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Snare 2, 4 Bass drum 1,3 – 1094 – E

12 November, 2017 442 21 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 septuplet on cymbal (Cym). Left hand plays first stroke of septuplet in second and fourth beats in the bar on snare (SN). Bass drum plays first stroke of septuplet in second and fourth beats in the bar. HiHat plays all quarter notes. Bar 2 – Left hand plays all strokes of septuplet on cymbal (Cym). Right hand plays first stroke of septuplet in second and fourth beats in the bar on snare (SN). Bass drum plays first stroke of septuplet in second and fourth beats in the bar. HiHat plays all quarter notes.

 

Commentary:

It is somewhat difficult to master the figure of septuplets, because you are using an irregular figure and you have to place them accurately in a bar of 4-4. Make sure to avoid always accentuating the first stroke of each septuplet; remember that the strokes all have the same value. As in most of my exercises, I highly recommend that you make the effort to recite the notes so that you can place your strokes in the bar. Some students think that this kind of figure is not used, but nothing could be further from the truth. As you gain experience playing various styles of music with different groups you will find that it is used and that it often causes problems because musicians are not familiar with it.

 
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