Doug Auwarter: Essential Latin Styles for the Drumset
Essential Latin Styles for the Drumset
Essential Latin Styles for the Drumset is a unique book which gives a concise, yet thorough examination of the various latin styles common throughout the world. It is oriented toward the jazz, jobbing, high school, or college drumset player who is in need of a study that gets right to the point with a logical presentation of these styles. Careful attention is given to presenting the styles in such a way as to eliminate confusion and build confidence in playing each style in an appropriate and authentic manner. Styles included in the book include mambo, samba, cha-cha-chá, bossa nova, bembé, partido alto, songo, baião, bolero, merengue, mozambique, rhumba and afoxé. The styles are organized according to their origin—Cuban and Salsa styles are found in the first section; Brazilian styles are found in the second. There is also a section for bass and chordal instruments in order to give the entire rhythm section the cohesiveness that a good understanding of these styles provides. An extensive glossary of terms is provided at the end of the book. 126 pages.