Here’s a pretty rough demo of playing a salsa tumbao and a montuno at the same time. It’s pretty fun play once you get the hang of it. I will be writing a lesson about this soon. Here’s the demo. I have some issues to work out but you get the general idea. The chords are A minor, D minor, E major and D minor.
Here’s a diagram of the montuno rhythm in green showing the clave in red for the chord changes
Heres a diagram that shows the clave in the red tao sign and tumbao in orange.
Basically part of the tumbao on the 2+ will play a D, on the first 4, it will anticipate the E major chord by playing an E and the second 4 it will anticipate the A minor chord by playing an A.
Here’s all three parts together, the montuno in green, the clave in red and the tumbao in see-through orange!
Check out the written version here. You can play along here with the midi file.