Looking for bomba tutorials

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Looking for bomba tutorials

Postby Miguel7 » Fri Dec 24, 2010 1:43 am

Hi again everyone,

Does anyone know where I can find out more about how to play the bomba (specifically the "sicá") rhythm on congas? I have seen ppl do it (and many "tutorials" on youtube where guys just show off lol) but no clear lessons or tutorials where someone tells you "how" or at least slows down long enough 4u 2 hear it.

Here's what I kinda hear:

H S H O-H O O _

Where the "H" is a heel / bass sound, the "S" is a slap and the "O's" are open tones on the tumbadora. Note that there are only seven notes here and the "_" at the end is where I just don't seem to hear anything :P

Also, I heard that bomba is supposedly played by 3 different drummers. It would be really nice to learn the role of each, especially if I ever get with other players and need 2 know what my drum's supposed 2b doing.

Thanks in advance :)
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