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Intro to Afro Cuban Rhythms

Learn how to play Afro Cuban Rhythms.

Intro to Afro Cuban Rhythms

Learn how to play Afro Cuban Rhythms.

Description

Jason Gianni goes over the different types of afro-cuban rhythms and the various percussion instruments used.

Objectives

  • Learn the Cha Cha Pattern.
  • Learn the Mambo Pattern.
  • Learn how to play traditional afro-cuban percussion instruments.
  • Learn afro-cuban technique, including fills, transitions, and improvisation.

Lesson Plan

  • 1
    Cha-Cha #1
    In this step, Jason gives a quick rundown on the history of Afro Cuban Rhythms as well as the most common instruments used and how they were moved to the drum kit
  • 2
    Cha-Cha #2
    In this step, Jason explains the Cha-Cha pattern and how to play it in the drum set with its respective fills and transitions
  • 3
    Mambo #1
    In this step Jason shows how to play the Mambo rhythm in Timbales, Congas and Bells, also explains the important Cascara pattern played on the timbales.
  • 4
    Mambo #2
    In this step Jason shows how to apply the Mambo patterns that were played in Timbales and Congas in previous videos to the Drum set
  • 5
    Cha-Cha and Mambo Combined
    In this step Jason shows how to combine the Cha-Cha and Mambo patterns, and also some fills and transitions that will let us go from Cha-Cha to Mambo or from Mambo to Cha-Cha