Salsa Campana Drum Set Style Essentials

Salsa Campana is the fifth in the series: Essential Latin Beats for Drum Set. Over the years I have collected a bunch of books that talk about playing various Latin styles and patterns on drum set. I kept going from one book to another searching for answers and ideas. Here are simple, stylistically accurate and essential Latin rhythms and patterns to play Salsa Campana on drum set.

Samba Drum Set Style Essentials

Samba is the sixth in the series: Essential Latin Beats for Drum Set. Over the years I have collected a bunch of books that talk about playing various Latin styles and patterns on drum set. I kept going from one book to another searching for answers and ideas. Here are simple, stylistically accurate and essential Latin rhythms and patterns to play Samba on drum set.

Songo Drum Set Style Essentials

Songo is the seventh in the series: Essential Latin Beats for Drum Set. Over the years I have collected a bunch of books that talk about playing various Latin styles and patterns on drum set. I kept going from one book to another searching for answers and ideas. Here are simple, stylistically accurate and essential Latin rhythms and patterns to play Songo on drum set.

Bembe Drum Set Style Essentials

Bembe is the eighth in the series: Essential Latin Beats for Drum Set. Over the years I have collected a bunch of books that talk about playing various Latin styles and patterns on drum set. I kept going from one book to another searching for answers and ideas. Here are simple, stylistically accurate and essential Latin rhythms and patterns to play the Bembe style on drum set.

Conga and Mozambique Drum Set Style Essentials

Conga and Mozambique is the ninth in the series: Essential Latin Beats for Drum Set. Over the years I have collected a bunch of books that talk about playing various Latin styles and patterns on drum set. I kept going from one book to another searching for answers and ideas. Here are simple, stylistically accurate and essential Latin rhythms and patterns to play Conga and Mozambique on drum set.

Six Afro Cuban Drum Set Style Essentials

Other Afro-Cuban Essentials is the tenth (final) in the series: Essential Latin Beats for Drum Set. Over the years I have collected a bunch of books that talk about playing various Latin styles and patterns on drum set. I kept going from one book to another searching for answers and ideas. Here are simple, stylistically accurate and essential Latin rhythms and patterns to play Beguine, Bomba, Cuban Bolero, Guaguanco, Merengue and Rumba styles on drum set.

Caribbean Drum Set Style Essentials

Over the years I have collected a bunch of books that talk about playing various Caribbean styles on drum set. I decided to synthesize all this information. Here are simple, stylistically accurate and essential rhythms and patterns to play Calypso, Soca, Reggae and Ska styles on drum set.

Three Basic Latin Beats to Cover Your Ass

I have and will continue to talk about Latin rhythms and the specific drum set beats you can use. But for the drummer new to playing Latin style music or you have no idea what type of song it is, there is one pattern you can do with your hands along with 3 possible patterns you can do with your feet.

Triplet Stick Control Exercises for Snare Drum

I wanted some triplet exercises similar to the Stone Stick Control Exercises No. 1 – 72. I have posted previously about how I use those exercises on drum set and the order I practice them in. But they are in groups of 2 – even if you swing the 8th notes. I wanted to work with triplets and groups of 3. So I made a list of 64 possible stick combinations with 2 groups of 3.

Cowbell Recommendations for Drum Set

Cowbells are a lot like cymbals. We each have personal preferences for manufacturers and models. We need to make different selections based on the gig. Over time, I have finally settled on a trio of cowbells that I frequently use on drum set.