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Chuck Silverman
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Artist Biography

Everything you need to know in one spot.

  • Band/Affiliation: Independant Author/Clinician
  • Country: United States

Internationally known as a specialist in applying Afro-Caribbean rhythms to the drum set, Chuck Silverman has developed a style of learning and performing on the drum set which will help you to develop command and control of the instrument. Chuck has traveled all over the world teaching thousands of drummers not only about traditional Afro-Caribbean rhythms like Songo, Mambo, and Samba, but also sharing his ideas about developing a more creative approach to learning the drum set by using these rhythms as a rhythmic foundation.

Three of Chuck's books, Practical Applications 1, 2 and 3, have recently been named to Modern Drummer's (United States) all time best drum books. Chuck's educational video, also titled Practical Applications, outlines some of Chuck's teaching and playing methods. The video has been reviewed by music magazines internationally and is in demand all around the world.

Chuck has written or been featured in many magazines worldwide including Talking Drums magazine, Modern Drummer, Slagwerkkrant (The Netherlands), Rhythm (UK), Batteur (France), Drums and Percussion (Germany), Sticks (Germany) and Percussioni (Italy).

His ideas about the drum set, drums, and drumming are always expanding with the main focus always being how to have more fun playing drums. Recently, hand drums have been added to the Silverman Rhythm Workshops. The Workshops themselves have become more interactive, where the audiences find themselves a part of the performance. It's an exciting way to learn about drums and feel the power of rhythm!


Elvin Jones, Changuito, Bernard Purdie, Clyde Stubblefield, Jabo Starks, Piloto Barretto, and many more.


Practical Applications, the Funkmasters, Power Grooves, Practical Applications video, Practical Playalongs, Drum Set Course (France), A Masters Approach to Timbales, the Conga Cookbook, Afro Caribbean Drum Grooves


Afro Caribbean Rhythms for the Drum Set The Latin Funk ConnectionRecommended Recordings can be found at Chuck's website.

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