Today we share with you this sax tutorial on cuban music with saxofonist Mathieu Aupitre. This is an overview to the Son Montuno music style, using typical phrases on the sax alto over a few chord progression examples.
The clave pattern:
The clave is a rhythmic pattern originated from Africa that is the backbone of many Cuban and Latin styles.
The sax phrases or "montunos" are based on the 2-3 son clave pattern.
Here is the score of the first montuno in this video tutorial: