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Part One: Fundamental Drills

How do your wrists feel? Does something ache? Need to update the body mechanics?

In the following videos, I disagree with some of what he says but his skills are to be respected.
Open Tone Drill
Bass Drill
Slap Drill
Heal/Finger Drill

 H   F   H   F   H   F   H F H F 
 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
 Play entire pattern with one hand. Repeat with the other hand.

Tumbao - Default pattern to play when Bolero feels slow.

Percussion Channel video

 H F S F H F O O
 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 :|
 L L R L L L R R       Music Source: Wikipedia

Beth5146 video

 H F S F H F O O                    H F S @ @ F O O
 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Repeat 3x then:    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
 L L R L L L R R                    L L R L L L R R

Tumbao Played with occasional variations

Key: Quinto

  H: Muffle - Heel of hand
  F: Muffle - Tip of hand
  S: Slap (Covered)
  O: Open

Conga

  @: Open Tone

Some amazing Tumabo Variants that I don't want to loose track of

Tumbao Variant FAST ~ For extra credit

First phrase good. Second not quite right:

 B F O F O F O O H F @ O @ @ O O
 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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