Sunday, April 08, 2012

Todd's methods: triplet funk with Reed, pt. 2

In case you were playing through part 1 and wondering what the big deal is, here's the actual thing. It looks complicated because there's a lot of ink on the page, but each step of the process is very simple, and the working assumptions should be real obvious: fill in the triplets with the left, play a back beat on 3, add bass drum on 1, drop the bass drum on 1 every other measure to make a longer phrase.

It's all on the page. I could've given more examples, but I need to select and print out a bunch of charts for a rehearsal for my Ballard Jazz Festival appearances. Play these fast enough for the half time feel to come through. The left hand should be very soft all the way through.

Get the pdf.

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