Video Lesson: Clave and Cascara

Here are two patterns that go great together. The patterns will change hands in the second measure of each example.

First, set up any three or four instruments, such as three congas or a set of timbales with a Jam Block and cowbell. In this case, play the right hand on the mambo bell and the left hand on the large drum. Switch the left hand to the jam block and the right hand to the small or high-pitched drum on the second bar. Repeat back and forth.