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Scale progressions –...

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26 May, 2016

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229. As you all know well, this is one of the most commonly used rudiments. There are two ways of doing this exercise: using the Bounce-Roll, with a more closed sound, and without the Bounce-Roll, dominating each one of the beats. I’d suggest using the s

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Combinations with bass dr...

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26 May, 2016

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Flams. All around the Drum Kit. Snare, toms, bass drum and cymbal How to work with flams A) Triplets without flam RLR LRL B) Triplets with a flam on the first note RLR LRL C) Triplets with a flam on the second note RRL LLR D) Triplets with a flam on the third

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Son Montuno Martillo B &#...

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26 May, 2016

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In this third Son Montuno “Martillo” exercise, Giovanni combines a serie of beats: Hembra, “Martillo,” Fingers, half palm and ghost with an anacrusis (pickup) entry in order to complete this pattern. Notice the type of accentuation. &nb

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Natural Energy song ̵...

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26 May, 2016

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I feel it’s important to be able to utilise all you have studied in a practical manner. I always say that the hours of study and practice should be like communicating vessels, there has to be a really good relationship between the one and the other. Here

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Hihat on 2nd and 4th beat...

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26 May, 2016

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In this exercise while you apply the Clave with the left hand in Wood Block, the snare plays the Clave and we combine the Hihat in the 2nd and 4th quarter note of the bar.   Commentary: 1, 2, 3, 4… Of course, with the “Cáscara” and the

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Cha-Cha Cowbell – 8...

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26 May, 2016

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Applying the Cha-Cha pattern, the master Giovanni shows you the different variations, placing the “Cáscara” pattern on the cowbell as well.   Commentary: In addition to that, you do the cowbells, the Cha-Cha, the Mambo, right? Let’s sta

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2 strokes (L) – 118...

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26 May, 2016

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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

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3 strokes (L) – 121...

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26 May, 2016

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205. 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 crotc

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Hal Blaine – The Se...

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26 May, 2016

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Hal Blaine’s drumming you’ve heard many times….legendary studeio drummer on over 6000 songs! Hal’s skills, humor and stories from his beginning, playing for Disney to the Wrecking Crew to Frank Sinatra, Beach Boys & many more albums

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Songo G “Cachete St...

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26 May, 2016

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Exercise based on a pattern of Ángel Cachete Maldonado with eighth notes and eighth-note triplets. Using Open and Slap beats on the Conga, the Tumbadora and the Quinto. Notice how Giovanni combines hands using combinations from the Rudiments technique for Sna

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Guajira “Yeyito Sty...

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26 May, 2016

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Here you have two exercises, one fast and one slow, on the Guajira pattern in the style of “Yeyito.” The master Giovanni uses different sounds on the Cowbell to complete this one bar pattern, formed by eighth notes.   Commentary: Then when we

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Demo 1 – 8121 ̵...

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26 May, 2016

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The master Giovanni shows you a last pattern summing up all the variations for “Shekere”, used in the “Yoruba” ceremonies (Lukumi) with three Shekeres. Here you have a demo on how to fill and play this instrument creatively.   Comm

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