Friday, May 10, 2013

Page o' coordination: 5/8 + 5/8 — 01

Another page o' coordination in 5/4. From the amount of time we spend dealing with playing in 5, you might get the impression that I think it's pretty damned important. I really don't, but it just happens to be one of the things I'm working on right now, and there aren't a whole lot of great materials available for that.

Per the title of the piece, the ostinato is composed of two measures of 5/8:

Playing this with a swing interpretation, the second 5/8 sits a little differently than the first one, so don't let that throw you. In fact, you can actually safely ignore the 5/8+5/8 construction when swinging the exercises. This page should also work well with even 8ths, either keeping the triplets, or changing them to whatever 8th-and-16th rhythm makes sense. And be sure to do the tom moves.

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