Sunday, October 09, 2022

16th note exercise for brushes

Another cut and paste item. I don't practice brushes nearly enough, so yesterday I was hitting that a little bit. Poking around for things I needed to work on, I settled on these pages from Syncopation, with a few markings scribbled in: 

Like is says, the accent means hit an accent, the circled notes mean add bass drum. Half the time I was probably substituting bass drum for the brush hit— it doesn't matter. Nothing matters, we're just trying to play some singles with the brushes, with a little extra something to make a realistic thing out of it. You could try hitting a cymbal on those BD-added notes part of the time. Find your own way to play it. 

Do it at a bright medium tempo— I was playing it along with this McCoy Tyner loop

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