Latin Drumming System
There is more to playing drums than rock music. It's important to expand our musical horizons as drummers. In this training pack, world renowned educator Mike Michalkow teaches Latin drumming in step-by-step detail.
The Latin Drumming System is a complete and comprehensive approach to learning to play Latin music on the drums. It includes over seven hours of step-by-step video training. You will learn Latin drum fills, Latin drum beats, the different styles of Latin drumming, grooves, shuffles, relevant bass drum techniques, hi-hat techniques, and much more. As you begin to master the exercises - you'll have an opportunity to practice along with the included Latin play-along songs. Here is a complete overview of everything included in this training pack:
The first Latin Drumming System training module includes a look at matched and traditional grip, information about drum tuning and drum head selection, an indepth look at dynamic drumming techniques, an overview of all the sounds that make up Mikes kit, a look at various bass drum techniques, a hi-hat technique overview, various style explanations, numerous Latin drum patterns, Latin drum fill and beat examples, a review of the quarter note-pulse and the eighth note subdivisions, an overview of the Son Clave, Rumba Clave, and 6/8 Afro Cuban Clave and more!
The second module in the Latin Drumming System features twelve samba 16th note beats, eleven baiao drum beats, twenty-one sixteenth note fills, nin cha-cha drum beats, an overview of sixteenth note triplets, sixteen bolero beats, a complete guide to developing a tumbao pattern, ninteen tumbao beats, six mambo drum grooves, five merengue beats, six songo two-bar beats, eleven demos of sixteenth note groupings, applying drum rudiments to Latin drumming, valuable tips for" Playing Along with a Percussionist", tips for "Developing Left Foot Clave", and much more!
You can go a long way with exercises and fills, but to really learn and feel the music there is no better way then to get in the drummers seat with the band and start to play. That's why the Latin Drumming System includes 12 fun Latin drumming play-along tracks, and a complete video guide to playing Latin drum solos.
We have also included audio MP3s with the drum tracks removed so you can join the band and play the songs yourself. They work with any portable MP3 player.
The Latin Drumming System also includes a downloadable PDF workbook featuring over 50 pages of detailed training material. This is designed to be a companion tool that you can reference while watching the step-by-step training videos.
Within the workbook you will find all the relevant sheet music, and several informative drum articles to assist in the learning process. You can download it and use it directly on your computer, or print off specific lessons to take to your drum set.