Introduction to Caribbean Drumming

Categories: Drums, Genres & Styles
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About Course

Jason Gianni goes over how to play various Caribbean rhythms.

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What Will You Learn?

  • 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.

Course Content

Jason gives us the history of merengue, its primary percussion instruments and how all of them translate into the drum set

  • History of Merengue
  • Congas on Merengue
  • Merengue Drum Set Pattern #1
  • Merengue Drum Set Pattern #2

Soca & Calypso I
Jason shows us how to play Soca, a popular rhythm originated in Trinidad and Tobago

Soca & Calypso II
Jason shows variations for the Soca rhythm on the drum set, as well as introducing another rhythm, Calipso

Reggae I
Jason shows us the One Drop, a pattern that is extremely important for Reggae, as well as another variant that features more swing.

Reggae II
Jason shows us the Steppers, a pattern used in Ska, and the rockers which is a straight, more groovy pattern for Reggae.

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