‘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 […]
Sacha performs to our play-along version of “You And The Night And The Music”. Download the ‘minus drums’ version and have a go yourself.
In this performance video, Sacha plays “Oleo” – a typical example of the AABA rhythm changes song form. Download the ‘minus drums’ version and have a go yourself.
“Green Dolphin Street” is a popular jazz standard which can be played many ways. This version uses a simple medium swing feel but also modulates between two different keys, giving it a unique sense of […]
This is a slow 12/8 version of the popular standard “Georgia On My Mind”. It starts off nice and easy but builds and builds and by the end you should have had some good fun. […]
This play-along track is great for practicing your rock and funk grooves with sixteenth-note subdivisions. There’s a lot of different ways you could interpret this track on the kit (e.g. really heavy or really airy […]
In this lesson, Sacha performs to a play-along track called “Damas Cha Cha Cha” – a traditional Cuban cha cha cha with a modern edge. Download the ‘minus drums’ version and have a go yourself.
This track is a fairly typical modern jazz trio rendition of Duke Ellington’s “Caravan”. Keep in mind that once the melody starts, the song is based on AABA form. The feel for the A sections […]
12-Bar Blues is the most basic jazz form, and learning to play and feel it is essential to become a great jazz player. “C Jam Blues” was written by Duke Ellington and is one of […]
“Bernie’s Tune” is an example of the AABA jazz form. In this version we have a 2-feel in the A sections (2 beats to the bar), and a 4-feel in the B section (4 beats […]