MERENGUE DRUMSET PATTERN
A Latin dance pattern for drumset
This month we are going to take a Latin dance pattern and apply it to the drumset. Playing a Merengue drumset pattern can be a challenge for those not familiar with the characteristics of this style. Merengue is often performed at bright tempos, and the energy is both dynamic and contagious.
ACM student and UK Young Drummer of The Year 2017 Anmol Mohara demonstrates a common Merengue pattern in the accompanying video tutorial (print and iPad only), while using a track from the playalong book Drummer Wanted: A Reference Guide To Prepare Drummers For Real-World Gigs, published by Alfred Music.
Like so many Latin rhythms, the original Merengue percussion rhythms have been adapted to the drumset and are to be played by one person.