Saturday, April 18, 2015

Linear phrases in 5/4, mixed rhythm — 02 - inversion

I feel bad posting more practice stuff, when I've barely gotten to hit the drums myself this week, what with taxes, dental work, teaching, painting the house, and on and on. But back in the mists of last week I was hitting these pages pretty hard enough that it was doing something nice for me, so here's the second part of the last entry. The same patterns from before are offset one note, so each measure begins with a bass drum. The given phrases, 3/3/3/5, 3/3/4/4, etc, begin on the second note of each measure... you don't need to worry about that; just play the patterns as written.

Have I drilled my page-at-once mentality into your head enough? Try to cover all the patterns in one reasonable-length sitting, say, 10-20 minutes. Shoot for 4, 8, or more repetitions per phrase. If you do that every day, you should feel some kind of noticeable change in your playing after a few days to a week.

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