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Jazz Bass Lessons: Electric Bass: Play Along: Cha Cha

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[MUSIC]
Okay, this is a basic Cha Cha.
There's some lessons,
we talk about the clave I believe
in some of the other lessons from
the acoustic bass part of the school.
The clave is a rhythm
that goes along with many
Afri-Cuban derivative rhythms,
and they come from it.
And in this case, we're gonna deal with,
you're gonna be thinking about a two,
three son clave what they call.
A two, three son clave,
all that means is if you're going one,
two, three, four, one,
[NOISE] [NOISE] [NOISE] [NOISE] [NOISE].
So there's two beats in the first bar and
three in the second bar.
One, two, three and then one, two, three.
I'm saying beats two and
three in the first bar.
So you have two clicks in the first bar,
one, [NOISE] [NOISE].
And the second bar, [NOISE] [NOISE] one.
[NOISE] Listen to the conga pattern.
Listen to the guero.
The one that goes [NOISE].
All these things are really
important to listen to.
And the timbales.
And just enjoy it.
There's a lot of recordings
you can go to for this.
Sometimes, the ones that were done in the
70s by the Fania All Stars in New York.
There's old Cuban records where you
can hear these rhythms obviously,
that are great.
Cachao the great Latin bass player.
Any Paul Merri records,
all kinds of records where they access.
Tito Puente, if you want to hear
some great cha cha records.
Just check them out.
Here we go, basic cha cha.
[MUSIC]