Bomba
Puerto Rico (in 4/4)


Low
 
S - - O - O O -
S - - O O O O -
Middle 1
 
B - - S B O O -
B - - S B O O -
Middle 2
 
S - - S - O O -
S - - S - O O -
High
 
B O O O B - - S
B O O O B - - S
3 Drum
Low  
- - - - O - O -
- - - - O - O -
High  
- O O O - - - -
- O O O - - - -
Mid  
B - - S - O O -
B - - S - O O -
Clave
 
C - - C - - C -
C - - C - - C -
Bell
 
X - X - X X - X
- X X - X X - X
A popular social music and dance from Puerto Rico. The four beat pattern is played on squat drums called bombas with accent on beat four.



Symbol Key
B = Bass
O = Open Tone
S = Slap
  H = Heel (palm)
T = Toe (fingers)
M = Muff (muffled tone)
  C = Clave
X = Bell
P = Palitos (stick)
Play underlined notes with your 'strong' hand.




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