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Snare 2-1st ;4-1st ; Bass drum 1-1st ;2-2nd ;3-1st II – 1046 – E

12 November, 2017 515 30 No Comments

Description

This exercise consists of 2 parts. In the first part work with the right hand (R) on the cymbal, left hand (L) on the snare (SN), and bass drum (BD). The HiHat is always on quarter notes. In the second part, do the same with reversed hands. Bar 1 – Right hand plays all eighth notes on cymbal (Cym). Left hand plays second and fourth beats in the bar on snare (SN). Bass drum plays first, fourth and fifth eighth notes in the bar. HiHat plays all quarter notes. Bar 2 – Left hand plays all eighth notes on cymbal (Cym). Right hand plays second and fourth beats in the bar on snare (SN). Bass drum plays first, fourth and fifth eighth notes in the bar. HiHat plays all quarter notes.

 

Commentary:

When you play this pattern, you will probably say “Hey, I’ve played this thousands of times”. I am sure that you will be surprised at times to discover that the multitude of rhythms that you use are the result of these combinations. All the time you dedicate to analysing them is well spent. It is a mistake to think that reading eighth notes and seeing them as “simple figures” means that they are not worth the same degree of attention. You will eventually realise that in some sessions your task may consist merely of playing figures like these

 
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