Our philosophy around here is to never stray too far from Reed without good reason— I have to relearn that every few years. So here's a thing for beginning to develop the Jack Dejohnette-style “fast within slow” thing using Syncopation, by Ted Reed. It's step one, anyway:
The examples cover several different sections of the book: quarter notes, 8th notes, 8th note rests, 8th note triplets, and syncopation.
You can go for ridiculous speed if you want— I'd say if you can survive around quarter note = 96 you've got the pure speed thing amply covered for actual music played on real drums. I'll be mainly focusing on fluency and solidity in a range of tempos and dynamics, and on figuring out how to use this to make something other than just a tidal wave of BS on the drumset.
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