lesson we will look at Salsa & Songo. Salsa is a Cuban
style, that is made up of 3 main parts:
1) The Cascara pattern (traditionally played on the
side of a Timbale shell - Cascara means "shell")..
2) The Clave pattern that matches the Cascara
(either a 3, 2 or 2, 3 Son or Rhumba clave). Below
is the 3, 2 Rhumba..
3) The Tumbao pattern played on the bass drum..
All up, the Drumkit Salsa looks something like
Songo is similar to Salsa when
played on the drumkit, especially as far as playing
the Tumbao pattern on the bass drum. Let's look at a
basic Songo pattern..
These are the main phrase points of a Songo, from
here we can add extra notes to it as either ghost
notes or accents..