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Introduction to Caribbean Drumming

Learn how to play Caribbean rhythms.

Introduction to Caribbean Drumming

Learn how to play Caribbean rhythms.

Description

Jason Gianni goes over how to play various Caribbean rhythms.

Objectives

  • Learn how to play a Merengue pattern.
  • Learn how to play the Soca rhythm.
  • Learn how to play Calypso rhythms.
  • Learn how to play Reggae, Steppers and Rockers patterns.

Lesson Plan

  • 1
    Merengue
    In this step, Jason gives us the history of merengue, its primary percussion instruments and how all of them translate into the drum set
  • 2
    Soca & Calypso I
    In this step, Jason shows us how to play Soca, a popular rhythm originated in Trinidad and Tobago
  • 3
    Soca & Calypso II
    In this step, Jason shows variations for the Soca rhythm on the drum set, as well as introducing another rhythm, Calipso
  • 4
    Reggae I
    In this step, Jason shows us the One Drop, a pattern that is extremely important for Reggae, as well as another variant that features more swing
  • 5
    Reggae II
    In this step, Jason shows us the Steppers, a pattern used in Ska, and the rockers which is a straight, more groovy pattern for Reggae