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Lesson 1 - Various world drumming and Latin lessons from pro drummer, author, and clinician, Chuck Silverman
Lesson 2 - Basic Latin "rudiments" by expert drummer / clinician, Chuck Silverman
Lesson 3 - Alex Pertout's outstanding music site spans the globe, including lessons on clave, Bomba, Guaguanco, Mozambique, Samba and more! Click on "Lessons"
Lesson 4 - An education on the origins and influences of Salsa music  
Lesson 5 - Enjoy some authentic salsa music while learning a bit about the latin jazz music. Grupo Fantasia's homepage has javascript pop-ups with definitions of Merengue, Salsa, Cumbia, Calypso, Mariachi, Bachata, Vallenato, Columbian and more!
Lesson 6 - Latin drumset! This lesson is based around the popular cascara rhythm and tambau pattern.
Lesson 7 - Shane Roney shows how to go from a straight 3/4 beat into a double time 12/8 and half time 12/8 creating some interesting latin segways. - African bell rhythms
Lesson 8 - LP founder, Martin Cohen, has his own personal site called "CongaHead". It features drum videos of such notorious latin drummers as Giovanni Hidalgo, Tito Puente, Carlos "Patato" Valdez, Pedro Martinez, and many, many more. Too good to miss! Limeball.gif (370 bytes)
Lesson 9 - Pro Percussionist / Drummer Mark Powers teaches us a few basic conga and djembe lessons. PDF
Lesson 10 - More basic djembe and conga lessons focusing on the GO and DO open tone hand technique. PDF
Lesson 11 - More of Mark's "Zero to Drummer in 3 easy lessons" series. Focuses on the PA and TA strokes. PDF
Lesson 12 - Rhythmweb presents a drum lesson on Brazil's berimbau instrument. Explains each piece (body, string, stick), how to play, links, and more.
Lesson 13 - Check out these Brazilian groove lessons from Tristan Banks. The Maracatu rhythm, Samba, Pagode style, and the Bossa rhythm. - Thanks Tristan. New!

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Famous Latin Drummers include Giovanni Hidalgo, Tito Puente, Carlos "Patato" Valdez and Pedro Martinez. Learn about Joey Heredia, Airto Moreira and Paquito D'Rivera, as well as many more. Check out free drum lessons on such topics as African rhythms, Afro-Peruvian, Latin, Malambo and Middle Eastern Rhythms. Even Puerto Rican rhythms and unique beats for conga drums. Learn to incorporate a jazz samba on drumset w/songo bass drum.

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