Salsa Drum Lesson

Salsa was originally used in the 1970s to describe popular Cuban music such as son and mambo. Spanish for "hot sauce", salsa has evolved into a popular music style closely associated with the salsa dance. Salsa encompasses a range of music derived from son, rumba and mambo music, with a jazz influence.

While many Cuban rhythms are appropriate to play in salsa music, the salsa has come to describe a specific drum groove. It combines the cascara rhythm, usually played on the the side of the timbales, the son clave and the tumbao rhythm. The cascara pattern is played on the cowbell, ride cymbal bell, hi-hat or the side of the floor tom; the clave is played on the snare drum as cross-sticks and the tumbao rhythm is played on the bass drum. The hi-hat is added on two and four as with many Cuban drum set grooves.

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