Call and Response
Papa Jo and the music of his day were rich with examples of call and response. If you go to 2:15 in the wonderful video above you can see Papa Jo really having fun with this idea by having the two sides of his body talk to each other.



The following exercise from my forthcoming book "Melodic Syncopation" is designed to help you start to cultivate this technique in your own playing. 

Before you start the following exercise be sure to listen to the recording of "Cubano Chant"  above to memorize and internalize the melody.

Papa Jo #2: The Melody with Straight Eighth Notes and Alternating Sticking

Papa Jo #2

In an earlier post I showed an example of me playing my own improvised response which you can check out for more clarification.




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