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Snare 2-4th 5th ,4-4th 5th Bass drum 1-4th 5th ,3-4th 5th – 1082 – E

12 November, 2017 563 28 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 quintuplets on cymbal (Cym). Left hand plays fourth and fifth strokes of quintuplet in second and fourth beats in the bar on snare (SN). Bass drum plays fourth and fifth strokes of quintuplet in first and third beats in the bar. HiHat plays all quarter notes. Bar 2 – Left hand plays all quintuplets on cymbal (Cym). Right hand plays fourth and fifth strokes of quintuplet in second and fourth beats in the bar on snare (SN). Bass drum plays fourth and fifth strokes of quintuplet in first and third beats in the bar. HiHat plays all quarter notes.

 

Commentary:

This exercise will help you to work with the fourth and fifth strokes of the quintuplet. Be sure to recite this kind of figure. By marking off the space you will see much more clearly how to place the two strokes without deforming the rest of the figure. My experience as a professional has shown me that mastering these figures will help you understand bars of odd time and placement of complex figures like these. Many people might think that exercises like this are unnecessary, but nothing could be farther from the truth. You are learning the language of rhythm and music is based on figures like these. Most of the students who have practised these exercises have found them to be practical and effective when playing different patterns

 
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