Reed Interpretation: Afro-Cuban 6/8 Counter-Rhythms

Ted Reed’s “Progressive Steps to Syncopation” (in particular the exercises in the middle of the book, pages 37 to 44) is a great resource to study different things on drums: stickings, linear phrasing, coordination and music styles (jazz, latin, rock, shuffle, funk). There are many interpretations and the possibilities are endless… playing Afro-Cuban 6/8 moving … More Reed Interpretation: Afro-Cuban 6/8 Counter-Rhythms

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: The first section has a Partido Alto groove and a samba feel on … More Rosa Passos – Ladeira da Preguiça (Drum Transcription)