Your passport to a new world of music. Salsa music came out of the great melting pot of New York City, born from the music of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and other island nations. For drummers, salsa music is an incredible opportunity to incorporate a wide variety of beats in an exciting, danceable context. Drum Atlas: Salsa teaches you the important rhythms and drumset techniques required to play this style. You" ll learn the salsa song form and ways to play solos and fills in the salsa style. You" ll also learn about the different percussion instruments, how to perform alongside them, and even tricks on how to emulate them when you are the sole drummer. Plus, salsa" s influence on Latin jazz is demonstrated through the drumbeats of Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, and others. ©2008, Book & CD.