Vol. 3 Casual Date “Must-Know Grooves”

Russ Miller's "Working Drummer" series of packs will teach you practical ways to play practically every style of groove that you might encounter on a casual date or recording session. This is "Must-Know" Grooves Vol. 3, including Latin styles, brushes, country, and more.

In this “Working Drummers” series, Russ Miller presents the “must-know” that you would be expected to handle on a casual date (sometimes referred to as a “club date”—which could a wedding gig, corporate event, etc.) or a recording session. With extensive experience on every kind of gig from film soundtrack sessions to rock recordings to concerts and casuals, Russ provides these examples from his own experience. You’ll find all these grooves to be useful in many everyday playing situations.

This pack continues our exploration of “must-know” grooves in different styles.

Here are the lessons that appear in this pack:

  1. Intro
  2. Swing in 3/4
  3. Mambo
  4. Straight 8ths w/Brushes (Light Bossa)
  5. Disco
  6. Rhumba
  7. Country Two-Beat
  8. ’50s Feel (12/8 groove)
  9. 6/8 Groove (Basic Afro-Cuban 6/8)

To learn more from Russ, check out his DVD, Arrival: Behind the Glass, available from Hudson Music, and The Drumset Crash Course (DVD and book/CD package, available separately), from Alfred Music Publishing, Inc.




  • Russ Miller


  • Drums


  • Country
  • Jazz
  • Latin
  • Rock

Skill Level

  • Advanced
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
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