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The link between african rhythms and Reggae music

Download Afro Reggae drum beats pdf  Arrow   The drum sheet of this lesson dedicated to Afro Reggae drum beats, contains some Afro and Reggae rhythms, an ancient musical tie between Jamaica and the african continent.

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Introduction to the drum lesson: Afro Reggae drum beats

Though the origins of african rhythms date back in ancient times, their influence on western music is recent. African rhythms are often similar to Latin rhythms, and some of their features have been used by jazz drummers since the be-bop age.

In the drum sheet we have put Afro rhythms and Reggae together, because of the strong cultural ties between Jamaican music and Africa. Both had their wider diffusion in the '80's, and are now often present in European and American pop music. Some of them are written in two 6/8 measures, and some in cut-time. The drum beats can be played using other drum set elements.

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This drum lesson dedicated to Afro Reggae beats is a part of the published basic drum lessons.
The basic drum lessons, the first part of this method for drums, deal with the right posture, which is the basic condition to develop speed, endurance and precision with your playing. The style and the role of drumming have evolved with time, but the basic drums technique hasn't changed much, and all the great drummers still build their own style from the same basis of musical theory.

Topics in the basic drum lessons and in the online drum lessons published drum sheet music are: Rudiments & Fundamentals, Coordinated independence, Basic drum beats, Snare drum studies, Drums grooves, and Songs drum parts, with transcriptions of songs and grooves by John Bonham, Phil Collins, Stewart Copeland, Steve Gadd, Ian Paice, Jeff Porcaro.