This quick lesson/practice tip shows you a simple way to achieve more consistency when changing between singles, doubles and paradiddles.
The six-stroke roll is a versatile and musical rudiment, but it’s non-alternating nature gives it some limitations that this lesson helps to overcome, making it even more useful. The second half of the lesson breaks […]
This group of exercises shows you some extensions and modifications to the flam accent rudiment with the aim of enhancing it’s usefulness as a musical tool, and allowing you to work it in with other […]
This post is not a list of ten things. I named it that way and contrived a ridiculous, bug-eyed thumbnail to get you to click it, and also to illustrate that most of the list-based […]
It’s been a while since I’ve posted any new material, but don’t worry – there’s plenty of new stuff coming in soon! I’m currently editing the video for Four-Way Sticking Possibilities Part 1 as well […]
This lesson shows you a set of bass drum variations for your rock & funk beats. This means that bass drum notes may fall on any sixteenth-note in the bar.
This lesson shows you a set of combined bass drum and snare drum variations for your rock & funk beats. This means that bass drum and snare drum notes may fall on any sixteenth-note in […]
This lesson shows you 100 different ways to combine single-stroke and double-stroke stickings between the four limbs. Each set of 10 exercises uses a common foot ostinato (repeating pattern), while the snare stickings change for […]
This lesson introduces you to the concept of polyrhythms, and demonstrates the formula for working out everything from basic and advanced polyrhythms based on any two numbers you like. Here’s the formula you’ll see explained […]
I’ve been using a new camera to record some gigs lately so I’ll be sharing the footage from time to time. This is Chukale playing one of our favourites ‘Chan Chan’, featuring guest pianist Marialy […]
This lesson aims to get you using your hi-hats more dynamically and creatively. The exercises themselves are rooted in 4-way co-ordination and take you through different combinations of limb actions such as: – Striking the […]
These ‘swinging latin’ grooves came out of the bebop era, when Cuban percussion rhythms were being introduced to American jazz. They are often used in songs that change between a straight ‘latin’ feel and the […]
In this video, you’ll see 55 different 4/4 drum fills that you can copy and try out in your own drumming. They start out simple and get more complex toward the end. See the slow-motion […]
This video shows you a drum lick based on a 12-note triplet sticking suitable for dropping into a Songo or other Cuban feel without breaking away from the main cowbell beat.
Welcome to sachakdrums.com! I’m very happy to have launched a brand new, much more functional and complete version of my website that now keeps general information about me and my work, plus all of my […]
‘Son De La Loma’ is a Cuban folk classic. This version starts off in with the traditional Son band sound and skips to a more modern Salsa ensemble sound in the second half, and used […]
‘Sera Tu Estela’ is a modern Son-Montuno/Salsa Romantica tune with some challenging rhythmic cuts and changes of feel. *NOTE! This digital product was developed in collaboration with other artists and is currently being sold […]
‘Guajira Con Danzon’ is a Chukale tune that combines two traditional Cuban song styles – Guajira and Danzon. *NOTE! This digital product was developed in collaboration with other artists and is currently being sold […]
‘El Fruto’ is a 6/8 latin jazz tune composed by Sacha that featured on the Chukale album ‘Expedition‘ and was nominated for a Queensland Music Award in the jazz category. *NOTE! This digital product […]
Descarga (meaning “jamming”) is a Cuban song style that focuses almost entirely on improvisation/soloing. ‘Descarga De Oz’ features a basic melody but quickly gets to the instrumental soloing, with a full-band unison hook that puts […]
‘Damas Cha Cha Cha’ is an original track by Brisbane Salsa band Chukale and features a traditional Cha Cha Cha feel with a modern band sound. *NOTE! This digital product was developed in collaboration […]
‘A Mi’ is a Cuban composition originally recorded by artist Elio Revé and featured renowned vocalist Felix Baloy. This modern interpretation uses the same Changüí/Son-Montuno rhythms at it’s core, with a definite ‘Timba’ influence. The […]
*NOTE! This digital product was developed in collaboration with other artists and is currently being sold separately from existing membership content from sachakdrums.com. A Play Along Pack For Drum Kit And Latin Percussion Created […]
Ever see those drummers who hold one of their sticks funny? If you want to know what that’s all about this lesson shows you why and how to do it.
Never held a drum stick before, or just want to know if you’re on the right track? This is the lesson for you. You’ll learn where to put your hands and why drummers get their […]
This lesson shows you how to draw out maximum power and tone from your snare drum using a common technique called the rim shot.
Matched Grip’ is the most practical and commonly used grip for modern drummers. This lesson shows you the basic concept, and the 3 variations on matched grip used by drummers around the world – French […]
This is one of my favourite concepts to teach. The ‘Dynamic Strokes’ (Full, Down, Tap, Up) are key in an approach to stick technique that gives you more speed, power and dynamic contrast in your […]
In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Triple Stroke Roll drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be applied to the drum kit.
In this lesson, Sacha demonstrates the Triple Ratamacue drum rudiment on the snare drum, then shows you one of the many ways it can be applied to the drum kit.