Magnus Brandell

Magnus' Latin(ish) Groove and Fills

In the above video, Magnus breaks down a video he originally posted on Facebook which you can check out HERE.  It is a great example of how simple stickings found in books like Stick Control can be used to create very interesting grooves when orchestrating on them around the kit with some creativity.  Magnus says: “The fills are inspired by listening to drummers on Michel Camilo albums and also from listening and studying drummers and percussionists like Steve Gadd, Dave Weckl, Shelia E, Alex Acuna, Lenny Castro, Luis Conte etc. I’ve also studied and played latin a lot and love Ed Uribes book ‘The Essence of Afro Cuban Percussion and Drum set’. Still working on learning latin drumming (and always will) and love doing it.”