Year after year Latin percussion is becoming more popular… so learning how to play the variety of instruments that are encompassed in that category is becoming a must for performing musicians everywhere. With infinite capabilities in seemingly endless genres, it’s no wonder this style of percussion is taking the world by storm.
Before deciding on one specific instrument, it’s important for musicians to understand how the general sound of Latin percussion works. Focusing on consistency of sound and overall playing quality will help you long-term, allowing you to get the most out of your play. Below are some starting guidelines for musicians being introduced to these instruments for the first time:
The importance of practicing percussion with recordings can’t be stressed enough. Playing along with a mix of styles, as well as jamming with already established players, will advance your skills leaps and bounds. Soon enough you’ll be keeping the beat along with the best of them.