Lessons

  DRUM SET CHART INTERPRETATION  

Lesson One

Lesson Two

Lesson Three

Lesson Four

  CARIBBEAN RHYTHMS    CUBA    SONGO  

Basic Patterns

Orchestrations

Right Hand Hat Variations

Right Hand Cowbell Variations

Right Hand Ride Variations

Left Hand Variations

 SON/MAMBO/GUARACHA/LATIN JAZZ  

Cascara and Clave

Cascara, Clave and Bass Drum Tumbao

Cascara, Clave, Tumbao and Left Foot Hi Hat Patterns

Cascara with Doubles on Hat

Cascara Incorporating “Slapback”

Bongo Bell

Bongo Bell and Left Hand Tumbao

Bongo Bell on Cymbal

Timbale Bell – Part One

Timbale Bell – Part Two

Timbale Bell – Part Three

Cascara Around the Kit

Circuit Exercise

The Abanico (The Fan)

Transition Fills

  BEMBE 

Bembe: Part One

Bembe: Part Two

Bembe: Part Three

  TRINIDAD  

  CALYPSO & SOCA  

Calypso

Soca

Old School Soca

  JAMAICA 

  REGGAE  

Reggae Intro

Reggae Straight

Improvised Fills

Hat Embellishments

  SOUTH AMERICAN RHYTHMS 

  BRAZIL  

  BAIÃO 

Baião: Intro, Zabumba & Triángulo

Baião: Patterns for Ride Cymbal and Hi Hat

Baião: More Patterns for Hi Hat, Ride & Snare

  SAMBA  

Adapting Percussion Patterns to the Drumset

Technique for Hi Hat and Ride

Broken 16ths on the Ride Cymbal

Alternating Hi Hat and Ride Patterns

Batucada Patterns

Batucada: Incorporating the Toms

Batucada: Incorporating the Toms – Part Two

  BOSSA  

Bossa with Brushes

Bossa with Brush and Stick

Bossa with Sticks

  PERU  
Festejo

  COORDINATION STUDIES 

Double Paradiddle Workout Part 1

 THE CONSCIOUS MUSICIAN – DRUMS IN 4-D 

Cover “The Conscious Musician (Mark Walker).pdf””

Lesson 1

Lesson 2‎

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

Lesson 5

Lesson 6

Lesson 7

Lesson 8

Lesson 9

Lesson 10

Lesson 11

Lesson 12

Lesson 13

Lesson 14

Lesson 15

Lesson 16

Lesson 17

Lesson 18

 RUDIMENTS  

The Long Roll

Numbered Rolls

Flams

Ruffs

Orchestrating Rudiments: Part One

Orchestrating Rudiments: Part Two

Orchestrating Rudiments: Part Three

 RUDIMENTS  

Smitty’s Ritual at 80bpm with Traditional Grip

Smitty’s Ritual Lessons Page
(15 lessons + the entire ritual performed in matched grip with notation)

  ROCK, FUNK & FUSION  

Sound, Feel, Dynamics

Improving Your Time

Subdividing the Beat

Incorporating 8th Note Upbeats

Incorporating 8th Note Triplet Upbeats

Incorporating 16th Note Upbeats

Breaking It Down

Incorporating Ghost Notes on Snare Drum

Incorporating Tap/Accent on Snare Drum

Incorporating Accent/Tap on Snare Drum

Classic Groove: Funky Drummer

Improving Your Bass Drum Sound

Improving Your Snare Drum Sound

Improving Your Cross Stick Sound

Improving Your Hi Hat Sound

Improving Your Cymbal Sounds

Improving Your Tom Sounds

Improving Your Cowbell Sounds

Orchestrating A Groove

 

  STICK CONTROL EXERCISES  

Intro

Ostinato

Samba Ostinato

Afro-Cuban Foot Ostinato

Orchestrating Around the Set

Adding Accents

Ostinato on Hat

Left Foot Ostinato

Improv Around the Set

  SWING  

Basic Ostinato

Basic Ride Patterns

Ride Phrasing

Rhythmic Combinations

Coordination in Swing

Pickups

Anticipation Pickups

Combining Phrases and Pickups

  BRUSHES  

Brushes: Lesson 1

Brushes: Lesson 2

Brushes: Lesson 3

Jazz Waltz With Brushes: Lesson 1

Jazz Waltz With Brushes: Lesson 2

Jazz Waltz With Brushes: Lesson 3

Jazz Waltz With Brushes: Lesson 4

  PLAY-ALONGS 

Bembe/Swing: Deep Six

Candombe: Candombe In Blue

Cumbia: Akumbia

Baião/Samba: What About That!

Swing/Broken Swing: Chord Bible Belt

Samba: Captain Marvel

Contemporary Jazz: El Vuelo

Bembe/Rumba: Footprints

Bembe/Rumba: Footprints with Acoustic Bass

Latin/Mambo: Mambo Inn

Latin Funk: Limpid Stream

Funk in 3, 4 and 5: Taurix

Timba/Bembe: Berklee Brothers

  SHUFFLES  

Jazz Shuffle

Flat Tire Shuffle

Rock Shuffle

Purdie Shuffle

  IMPROVISATION  

Improv: Lesson One

Improv: Lesson Two

Improv: Lesson Three

Improv: Lesson Four

  Music Links  

 

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