Juan van Emmerloot – Dynamics and Musical Cultures


Date: 11 July 2016

Musician: Juan van Emmerloot

Instrument: Drums


How can I make a prepared music track come alive more? Some times a pre-recorded track opens up possibilities to play different types of grooves, with different sounds. How do you know you are going into the right direction while you record your drums to this track? On what bases do you decide which take is “the one”?


Creating killer grooves using other instruments and space. It is always wise to learn a side instrument next to your main instrument. It will help you to understand the role of the drums in music better. See what happens if you use a side instrument to create grooves.

Get inspired by music from all over the world. Opening up sources will help you to develop richer playing. Don’t just listen ONLY to the music that is populair; people play music for more than 100 of years all over the globe! Every culture has created their own style. Go and find out what other interesting grooves might inspire you.