On this book, the reader will learn in regards to the history of street beats, second-line, and the Mardi Gras Indians in addition to the importance of clave to New Orleans drumming. The reader can even learn to put a New Orleans spin on traditional rhythms like mambo, guaguacno, shuffle, and samba. Stanton also teaches the reader easy methods to play between the cracks, bring more inflection and variation to a groove, and easy methods to incorporate somewhat of Crescent City flavor into linear playing. Drummers of all styles will have to pick up this book to toughen your groove, expand your vocabulary and learn how to Take It To The Street. Accompanying CD includes performances by the Dirty Dozen, George Porter, and Ivan Neville.
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