Meet the Teacher
When Scott Kettner looks at a map, he sees a direct line that connects the rivers of northeastern Brazil to the parishes of New Orleans and the streets of Brooklyn. A master percussionist, bandleader, producer and songwriter, Kettner is the guiding force behind Nation Beat, a band whose teeming, vibrant rhythms find common ground in the primal maracatu rhythm of Brazil’s northeastern region, the Big Easy’s funky, hypnotic second-line and strolling Mardi Gras Indians, and the unfettered freedom of big-city downtown jazz
- How to Play Maracatu on Drum Set
- Bass Drum Variations
- Snare Drum Variations
- Coordination Exercises
- Swing Feel
- Maracatu Orchestration Around The Kit
- Distribute the Right Hand
- Distribute the Left Hand
- Accent Variations
- Paradiddle Paradigm
Welcome to the Big Beat Drum Set Course, an online learning experience designed by Scott Kettner. When you subscribe, you’ll get instant access to the entire drum set lesson library.
This course will be launched in April, 2021.
“His drumming seamlessly blends that Louisiana second-line sound with a Brazil-ified backbeat.”WNYC/NPR Radio