BOPWORKS STICKS NEWS: For those of you who asked about getting some free Bopworks sticks, I'll be sending them out this week. I'll email everyone who will be receiving them.
While I finish doing my taxes, here is an item in development. This is related to the late hemiola funk series, but I'm tired of looking at the word hemiola, so I'll call it 3/16 Control instead— since we're dealing with three-16th note patterns, played in */4 meters. The exercises develop some fundamental coordination and rhythmic ideas.
Play patterns 1-4 as written, and substituting the bass drum for the snare drum. I've given some practice ideas on page 2. Also try playing the 3/4 and 2/4 versions repeating unbroken in any meter— 3/4, 4/4, 5/4. Dig through my practice loops to find something to play with. Don't neglect patterns 3 and 4.
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