The Bossa Nova is a perfect introduction to Latin grooves for every beginner. Learn how to play this staple groove on the Hi-Hats.
Samba is a style that you must know if you want to have some experience with Brazilian rhythms. This is an essential Latin groove to learn on the drums.
Learn how to play the Bossa Nova groove on the Ride Cymbal. You will be playing with both hands and both feet making the coordination more challenging than before.
The Baião is a single repeating bar with a consistent foot pattern that requires both feet. This kind of 4-way coordination is quite challenging especially at faster tempos.
Learn the 2 most commonly played reggae grooves. We'll talk a little about how they should feel and sound and we'll practice them together. Reggae is a style of music that originated in Jamaica in the 1960s.
The Afro-Cuban groove is one of the most well known grooves to drummers all around the world. Many of these rhythms are polyrhythms, which means that they can be played in 4/4 or 6/8 time. The best place to start is in 4/4 time.
The Samba is an important groove for every drummer to study. It is played at medium to fast tempos and is heard in other genres such as jazz and fusion. When a drummer plays this groove on the Ride Cymbal, we chick the Hi-Hats on beats 2 and 4. This means there is 4-way coordination that is more challenging than before.
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