Friday, March 27, 2015

Linear phrases in 5/4, mixed rhythm

Here are some practice phrases using Gary Chaffee's linear patterns, from vol. III of his Patterns series of books. I've put his jazz linear phrases into 5/4, with a mixed 8th note/triplet rhythm— there are twelve notes per pattern here, and in the original, so the phrases translate exactly.

There are a lot of possibilities for these types of patterns; I just use them for solo ideas, and run them with an alternating sticking, starting with the right hand, moving the hands around the drums. See Patterns, vol. III for more on developing these ideas.

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