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Hello, everybody! This is the second video blog post from son y casino. In this one, we talk about how to find the clave during the montuno section of the song using the cowbell pattern. I hope it helps!

Recommended readings in case some of the things said in the video do not make sense or are confusing:

On the distinction between the introduction and the montuno:

SALSA OR TIMBA? THE CASE FOR SON

On the difference between the 3-2 clave and 2-3 clave:

CLAVE: 3-2 OR 2-3? UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCE AND ITS APPLICATIONS

Once you’re done watching the above video, this following video shows what I explained above. From 3:20 to 4:20 you have a minute-long frame showing the cowbell and clave players, and you can see what I was explaining above.

In more modern music, it is a little harder to hear so clearly the cowbell pattern, so…

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