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Thursday, June 04, 2020

EZ stock beats for all music

This is a page I'm using with some younger students this week— a variety of stock beats that can be used in most playing situations. We get so involved with technical improvement, it's easy for students to get confused about what to actually play when playing music. We don't want them sitting down to jam and thinking uhhh page 11 of Funky Primerrr...

I've given a few of the beats names for easy reference— some are common, some I made up. You'll notice I can't bring myself to say “money beat.” I hate that. I should have gotten “polka” in there for number 7. I'll probably have to update this page soon.




Students should know these from memory, and be able to play all of them really well in the suggested tempo ranges. They should also be able to make crashes on 1, stops on 1, and simple fills— I'll get into that on another post.

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2 comments:

  1. Nice! PDF link not working, though
    I'm going to use these with syncopation as well, using the melodies for different limbs

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  2. Thanks for the heads up-- it works now!

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