11.- Latin for Drummies – Hi hat independence playing Candombe in 3/4 on the Drum set
When we play the ostinato on the Ride cymbal, our hi hat-foot it´s free to play! Let´s check some possibilities:
Beside the popular concept of pulse, this is a very important element of Candombe.
In its traditional context each drummer plays standing and walk with his group on the street.
In order to coordinate the steps, you take the pulse as a reference and you make a step forward with one foot on beat one and three and the other foot comes along on beats 2 and 4
Applying this to our groove: