Maracatu for Drum Set

Welcome to the Maracatu for Drumset course. If you’re a drummer just starting to play maracatu on the kit or wish to bring your drumming to the next level while learning a rhythm from Brazil, this is a great place to start.


In this course we’ll learn to orchestrate many of the maracatu rhythms to the drum set while we explore different swing feels, sticking patterns and variations.  We’ll accomplish complicated hand foot coordination exercises and learn over 30 new grooves. We’ll also develop our own original ideas by morphing maracatu with rhythms from New Orleans.  A lot of this material comes from my book Maracatu for Drumset and Percussion and is designed to challenge drummers of all levels.


Course curriculum

  • 01

    Welcome to the Maracatu Drum Set course!

  • 02

    Chapter #1 - Feet Coordination

    • 0.1 - Intro (Watch before doing Exercises)

      FREE PREVIEW
    • 0.2 - Hi Hat Patterns (Watch before doing Exercises)

    • 0.3 - Bass Drum Grooves (Watch before doing Exercises)

    • 0.4 - Before You Begin

    • 1.1 Marcação Groove with BD+HH

    • 1.2 Imalê Groove with BD+HH

    • 1.3 Arrasto Groove with BD+HH

    • 1.4 Maraca-Mambo Groove with BD+HH

    • Feet Exercises+Grooves - PDF

  • 03

    Chapter #2 Hand + Feet Coordination - Marcação

  • 04

    Chapter #3 Hand + Feet Coordination - Imalê

  • 05

    Chapter #4 Hand + Feet Coordination - Arrasto

  • 06

    Chapter #5 Hand + Feet Coordination - Maraca-Mambo

  • 07

    Chapter #6 Roll Variations

    • Drumset-6.1-Marcação

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Drumset-6.2-Marcação

    • Drumset-6.3-Marcação

    • Drumset-6.4-Marcação

    • Drumset-6.5-Marcação

    • Drumset-6.6-Marcação

    • Drumset-6.7-Marcação

    • Drumset-6.8-Imalê

    • Drumset-6.9-Imalê

    • Drumset-6.10-Imalê

    • Drumset-6.11-Arrasto

    • Drumset-6.12-Arrasto B

    • PDF - Chapter 6 Roll Variations Exercises

  • 08

    Chapter #7 Right Hand Distribution around the Kit

    • Drumset-7a-Maracatu Bridge Around Toms

    • Drumset-7.b-Bridge Exercise

    • Drumset-7.1-Distribute RH-Ride

    • Drumset-7.2-Distribute RH-Bell

    • Drumset-7.3-Distribute RH-FT

    • Drumset-7.4-Distribute RH-HH

    • Drumset-7.5-Put it All Together