The Quinto Ride or Quinto Lock, is what we call a ‘solo ride’ or solo phrase that locks you into the melody of the other drums. It’s a question and answer phrase that is used in the rumba family of Afro Cuban folkloric rhythms. It consists of four small phrases that are chained together and used as a framework to solo from. The solo interacts with the dancer, singer, and the actual melody that the other players are creating on drums and percussion. You can hear this phrase distinctly on many rumba CDs.
In the lesson, Michael shows you how to play the quinto ride with the rumba clave, with another player playing a two drum Guagunanco/Yambu, and by itself. Going in and out of the rumba is also covered. Michael is showing two different ways to play it. The first pattern is even-handed, or what is commonly known as hand over hand. The second pattern is the traditional hand pattern, for advanced players or adventurous beginners, and uses a heel tip or ‘shuffle’ on the left hand.
Rumba Quinto for Beginners
Duration: 15:30 minutes
File size: 83 MB
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