Cajon Samba Groove

It´s Friday, and I think this is a good time for a cool samba groove on the cajon. In the video I play a samba groove that I like quite a lot. The groove consists of three main parts. We have the classic bass drum samba pattern for our bass tone. We have another pattern for the slap tone, and finally we play the foot tambourine (optional) on beats 2 and 4. This is quite a bit different from what we have been doing so far, where all our patterns have been linear, or steady flows of either 8th or 16th notes. Now there are places with rests, and there are places where we have both a slap tone and a bass tone at the same time.

Here we can see the notation for each part, and then for the complete groove.

Do you have a specific groove or pattern that you would like me to cover here? If so please let me know and I will do my best to create a video on it.

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