Watch the 3-2 Clave online guitar lesson by Frank Vignola from 30 Jazz Guitar Rhythms You MUST Know

We call this rhythm "3-2 Clave", and is the basis of Cuban music. Cuban music and jazz mixed early on in the 1900's and truly influenced each other's music. In this must know 3-2 clave rhythm, we use a common Latin progression, Em, Am, B7, back to Em.

We use big bar chords for this one. Such a fun, infectious rhythm to play. Notice the fretboard hand is making the rhythm and not just the strumming hand.