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Bass Lines With Jaime Vazquez: El Cumbanchero Part II

Meet Jaime Vazquez –

Hello Bass Players… Hope you’re grooving a lot!

Last month we played and studied the Intro and Section A of my version of “El Cumbanchero” by Rafael Hernandez. This month, we’re going to practice the Section B and the Bass Solo. During Section B, I’m playing the melodies in the low register and adding bass fills at the end of every phrase to give it a sense groove. Forthe bass fills, I’m using the F natural minor scale on the 1st phrase. For the 2nd phrase, I’m playing the G Phrygian mode with a major 7th. Also, you have 16 bars for soloing over a Cm7 chord. Amazing! Remember! Practice the song slowly and then increase the speed!

Enjoy and keep practicing!



  1. Jossy

    November 4, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Ufffff! La segunda frase si que esta bien dificil para tocar…

  2. Jaime David Vazquez Troche

    Jaime David Vazquez Troche

    November 4, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Don’t worry! Be patience and practice! 😉

  3. Sheila Romero

    November 5, 2010 at 9:37 am

    Bendiciones chico, el mejor bajista de Puerto Ricoooo

  4. Jose Vega

    November 7, 2010 at 11:33 am

    Rafael Hernandez is a legend.
    Thanks for the transcription Mr. Cumbanchero!

  5. Ray

    November 11, 2010 at 10:16 am

    Very interesting arrangements. Hope to jam with you someday.
    Your ideas are very melodic. The bass is singing.
    Keep the great work!

  6. Maria Alejandra

    November 14, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Definitivamente mi bajista de Puerto Rico! Orgullo Boricua! Adelante siempre y gracias por siempre compartir tu conocimiento y experiencia.

  7. Dulce Maria

    November 14, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Saludos! Sigue adelante cosechando mas exitos!

  8. David

    November 27, 2010 at 6:34 am

    Latin bass rules! But this is an amazing bass line.

  9. Mariaya

    December 21, 2010 at 6:19 am

    Saludos! Tuve la oportunidad de verte tocar El Cumbanchero y me encanto como te queda ese tema en vivo! Exito siempre!

  10. Daniel

    February 6, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    El cumbanchero! Tremendo tema y tremenda linea de bajo! Retante!

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