Afro-Cuban 6/8 Funk Application: Accent Displacement

In contemporary styles the applications of the Afro-Cuban 6/8 are endless, inspiring to play new grooves. In the past, I talked about the reading and interpretation of Ted Reed’s Syncopation, playing counter-rhythms to develop coordination. A series of exercises that will prove your ability, check it out. https://francisdrummingblog.com/2016/12/01/reed-interpretation-afro-cuban-68-counter-rhythms Today I’ll talk about the application of … More Afro-Cuban 6/8 Funk Application: Accent Displacement

Leny Andrade – Chora Tua Tristeza (Drum Transcription)

Adriano de Oliveira is a Brazilian drummer who played with Leny Andrade, João Carlos Coutinho, Lucio Nascimento, Paulo Morello, Toots Thielemans, and many other musicians. Not well know as drummer he is a master of Brazilian drumming (samba, bossa nova), his style is really unique! Here’s the drum transcription of his work with Leny Andrade … More Leny Andrade – Chora Tua Tristeza (Drum Transcription)

Rosa Passos – Ladeira da Preguiça (Drum Transcription)

Here another Rosa Passos tune. Originally composed by Gilberto Gil in 1974, the track is “Ladeira da Preguiça” from the album Azul (2002) with Celso de Almeida on drums,  be sure to listen… it’s worth. Here you can listen to the song: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2pxrpj The first section has a Partido Alto groove and a samba feel on … More Rosa Passos – Ladeira da Preguiça (Drum Transcription)