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Seventh Notes – 1037 – E

12 November, 2017 500 19 No Comments

Description

This exercise consists of 14 parts. Work with both hands (R-L or L-R) on the snare for the first 7 bars, then accenting with bass drum (BD) and cymbal (Cym) in the next 7 bars. The HiHat is always on quarter notes. Bar 1 – Right hand and left hand accent first and second strokes of the septuplet per beat Bar 2 – Right hand and left hand accent second and third strokes of the septuplet per beat Bar 3 – Right hand and left hand accent third and fourth strokes of the septuplet per beat Bar 4 – Right hand and left hand accent fourth and fifth strokes of the septuplet per beat Bar 5 – Right hand and left hand accent fifth and sixth strokes of the septuplet per beat Bar 6 – Right hand and left hand accent sixth and seventh strokes of the septuplet per beat Bar 7 – Right hand and left hand accent seventh and first strokes of the septuplet per beat Bar 8 – Right hand and left hand accent first and second strokes of the septuplet with BD and Cym Bar 9 – Right hand and left hand accent second and third strokes of the septuplet with BD and Cym Bar 10 – Right hand and left hand accent third and fourth strokes of the septuplet with BD and Cym Bar 11 – Right hand and left hand accent fourth and fifth strokes of the septuplet with BD and Cym Bar 12 – Right hand and left hand accent fifth and sixth strokes of the septuplet with BD and Cym Bar 13 – Right hand and left hand accent sixth and seventh strokes of the septuplet with BD and Cym Bar 14 – Right hand and left hand accent seventh and first strokes of the septuplet with BD and Cym

 

Commentary:

Figures of this type will help you to attain good rhythmic control. The fact that it is an odd combination will make you listen closely and co-ordinate your strokes very well. There is a general tendency to accent the first stroke of each septuplet, since it coincides with the beat. This is a serious error and leads to rhythmic restriction of the instrumentalist. Practise this exercise with confidence and you will find that when you are playing, the mere fact of controlling all the possible accents will greatly increase your fluency.

 
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