Monday, August 20, 2012

Coordination with a dotted-quarter cymbal pattern - part 2

Here's part two of our series of Elvin-esque four way coordination in a waltz feel, with a dotted-quarter note cymbal rhythm. Here the bass drum is in unison with the cymbal, and it's a little easier than the last entry.  It would've made a nice part one for that reason, but that's blogging for you-- things don't always follow logical sequence. Maybe I'll switch them around in next year's Book of the Blog.

In addition to our previous instructions, I think it's a good idea to count out loud while working these out-- it's rather challenging at first on the 4/4 phrase-- count "1 2 3 4 2 2 3 4 3 2 3 4 4 2 3 4" there. A good variation to make on these would be to add another cymbal note on the & of 3, completing the metric modulation-- we'll get into that later.

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