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3 strokes (R) – 1171 – E

12 November, 2017 475 22 No Comments


Here we work on independence, one of the most interesting aspects of the drum kit. These exercises were influenced by those created by the drummer Kenny Arnoff. Watch out that the cymbal maintains one figure, the snare is in the 2-4, the hi-hat with crotchets and we read with the bass drum. Figures of one, two, and three beats. These exercises have helped me a lot to work on ambidexterity and all students of mine who have used them have been surprised with the results. Speed (crotchets) = 60 and (crotchets) = 70. The exercises here involve some difficulty: the fact that the cymbal should perform this pattern with a semiquaver pause in each crotchet makes the pattern hard to establish. This is a clear example of where our weak points may be. We always hold on to the beat as if it were a lifeboat.




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