[JPL] For Jae, re-Oye Como Va

Arturo arturo893 at qwest.net
Mon Oct 23 12:01:42 EDT 2006


Jae Asked <<<< And last question my friend.....on "Oye Como Va,"   is that
three two or two three clave? >>>


I almost forgot to answer your question, so as it is said, better late than
never. Oye Como Va is in 2-3 clave, start to finish. As you know some songs
can switch clave during its rendition but in this case it stays 2/3 all the
way through. Even for experienced Latin musicians clave can be a bear to
stick with or find. Some of the best percussionists have told they have to
wood shed and go back to the basics on ocassion to keep their clave chops in
order. Then there's the age-old debate in Afro-Caribbean Latino dance
music-salsa that will never be solved when it comes to dancing, on the one
or on the 2???????????

Arturo



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