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The ultimate guide for playing latin music on the drums

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Learn How To Play Latin Get 5+ hours of detailed lessons for learning Latin drum fills, beats, grooves, shuffles, bass drum techniques, hi-hat techniques, and more!
12 Fun Play-Along Songs The Latin Drumming System comes with 12 latin drumming play-along tracks and a complete video guide to playing Latin drum solos!
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Module 1

The first Latin Drumming System training module includes a look at matched and traditional grip, information about drum tuning and drum head selection, an indepth look at dynamic drumming techniques, an overview of all the sounds that make up Mikes kit, a look at various bass drum techniques, a hi-hat technique overview, various style explanations, numerous Latin drum patterns, Latin drum fill and beat examples, a review of the quarter note-pulse and the eighth note subdivisions, an overview of the Son Clave, Rumba Clave, and 6/8 Afro Cuban Clave and more!

Module 2

The second module in the Latin Drumming System features twelve samba 16th note beats, eleven baiao drum beats, twenty-one sixteenth note fills, nin cha-cha drum beats, an overview of sixteenth note triplets, sixteen bolero beats, a complete guide to developing a tumbao pattern, ninteen tumbao beats, six mambo drum grooves, five merengue beats, six songo two-bar beats, eleven demos of sixteenth note groupings, applying drum rudiments to Latin drumming, valuable tips for 'Playing Along with a Percussionist', tips for 'Developing Left Foot Clave', and much more!

Latin Drum Play-Alongs

You can go a long way with exercises and fills, but to really learn and feel the music there is no better way then to get in the drummers seat with the band and start to play. That's why the Latin Drumming System includes 12 fun Latin drumming play-along tracks, and a complete video guide to playing Latin drum solos.

We have also included audio MP3s with the drum tracks removed so you can join the band and play the songs yourself. They work with any portable MP3 player.

The Workbook

The Latin Drumming System also includes a downloadable PDF workbook featuring over 50 pages of detailed training material. This is designed to be a companion tool that you can reference while watching the step-by-step training videos.

Within the workbook you will find all the relevant sheet music, and several informative drum articles to assist in the learning process. You can download it and use it directly on your computer, or print off specific lessons to take to your drum set.

The Members Area

In addition to the 3 modules, 12 songs, and the workbook, you will also get instant-access to all of the same great content through our online members area. You'll be able to stream all the video lessons, download the play-along songs, view or print the included sheet music, and connect with other students in the Latin Drumming System community.

This powerful resource makes it easy to access your lessons anytime from virtually anywhere. It's works on PCs, Macs, iPads, iPhones, Android devices, and other mobile computers that have an active Internet connection. Best of all, you get unlimited lifetime access to the Latin Drumming System members area, so you can enjoy the lessons for years to come.

Technical Specs

Video: 5 hours of video lessons
Audio: 12 play-along songs
Books: 54 page workbook
Online: Lifetime access to all content
SKill: From beginner to advanced

About the Instructor

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Mike Michalkow has been teaching drums and percussion for more than 20 years, having studied under master drummers Dom Famularo, Jim Chapin, Chuck Silverman, Thomas Lang, John “JR” Robinson, Peter Magadini, and Virgil Donati.

He has a wealth of experience to draw from having played in various original and cover bands, working on a popular cruise line as the orchestra drummer, and recording with songwriters and bands with styles ranging from prog-rock, latin, jazz, blues, pop, folk, celtic, country, metal, and R&B.

Mike’s comprehensive teaching methods have helped thousands of drummers around the world reach their goals, through his best-selling training packs including The Drumming System, Jazz Drumming System, Latin Drumming System, Moeller Method Secrets, and Total Rock Drummer.

Topics Include

  • Split screen video makes learning simple
  • Progressive step-by-step video drum lessons
  • Apply what you've learned with fun play-alongs