Friday, July 05, 2013

Page o' coordination: another 5/4

OK, if you get burned playing a 5/4 because you haven't practiced enough, don't come crying to me. I'm doing all I can. This page is based on an ostinato that is sort of a companion to this early item in the series.. If you're coming late to the party, these two pages would actually be a good place to start, along with the 3/4 pattern they are based on.

Hopefully you've found your own groove with these things, but here's how I work on them:

1. Learn the ostinato.
2. Familiarize yourself with the entire page as written.
3. Play the entire page at your chosen tempo, 4-8 times on each exercise, each way, without stopping:
  • Short workout: Left hand on snare drum only.  
  • Medium workout:: Left hand does minimal tom moves. 
  • Long workout: Left hand does all tom moves

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