Afro-Cuban Genre Drum Lessons

 

Afro-Cuban Genre Drum Lessons

Afro-Cuban Genre Drum Lessons – Spirit Music Meet-Ups

 

 

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PDF doc:  Timelines, Clave Rhythms, Guidelines

 

Video:  Cross-stick Muted & Open Tones

 

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Afro-Cuban Cha-Cha-Cha Drum Lessons - Spirit Music Meet-Ups

The Cha-Cha-Cha rhythm is basically a flat swing: 1_2+3_4+ :

 

 

Afro-Cuban – ChaChaCha – YouTube Playlist

 

 

See 1 basic drum-set beat above

 

Here’s another way to play Cha-Cha-Cha:
1_ 2+3 _ 4+   RH on HH
 _  2               SD Cross-stick
_             4+   Toms
or         +4+   Toms
R   L   R   L      Walk with the Feet

 

Here’s another way to play Cha-Cha-Cha:
1_ 2 _ 3 _ 4   RH on Cowbell or Ride cymbal
 _  2               SD Cross-stick
_             4+   Toms
or         +4+   Toms
R   L   R   L      Walk with the Feet

 

 

Video:  Here’s another way to play it on the Ride.  Note the 1/4 Ride to simulate the Cowbell, but adding 3+ in 2nd bar

 

Video:  Drum-set imitation of Percussion

 

Video:  Drum-set Play-along to get more ideas

 

Video:  Percussion backing track at 120 bpm in 2-Bar Phrases:  The Guiro rasp is on 1 and 1 & 3.  Crash is on 2.

 

Video:  Percussion backing track at 125 bpm.  The Guiro rasp is on 1.

 

Video:  Percussion layers until 3:28 when all in

 

Video:  Watch Poncho Sanchez build the Cha-Cha-Cha with his band

 

Video:  Music backing track loop in G

 

Video:  Slow – Poncho Sanchez’ Besame Mucho

 

Video:  Slow – Poncho Sanchez’ Subway Harry

 

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