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A World Of Rhythmic Possibilities

Dafnis Prieto  /  UPDATED Aug 19, 2022

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Consider this video to be How To Improvise 101. Dafnis focuses on how to make the most out of basic 16th note and triplet rhythms to help you easily increase your musicality and creativity around the kit. If you struggle to come up with new ideas, this is the lesson for you!

Lesson index:
0:07 – Drum Solo
3:56 – Introduction
8:45 – Lesson Begins
23:24 – Improv. Performance #1
37:38 – Improv. Performance #2
41:20 – Improv. Performance #3 (with track)
52:42 – Q & A
58:37 – Improv. Performance #4 (with track)

About Dafnis:
Dafnis Prieto is a Cuban-American drummer, composer, and educator whose revolutionary drumming techniques have made a significant impact on the Latin and jazz music scene. He won the 2011 MacArthur Fellowship Award, the “Up & Coming Musician of the Year” by the Jazz Journalists Association in 2006, and earned Grammy Award Nominations for “Best Latin Jazz Album” and “Best New Artist” in 2007. Dafnis has conducted numerous master classes, clinics, and workshops throughout the world. He was a faculty member of Jazz studies at NYU from 2005 to 2014, and in 2015 became a faculty member of Frost School of Music at the University of Miami.

You can purchase Dafnis’s book at!

Dafnis plays:
Yamaha Drums
Sabian Cymbals
Evans Drumheads
Vic Firth Sticks
Latin Percussion

Jared Falk is a lifelong drummer, drum teacher, and the co-founder of Drumeo. For over 18 years, Jared has been a leader in the online music education industry, publishing his first online video lessons in 2003 and founding Musora in 2005.

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