Maria Maria by Santana
This song is very easy. This is the basic beat. Every once in a while, there is a pause, and of course there are congos and other percussion in the background. I think this song is played on an electric set. I guess if you were really serious and wanted to sound just like the song, you could loosley tune your bass drum, and tighten your snare heads. I don't know why you would... Basic Beat: H |x---x---x---x---| S |----o-------o---| B |o--o-o-o--------| (1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + ) Don't speed up on the 3rd hi-hat strike because of the hi-hat. The 4th bass will come a 16th before the hi-hat. Good luck.