Left foot clave - 3-beat patterns in 4/4, over a 2-3 son clave

Alain Rieder

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It's part of a warm-up that I wrote and that I'm working on as well.
I play 3-beat patterns in 4/4 with the hands, over a 2-3 son clave played by the left foot and a tumbao played on the bass drum.
I wouldn't play this as it is in a musical situation, but I see it as an exercise comparable to a scale, so to speak.
Try to follow the clave, whatever happens on top, it's fun!

This is actually an advanced application of the concepts developed in my new drum book in project, Melodic Possibilities.
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