NEW DVD PROVIDES MULTI-TIERED APPROACH FOR LEARNING AFRO-CUBAN GROOVES
“Afro-Cuban Drumset: Grooves You Can Use” utilizes distinctive
“Latin Feet/Jazz Feet” concept and extensive interactive
practice tools for applying percussion parts to the drumset
Lakeridge Productions is pleased to announce the release of "Afro-Cuban
Drumset: Grooves You Can Use” featuring Curt Moore. This
feature-rich and highly interactive DVD presents concise and
for playing traditional Afro-Cuban percussion parts on the drumset.
The disc includes detailed lessons, extensive interactive practice
tools and many bonus materials.
With over 100 recordings to his credit, Curt Moore has amassed an
impressive resume that lists collaborations with many leading jazz,
pop and world music artists, including Francisco Aguabella, Pete
Escovedo, Andy Narell, and Steve Turre, and leads his own critically
acclaimed Latin Jazz group "Soul Sauce". Moore is on the
faculty at The Jazzschool in Berkeley, California, and is in demand
nationally as a clinic instructor and festival adjudicator.
Moore hosts “Afro-Cuban Drumset” to conduct nearly 3
hours of instruction covering 99 grooves in Cha Cha, Mambo Son,
Bolero, and Afro 6/8 song styles, After breaking down each groove,
Moore demonstrates how it sounds in a band setting. The grooves
are also presented using Moore’s unique "Latin Feet/Jazz
Feet" concept showing two ways to play the groove as a step
toward learning the traditional "tumbao" bass patterns.
Each song style is demonstrated with music by Curt's band "Soul
Sauce”, providing valuable insight into how the grooves are
used in the context of a performance. Moore comments on his technique
along with advice for playing with other musicians on an alternate
Extensive practice tools incorporate interactive play-along
tracks for each groove with options for choosing which
along with. DVD-ROM features include printable PDF notation
files of all the grooves, as well as looping audio files
Acid® and Apple® Garageband™ formats that facilitate
tempo alterations without affecting the pitch of the instruments.
Other bonus features on "Afro-Cuban Drumset: Grooves You Can
• A fully interactive drumset feature which include Moore’s
comments regarding his drum, cymbal and percussion choices.
• The dos and don'ts of playing with congas and timbales.
• Basic clave concepts.
• Extensive menu access for jumping directly to the desired
lesson or practice screen.
For over 10 years, Lakeridge Productions has been designing and
producing interactive video presentations and event media for its
corporate clients. Lakeridge is now using its expertise for creating
highly engaging DVD training materials for musicians.
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