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World,Ethnic,and Specialty grooves

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WORLD, ETHNIC & SPECIALTY GROOVES
These grooves are all over the radio! Listen to whether they are played straight or with a slight swing feel and how this can change the groove and therefore the song. Play these with only one hand on the hi-hat for a completely different texture than the 16th note rock grooves.

27.
disco

28.
classic two-beat

29.
new orleans 2nd line

30.
reggae (one drop)
JAMAICA

31.
calypso
CARIBBEAN

32.
soca
SOUL-CALYPSO

33.
bossa-nova
BRAZIL

34.
samba (slow/medium)
BRAZIL

35.
samba (fast)
BRAZIL

36.
baião samba
BRAZIL

37.
batucada
BRAZIL

38.
merengue
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

39.
cha cha chá
AFRO-CUBAN

40.
bolero
BALLROOM RHUMBA

41.
mambo
AFRO-CUBAN

42.
songo
AFRO-CUBAN

43.
nañigo
AFRO-CUBAN

44.
mozambique
AFRO-CUBAN

45.
salsa
WITH 2:3 SON CLAVE

46.
tango
ARGENTINA

47.
beguine
MARTINIQUE


Click HERE to download a PDF handbook of these WORLD, ETHNIC & SPECIALTY GROOVES
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