DRUMMING CONCEPTS & EXERCISES
As my second entry into my drum exercises page, I decided to post an exercise that incorporates the bass drum within often dense snare drum rhythms. For this exercise, I adapted exercises from Ted Reed’s wonderful book “Syncopation” (If you don’t have this book, order it- or better yet, go to a music shop and pick up a copy. You’ll be glad you did!).
Often it takes some time before these exercises feel comfortable - especially if you’re not used to this type of coordination. But as they settle in, you will probably notice that the figures resemble those played by be-bop masters such as Max Roach. In the process, you will likely improve your coordination significantly which of course will benefit any style of music that you enjoy playing. Just be patient and insist on playing with solid time and a good feel.
Some notes about this exercise:
Until next next time-
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