Salsa (14 Videos)

The rhythmic center of a salsa band is the conga drum part, known as “tumbao”. All the other instruments in the band fit inside this pattern, much as the drum set part anchors a rock 'n roll band, or the ride cymbal of the drummer in a jazz band provides the swing. In this section we'll show you the basic pattern, and then demonstrate how you can develop and amplify it as the music becomes more complex.