fast mambo


Senior Member
hi all ,

i was recently given a pice to sightread and it was entitled nova mambo , it was written in cut common time and really up tempo , does anyone have any cool rhythms that they use for mambos at this speed as the trad mambo doesnt really work due to the speed of the piece.



Platinum Member
There's a simplified beat here that might work for part of the piece. For the main groove you can strip out as many notes as you need from your standard mambo to keep it from bogging down— I'd lose any multiple hits with the right hand, and maybe square off any awkward syncopations. If you're routinely playing the & of 2 on the bass drum, you could just play downbeats (or 1 and 3) lightly instead.