Latin for Drummies #05 Embelleshing Candombe on Drums

Candombe is the heritage of enslaved Africans in the Rio de la Plata area. Originally it was played with four drums made of barrels and leather as the drumhead. Nowadays, it comes with three handmade drums, but… how do you play Candombe on your drum set?.

We have developed our first Candombe pattern:

How about some variations to our ostinato?

Ostinato variations

Here you have one for each pulse:

1st pulse:

2nd pulse:

3rd pulse:

4th pulse:

You can combine these variations in order to embellish the original ostinato.

Here you have one using the first and fourth pulse variation: