Latin

Bobby Sanabria Teaches Us How To Play A Mambo On The Drum Kit

I find the the grooves of Cuba as applied to the drum kit to be very challenging. I have a functional Mambo that I got from Chuck Silverman’s Practical Applications book. A student of mine contacted me ans warned me he wants to learn to play a Mambo for an upcoming performance and I thought it would do me good to brush up and maybe stretch my facility some. This video by Bobby Sanabria is a basic Mambo pattern which… Read More »Bobby Sanabria Teaches Us How To Play A Mambo On The Drum Kit

Cruise Ship Drummer’s Book of The Blog – 2013 is Here

My copy of Todd Bishop’s latest book-of-the-blog has arrived. His blog, Cruise Ship Drummer (he’s based in Portland, Oregon, despite the .co.uk thing) is a frequently updated stream of drum lessons, transcriptions, music suggestions and bits of drumming related wisdom. Todd’s previous publications include the Book of The Blog – ?2011 and the fantastic, almost pocket-sized, 100 Grooves. The 2013 Book of The Blog has 122 pages and contains all of the downloadable drum exercises and transcriptions that appeared on… Read More »Cruise Ship Drummer’s Book of The Blog – 2013 is Here

Manu Chao – As Eclectic As It Gets

I have been listening to Manu Chao for a few years. His music, played with his band Radio Bemba Sound System, is a mixture of many styles including punk, reggae, ska and latin with a splash of gypsy music. The lyrics are equally eclectic being sung in several languages even in the same song. Manu Chao started his musical career as a street performer and the live show reflects this with a relentless energy and a set that doesn’t stop… Read More »Manu Chao – As Eclectic As It Gets