4.- Latin for Drummies – Candombe on drums
Remember that the drum set isn’t an instrument developed in this part of the continent so,
in order to play Candombe we’re gonna need to identify which elements of the traditional playing cannot escape from my interpretation.
First of all, let’s remember the drums, what they play and the relation with the “Madera” pattern and pulse.
Now we’re gonna identify one or two elements of each drum.
From the Chico drum, the accented note played with the hand in every second sixteenth note.
From the Piano drum, two different elements. First, the open-tone notes played with the stick that happens together with the second “Madera” note and between the fourth and fifth note
and the bass note played with the hand and the stick staying on the head together in the first and third pulse.
Finally from the Repique drum, two different elements.
First, the “Madera” pattern with all of it variations and the last hand-played note in the fourth pulse.