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SpanishEnglishStudy - Clave Changes - Conclusion

If there’s enough interest in this kind of information, we’ll continue the clave analysis series as we cover the rest of Charanga Habanera’s CD’s. E-mail your questions, comments and corrections to kevin@timba.com.

NOTE ON LISTENING TO AUDIO FILES: If you have difficulty hearing the examples, just search www.google.com for WinAmp and install it. There are versions for both Mac. By changing the setting you can make one example stop as soon as you click on next.

NOTES ON THE AUDIO EXAMPLES:
audio examples 1, 2, 3, & 4: first you hear the bell on the downbeats for 4 beats, then the clave with the bell twice, and then finally just the clave twice.
audio example 5: pays the 2:3 standard campana pattern twice alone and twice with the clave
audio example 6: gives you a 4 beat countoff and then plays the 2:3 "2nd gear" campana pattern twice by itself and twice with 2:3 rumba clave
audio example 7: plays the 2:3 conga pattern twice alone and twice with 2:3 rumba clave
audio example 8: plays 2:3 son clave twice, and then the old-fashioned standard 2:3 piano pattern 4 times
audio example 9: plays 3:2 son clave twice, and then the old-fashioned standard 3:2 piano pattern 4 times
audio example 10: plays 2:3 rumba clave once, then the piano tumbao, then the bass tumbao[this song is on "Pa’ Que Se Entere La Habana" on Magic Records]
audio example 11: plays 3:2 rumba clave once, then the piano tumbao to Hey You, Loca, from the album of the same name, and then the bass tumbao is added in
audio example 12: plays 2:3 cásara twice by itself and twice with 2:3 rumba clave
audio example 13: plays 2:3 contracampana twice by itself and twice with 2:3 rumba clave
audio example 14: give you a 4 beat countoff, then the left hand of the "Changuito" double bell pattern two times, then 2:3 rumba clave is added for 2 repetitions and finally the standard campana pattern is added. Drummers like Changuito and Samuel Formell will play the two bell patterns simultaneously
audio example 15: plays the most typical 2:3 kick/snare pattern against 2:3 rumba clave
audio example 16: plays 3:2 rumba clave with the "backbeat" kick drum pattern used very frequently by Charanga Habanera. The kick pattern itself is the same on both sides of the clave.
audio examples 17 & 18: are from "Me Sube La Fiebre" from the album "Love Fever", by Charanga Habanera on Milan Latino Records
audio example 19: is from "Para el Llanto" from the album "Love Fever", by Charanga Habanera on Milan Latino Records.
audio examples 20, 21, & 22: is from "Me Sube la Fiebre" from the album "Love Fever", by Charanga Habanera on Milan Latino Records.

audio example 23, 24, 25,
& 28: are from "Extraños Ateos" from the album "Love Fever", by Charanga Habanera on Milan Latino Records.
audio example 26 & 27: are MIDI files which demonstrate how a section of "Extraños Ateos" can be heard in either clave.
audio examples 29 & 30: are from "Para el Llanto" from the album "Love Fever", by Charanga Habanera on Milan Latino Records.
audio example 31: is from "Te Necesito" from the album "Love Fever", by Charanga Habanera on Milan Latino Records.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR CLAVE GURUS: Rebeca Mauleón-Santana, Juan Carlos González, Majela Serrano, Curtis Lanoue, Mike Racette, Raúl Valdés, Alberto Centelles, César Díaz, and Zeno.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011, 03:31 AM