Newbie Salsa bass player here. I have "Funkifying the Clave" and Ed Uribe's "Essence of Afro-cuban Percussion and Drum Set" which has a lot of non percussion stuff including bass in it. I've been playing trombone in this community college band for the past year an a half, but this semester no bass player showed up so I volunteered. Being more of a jazz/funk kinda guy, I'm used to owning the 'one', but many Latin grooves avoid the one like the plague, and I'm having a hard time staying solid on 2+ and 4 (basic tumbao). I've been working out with the metronome set to beat on 1 and 3, but would like to hear some additional practice ideas to get this groove firmly ingrained. Also, I notice that tapping quarter notes with my foot helps with precisely locating the 2+, but the danger for me is that my groove can slip into 3+ and 1 or 1+ and 3 all too easily. Should I work on foot tapping only on 1 and 3? As the three side of the clave is a rhythm that I'm familiar from funk grooves, I've also been experimenting with counting in 'one' and playing the 2+ and 4 off it. How about this concept? Thanks in advance to all you experience d Latin bassists for your advice.