World Rhythms for Drum Set

A unique collection of World Rhythms

by Lucas van Merwijk

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10 lessons

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This course is a truly interactive and structured programme that represents the curriculum and lessons taught by Lucas van Merwijk to students at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. It comprises a series of 10 interactive video lessons over a period of 10 weeks.

3 hours

Skill Level

Backing Tracks
30 Backing tracks especially recorded for this course


Certified from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam

Personalised video feedback every lesson

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Content of this course 

Lesson 1: Cuba

Lesson 2: Cuba

Lesson 3 - Salsa-Timba-Bembe

Lesson 4 - Partido Alto-Samba-Samba Batucada

Lesson 5 - Samba Reggae Partido Alto Bajao

Lesson 6 - Afro Beat, Zouk, High Life

Lesson 7 - West African 6/8, Sabar

Lesson 8 - Technique

Lesson 9 - Bulgarian, Ruchenitsa,Chetvorno Horo, Daychovo Horo, Gankino Horo

Lesson 10 - Bulerias, Bulgaria Part 2


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Each lesson will start with some musical examples played by van Meerwijk and in most cases accompanied by a rhythm section consisting of piano and bass. These examples will musically define the sound of the rhythms studied in each video, and will mostly consist of easy-to-assimilate rhythms, comping exercises, phrases or coordination exercises.

Study routine section
After the examples we will proceed to the study routine section. First we will discuss how to hear, understand and play certain rhythms. Then we will play some rhythms and exercises together, mostly to show you how to structure your daily study routine. We will then go on to make music with what you have just learnt. You will be invited to internalise, practice and play the material and rhythms you have just learnt.

At the end of each lesson you will be given an assignment to help you assimilate the material further. You will be asked to study and video record some specific exercises. Once you are ready you can video record yourself, upload the video and send it to us.

Each week you will receive a video with personalised feedback, instruction and comments on your weekly assignment. The process of having to record yourself every week, significantly helps to internalise the world rhythms and materials presented to you in this course. We very much hope that you will be inspired to take a walk on the rich road of world drum rhythms.

So let's get started - grab your sticks and join us!