COCHABAMBA

Difficulty:

  • tamb&repi: medium (they play the same, a variation of the “ragga”-snare)
  • aggogo: hard (but it kicks ass – if you feel lucky try clicking the bells between the (double)hits.)
  • snare: easy
  • surdos: medium/hard

About the tune

A very energetic tune, which sounds a lot like hip hop. Named after the city where social movements and direct action groups revoked the privatization of drinking water, this reference is also given in the sign (drinking out of an invisible cup).

For the surdos it might be quite hard to be in time. while they actually just have a few hits to play it’s important for them to be synchronized. try a memory-hook/phrase to sing along in order to remember, or just listen to the sound files until it really sticks in your head.

Aggogos and surdos are the ‘heart’ of this tune, try to have them as punctual as possible.

Breaks

Some breaks go for three bars (12 steps) so if one instrument plays along it’s much likely to get desynchronized.

  • In the ion lion zion break (or break 1) everyone plays the rhythm of the aggogo with only one tone.
  • in the bra break it’s the same rhythm, but this time the repi calls the four double-hits and the rest answers with two single-hits.
  • There’s also the cross-kicks, a break only for the surdos where they skip the beats in the middle of one bar. If nothing else is mentioned everyone else continues playing.

Notation

Sheet

Sounds

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other downloads

all soundfiles in OGG format