Video Quick Tip: Samba Rhythms for Drumset

Happy 11/11/11 to all!

Here we have a new quick tip video from LA Music Academy Afro-Cuban/Brazilian drum Instructor Aaron Serfaty, who has been playing professionally for 20 years. From 1980 – 1990 he was a first call session drummer in his native country of Venezuela. He moved to Los Angeles in 1991 to attend the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). Soon after he began touring and recording with Arturo Sandoval and Jon Anderson, and performing with Sergio Mendes, Dori Caymmi, Oscar Castro Neves, Frank Gambale, Shelly Berg, Juan Carlos Quintero, Rique Pantoja and Don Grusin. Aaron is also the director of the Latin Jazz Ensemble at the University of Southern California (USC).

In the video, Aaron discusses how to apply different traditional samba rhythms to drumset. Report back here with how your practice sessions went and if you have any questions, ask them in our comment section!

-LAMA Staff

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3 responses to “Video Quick Tip: Samba Rhythms for Drumset”

  1. Dave Benson says :

    I think I’m gonna switch to the heel down method for the bass drum .. .i’m mostly self taught at the drums so do you agree with Aaron that heel down is the easiest? I’m trippin up about when I add the rim shots but a bit more practice and I’ll get it! Thanks a lot for this lesson video! It was a lot of fun!

  2. frankeidybatista says :

    Nice post! I love Latin Music.

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