The Clave is a field of rhythmic activity and there are many ways to describe it.We just learned how the Clave fits into a field of 16 counts.
In the next set of lessons we’ll learn how the 5 Clave strokes fit into a cycle of 12 counts. This gives it a mysterious feeling.
We’ve just heard three different grooves of what is commonly known as “Four-Four” Clave. This rhythm is used in frequently in many forms of popular music.
The next three grooves cover the all-important and trance inducing “Twelve Bell” pattern which is commonly called “Six-Eight”, “Twelve-Eight”, or “Seis-por-Ocho”. Developing an embodied understanding of this pattern will help you with any further exploration in African music and many other forms of World music – including Jazz, Pop, Fusion, Reggae, and more.
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