 2nd Eighth Note of the 2nd beat. Hihat on all Quarter notes of the bar.



There are different ways to play Latin jazz. A lot of people are concerned about when to play cáscara, when to go to the cymbal, when to go to the cowbell. We can play the cáscara on the side of the tom, at the beginning of the tune, then we can go to the cymbal and, on the bridge, we can go back to the cáscara on the piano solo. So, we decide when we are going to switch, but the main thing is to keep the same pattern. Don’t worry about playing different patterns when you go from the side of the tom to the bell of cymbal or just the cymbal. The essence is the same, more or less, so don’t worry about that. So, I’m going to play this pattern that we can play to Latin jazz and I’m going to switch from the side of the tom to the bell of the cymbal. One, two, three, four…


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