How to Find the Clave by Using the Cowbell
Hello, everybody! This is the second video blog post from son y casino. In this one, we talk about how to find the clave during the montuno section of the song using the cowbell pattern. I hope it helps!
Recommended readings in case some of the things said in the video do not make sense or are confusing:
On the distinction between the introduction and the montuno:
On the difference between the 3-2 clave and 2-3 clave:
Once you’re done watching the above video, this following video shows what I explained above. From 3:20 to 4:20 you have a minute-long frame showing the cowbell and clave players, and you can see what I was explaining above.
In more modern music, it is a little harder to hear so clearly the cowbell pattern, so if you want to practice, I suggest you listen to older music (60s, 70s), just to get the hang of it.