Archive for Latin

S. American/African/Caribbean Rhythms

By · April 17, 2013 · Filed in Advanced, African, Brazilian, Community Drumming, Drum Circle, DrumSet, Guided Interactive Drumming, Jazz, Latin, Latin, World Drumming · Comments Off on S. American/African/Caribbean Rhythms

This free video series demonstrates the rhythms of South America, Africa and The Caribbean. Add these fascinating a challenging rhythms to your drumming repertoire at no cost. Follow the link and subscribe to the youtube channel.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJCkjPKKWfs

Steve Gadd, Luis Conte and Alex Acuña Jam

By · July 8, 2012 · Filed in Bongos, Congas, DrumSet, Funk, Latin, Latin, Timbales · Comments Off on Steve Gadd, Luis Conte and Alex Acuña Jam

This clip shows the importance of ACTIVE LISTENING within a musical jam session. Notice how the players support one another by playing complementary parts that help each other stay in the groove. They are also taking turns soloing (improvising) over the groove. All these players are master percussionists, but they don’t ‘show off’ or over-play. Their experience and skills in the art of drumming and music result in a very musical performance that is completely spontaneous. How did they get to be this good? They took time to learn about their instruments, played with lots of different people, listened to recordings of others and themselves and always worked to improve their drumming and LISTENING skills.

Consider ways you can take your listening and cooperative skills to the next level. Be open to feedback and improve each day.

Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez

By · April 7, 2011 · Filed in Claves, DrumSet, Latin, Latin, Timbales, World Drumming · Comments Off on Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez

Drummer, Horacio Hernandes “El Negro” and Percussionist, Marc Quinonez perform on Drumset and Percussion in this Modern Drummer Festival special edition from Hudson Music. The piece is call “The Octopus” and features clave, poly rhythms, and some amazing artistry. Enjoy!