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JMP2204
March 16th, 2007, 03:16 AM
And it deserves its place in rock and roll history. But in our haste to appreciate its greatness, we have overlooked it's brother the claves.

At first you might be tempted to think the claves are only good for click tracks, and in Free's "All right now" it sounds deceptively simple. But during the lead break, that clave playing can only be described as percussive genius.

Johnny
March 16th, 2007, 03:45 AM
Obviously, "Magic Bus" is the clave extravaganza of all extravaganzas.

...and if I'm not mistaken, none of the claves actually play clave.

hrasco
March 16th, 2007, 04:09 AM
I have one but I can't get a sound out of it.

kwiksilver
March 16th, 2007, 04:58 AM
I have one but I can't get a sound out of it.

You probably have one of the silent models.

:Roll eyes:

jerryskid
March 16th, 2007, 05:26 AM
There's a nice Clav part in Supertramps "Logical Song" ....I think it makes the tune....

PRobb
March 16th, 2007, 05:31 AM
I have one but I can't get a sound out of it.

Perhaps because you need a pair?:Roll eyes:

jerryskid
March 16th, 2007, 05:32 AM
Perhaps because you need a pair?:Roll eyes:

hee hee.....:D

hrasco
March 16th, 2007, 06:05 AM
Yeah, I lost the other one. Thought it was for "Stereo".

Fulcrum
March 16th, 2007, 05:49 PM
I quite liked the clave in And I Love Her when I was young.

Joe Jackson's cover of Oh Well features rather an aggressive clave as well.

ggunn
March 16th, 2007, 09:07 PM
Perhaps because you need a pair?:Roll eyes:

What's the sound of one clave clopping?

Droolbucket
March 16th, 2007, 09:20 PM
What's the sound of one clave clopping?


*Swish*

Droolbucket

Spock
March 17th, 2007, 01:27 AM
I just added a set to my gig bag. They sit right next to the cowbell.

I get to use them on a song.