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Snare 2-2nd , 4-2nd Bass drum 1-2nd , 3-2nd – 1084 – E

12 November, 2017 504 35 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 strokes of sextuplet on cymbal (Cym). Left hand plays second stroke of sextuplet in second and fourth beats in the bar on snare (SN). Bass drum plays second stroke of sextuplet in first and third beats in the bar. HiHat plays all quarter notes. Bar 2 – Left hand plays all strokes of sextuplet on cymbal (Cym). Right hand plays second stroke of sextuplet in second and fourth beats in the bar on snare (SN). Bass drum plays second stroke of sextuplet in first and third beats in the bar. HiHat plays all quarter notes.

 

Commentary:

In these exercises you are starting to use the rhythmic language of the drumkit to build patterns with the different figures of the progressions, in this case sextuplets. 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 sextuplets 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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