Drumming 101 with Miguel – Cascara with 3-2 Rumba Clave

Que Pasa Everyone!!!

I have a fun and exciting beat to share with you today.  It’s another Afro-Cuban beat and it’s called the Cascara with a 3-2 Rumba Clave pattern.  In order to save time on the video I did not go into the full explanation as to what this beat is called or why.  However, for those of you with inquisitive minds…


The right hand is playing the Cascara pattern on the hi-hat.

The left hand is playing the 3-2 Rumba Clave pattern on the snare.


The full transcription of the drum set pattern together is as follows:



Just like every other pattern or groove that I teach you guys, try and make it your own in some way.  First take each limb and learn the rhythm that it is playing very slow.  As you become more comfortable with the pattern you can begin to explore new options with where your hands are playing the patterns and so much more.

I hope you all enjoy this episode of “Drumming 101 with Miguel” and I wish you all the best on your musical endeavors!

Miguel Monroy