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Category: Beats, Grooves & Patterns

Lessons on how to play various drum beats, grooves and smaller patterns in different styles including jazz, rock, pop, funk, latin, salsa, afro-cuban, brazilian & more.

Afro Cuban – Cha Cha Cha


Cha Cha Cha is a simple yet catchy Cuban rhythm that’s really fun to play on drum kit. It’s a great coordination exercise too.



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Afro Cuban – Cascara


The Cascara is a simple but very important and widely-used rhythm in Afro-Cuban drumming. Once you memorize this pattern, many things you hear in Afro-Cuban…

Afro Cuban – Bongo Bell (Campana)


More cowbell! This simple cowbell pattern is what drives a Salsa or Latin-Jazz ‘Montuno’ groove. It’s easy to play but it takes practice to make…

Afro Cuban – Bass Drum Tumbao


This lesson shows you what you can do with your bass drum when playing in various Afro-Cuban styles. It’s not always on the…