"If ever there was a DVD
that every set-drummer needed, Afro-Cuban Drumset is it. It's authentic
and comprehensive, and will benefit both the student and the professional.
Curt has done a great service for the Latin and jazz players."
Grammy Award-winning producer for Cal Tjader, Tito Puente, and Art
"Curt Moore has produced an outstanding educational video for students
interested in applying Afro-Cuban rhythms to the drum set. His approach
is organized and very musical. Students will not only learn the basics,
but can actually listen to how these rhythms sound when played by
Author and Percussion Department Head, Indiana University
"Afro-Cuban Drumset: Grooves You Can Use by Curt Moore is an inspirational
resource for drummers and educators. I have never seen a clearer
approach to teaching any music subject, ever! In addition to video lessons on
playing traditional percussion parts on the drumset, the DVD also
you many extras. There are charts to each of the styles and their
variations, and loop files for you to load in Acid or Garageband that let you
along with the rhythm section in real time and at any tempo. This
DVD has all the bases covered and then some. Curt Moore's new interactive
DVD is a must for every novice to intermediate drumset student.
It belongs in every teacher's library as well."
Professor of Percussion, University of Kentucky / Past-president PAS
"Grooves you can use is a must-have DVD for beginners,
educators, and professionals who are interested in learning how to
and teach Afro-Cuban music on the drumset. Curt’s Latin Feet/Jazz Feet
concept is very helpful for drummers who are new to Afro–Cuban drumming.
Another highlight is Curt’s great band Soul Sauce. The
production values are top notch, as well as the playing. Curt’s
commentary regarding what he’s thinking about in setting
things up and changing textures provides great insight into this
style of drumming. Curt also
demonstrates what to play or not play when playing drum set with
timbales and congas. This is very important in this style, I’m
glad that he covers it in this DVD!"
Director of Percussion & Jazz Studies, University of Wisconsin
"Curt Moore is one of those rare people who is a great player, and a great
teacher. He's taken the time to get inside of these Afro-Cuban
grooves, and then figured out how to pass along the info in a way that everyone
can understand. Anyone who wants to get started learning Afro-Cuban
will benefit from this DVD. High school jazz band drummers
in particular will find this useful; when a chart gets put in front of them that
they'll have more tools to decide what the appropriate groove
Percussion Educator, Los Angeles, CA
“The heart and soul of Afro-Cuban rhythm is
the Clave. That's what I was told and taught; well, sort of taught.
I was given the basics and told to get out there and make it swing.
The soul of what you play will get you through. It was trial by error
and error, and finally, because I had some sense of rhythm and great
fear of not being scoped out as a dummy, I pulled it together. Curt
Moore has come up with the perfect solution for the "Dummy" -
Afro-Cuban Drumset: Grooves You Can Use. Believe it when I tell you:
he explains it. Where were you when I needed you, Curt Moore? He not
only explains, he shows you how to do it; and you can play along. Yes,
the Clave is in place, and you discover why it is called the "root." Moore
even sets up the drum kit for you, and gives detailed instruction in
its use. Curt Moore explores the heart of Afro-Cuban. The soul, that
other factor, you'll have to get on your own. The difference between
you and thousands of drummers in the past is the head-start opportunity
you have at your fingertips: Curt Moore's Afro-Cuban Drumset DVD. Now
you can relax and play.”
KCSM FM, Jazz91, San Mateo, CA
"Curt Moore's new DVD on Afro-Cuban rhythms for
drumset is an outstanding addition to the growing library of instructional
materials for this style of music. It fills an important niche for
younger players both in terms of how the various styles are presented
and the above average commentary Curt lends for virtually every clip
of video. The tuning and setup tips are worth the price of the DVD
alone. The production quality is fantastic and it also includes loops
and pdf files of the grooves to completely max out the ways you can
use a DVD as a learning tool. Bravo Curt!"
Cofounder and Arranger for Tapspace Productions
Arranger, Composer, and Instructor for the Santa Clara
Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps.