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Latin drum beats, a must for every drummer

Download Latin drum beats pdf  Arrow   The drum sheet of this lesson dedicated to Latin drum beats, contains Latin music main drum beats: Rhumba, Samba, Tango, Beguine, Merengue, Bossanova, in the most traditional writing.

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Introduction to the drum lesson: Latin drum beats

Latin rhythms offer much space to drummers for a personal interpretation. In this section you'll see the charts of the original patterns in two 2/2 or 4/4 measures; you can add to these basic Latin patterns all the variations that in the various Latin American countries add different accents and nuances. Rhumba is especially interesting: it's considered as an universal rhythm. You can find its principal accents in the popular rhythms from all over the world and in the arrangements of any modern musical style.

Rhumba is played at a fast tempo, the same pattern with a medium tempo is called Guaracha, and with a slow tempo is called Bolero.
You should try to apply all the rhythms in the drum sheet also to the other drum set elements.

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This drum lesson dedicated to Latin 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.