This conga rhythm is fairly common in pop music, even some jazz and R&B funk. Some subtle variations are played throughout, and about half way through, hi-hat plays on beats 2 and 4.
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A 3-drum conga rhythm starts it off, with large cowbell coming in soon after, playing on 1&3 with the left foot, then the right foot comes in and plays 2/3 Son Clave. The rhythm evolves and changes while the 'time & Clave' remain steady all along. There is some soloing towards the end. (crank up volume if too quiet)
Starts with right hand cascara, then left hand bell pattern on guiro, then time on large cowbell, then 2/3 Son Clave on jam block. Time & Clave remain steady for whole piece. Similar to 'Time & Clave + Groove Variations', but a little slower, much longer and much more in depth. Sounds and instruments used: 4 congas, guiro, agogo bells, small cowbell, large cowbell, jam block, plus stick and scratcher on congas.
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Conga rhythm mostly based on 3-stroke ruffs (alternating lefty righty) using mostly standard conga techniques, moving around the 3 congas. Left foot keeps time (1&3) on large cowbell, while right foot plays 3/2 Son clave on medium-sized cowbell.
Right-handed conguero playing left-hand Tumbao, right-hand cascara, while keeping time (1&3) with left foot on large cowbell and 2/3 Son Clave with right foot on jam block. During 'six eight' parts, left foot plays 6/8 cascara while right foot plays clave substitution pattern. During conga solo, left foot keeps time on hi-hat and large cowbell.