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For this week's lesson we have got a great sounding two measure groove with a latin style feel to it. The beat has a very percussive vibe, with the left hand moving swiftly between the snare, hats and high tom, while the right had plays between the bell and the ride with 8th notes.
For this week's drum lesson we return to the track 'Dysentery Gary', an early Blink 182 track with a cracking little latin groove in the pre-chorus. The groove has an up tempo bossa nova vibe, with right hand alternating between the bell and the ride, and the right foot playing the classic samba pattern.
We borrowed a technique used by Rodney Holmes in the Santana song Smooth to create this syncopated groove.
Our full drum sheet music to play along with Smooth by Santana from the album Supernatural (1999).
How to play the drums. For this week's lesson we have got a solid 16th note varied sticking pattern played the hands while our feet play a simple 8th note ostinato underneath.
Try out this tricky, swinging Latin groove. Be sure to check out Alex's accompanying video lesson for help learning the groove.
In this groove, the feet play a samba ostinato while the hands work together to play the syncopated rhythm. Which voicing do you prefer?
Dave Weckl plays an inspiring solo infused with latin, jazz and funk elements (2012).
Chick Corea's trio improvises on the latin/fusion tune, Tumba, at The Blue Note in Tokyo (1992).
Patrick lays down more Latin paradiddle grooves in part 3 of this cool and easy lesson series.
This week, Patrick lays down a Latin groove using the paradiddle to drive the groove.
Part 3, the final exercise in Patrick's 6/4 Latin series. Enjoy!
Part 2 of Patrick's Latin grooves lays out more 6/4 grooves with a Latin vibe.
Patrick shares some Latin feeling grooves in 6/4 time for this week's Wednesday exercise.
This week, Patrick brings us some slick Latin grooves all based on the paradiddle.
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