Things to help you get started, and to help practice new patterns/basics, skills, and breaks.
You can play along with these tracks, but you could also download them to your mp3 player, or burn them to a CD.
These are tracks to play along with. Just like a metronome, they keep the beat, with a louder click every 4th beat. Some are fast, some slow.
Find the best speed to practice patterns/basics and breaks. Note that the clicks are 1/4 notes.
More tracks to play along with at various speeds. Click tracks plus a surdo. Note that the clicks are 1/8th notes.
This PDf has the son (or 2-3) clave, the Rumba clave, and the Bossa Nova clave. It has the music, but also examples you can listen to - just click on the boxes at the left of the music in the document.
Note that the clicks on these 2 samples are 1/16th notes.