A Study in New Orleans Street Beats and Second-Line as Applied to Funk
New Orleans drumming is the culmination of a unique blend of rhythmic traditions from African, Afro-Cuban, Afro-Haitian, and European cultures. Renowned drummer and New Orleans native Stanton Moore presents the most direct and practical approach to learning and understanding this unique style of drumming in Take it to the Street. Stanton Moore's proven concepts, based on the study of the indigenous music of the city, make it easier to practice and digest the components of this style.
Take it to the Street covers the history of street beats, second line, and the Mardi Gras Indians as well as the importance of clave to New Orleans drumming. You will also learn how to put a New Orleans spin on traditional rhythms like mambo, guaguanco, shuffle, and samba. Stanton also teaches you how to play between the cracks, bring more inflection and variation to a groove, and how to incorporate a bit of Crescent City flavor into linear playing. Included CD features performances by the Dirty Dozen, George Porter, and Ivan Neville.