Plena
(La Plena Puertorriqueña)
Puerto Rico (in 4/4)


Lead
Hi  
- - - S - - O -
- - S - - - O -
Lo  
O - - - O - - -
O - - - O - - -
Plena developed in Ponce, Puerto Rico approximately 100 years ago. Plena is often called el periódico cantao, or “the sung newspaper,” because it comments on contemporary events, scandals, elections, and aspects of everyday life.



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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