Welcome to our next workshop. Here we continue exploring the call and response (macho – hembra) phrasing concepts that we discussed in the last post. It is essential that you have the ability to hear and create call and response phrases, and that they flow in that magical deep pocket that lies in between “2 […]
Someone say cowbells Gon bops bells kiillllin
He Said she said / Call and answer type phrasing.   In Afro Cuban music, timbaleros (timbal players) call their timbales “macho y hembra” which means “male and female” (the smaller drum being the male). The interplay between them can get almost as complex as their human counter parts; However, in this instance, you get […]
Greetings once again and I hope everyone is fine! Lets get right down to it. We continue with our ear training for “Latin vocabulary” using the rhythmic concept of RTS. Relayed Time Shifting. Rhythmic training and independence exercises are essential if we hope to function fully in any type of Latin ensemble. It’s always good […]
Phrasing across Boarders
Its always astonishing to see the great interest and burning desire of players to learn African descent styles. After careful observation and many conversations, my initial thoughts and instincts were confirmed to be correct. For musicians in many western regions, there aren’t too many opportunities to see (for example) “Afro Cuban” music live. Therefore, if […]
Now you can download all my recorded music that I am including on the site. On top of all the instructional stuff, now my CD’s are available for download if you are a member of the site here. To Download join us now and Enjoy. Changes –  Straight Ahead Jazz This was my first solo […]
Full Latin Kit set up
In the latest blogs we have been learning the concept of mixing cut time with 6/8 in order to play “Latin” music with the proper feel and vocabulary. These concepts are a very important part of our growth behind the kit. Without them it is impossible to play this music properly. What are some of […]
Latin kit Set up
Relayed Time Shifting explained and broken down Rhythm is amazing. It permeates our very existence. The universe itself is structured in rhythmic beauty. Our daily lives are dependent on it. We live through rhythm. Art lives through it as well. It is present in every art form. And also in things you might not have […]
Welcome to our third Latin workshop. We continue with the last segment of this series of exercises BUT…be aware that there are many many many more variations in this study. Our next exercises takes us to the realm of 4 bar cycles. The term 4 bar cycle simply means that this phrase is spread over […]
Coro Bell Mounted on BD
Hi Folks. I am uploading a whole series of blog posts about learning Latin music Vocabulary.You can ask any questions you like and I will try to answer as best as I can. I hope you enjoy them All the best PM
Latin kit Set up
Welcome to our second Latin workshop. I hope you are having fun and getting a good workout with this stuff! We continue now to “Break in your ears” and explore a little further into the world of Latin music. In order to fully express your self through this expansive Genre, we must solve all the […]
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