Odd Groupings 13 – Using 5s To Help Your Independence – Part 2

Hello and welcome to the 13th Odd Groupings lesson.  This time we will once again be taking a grouping of five and applying it through 16ths.  This is a simple extension from the previous lesson so if you haven’t worked on that one yet, do so. 

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Odd Groupings 12 – Using 5s To Help Your Independence – Part 1

Hello and welcome to the 12th Odd Groupings lesson.  This time we will be taking a grouping of five and applying it through 16ths.  This really is an extension from Odd Groupings Part 3 so if you haven’t checked that out yet.  I would do so first.  This approach allows us to look at various permutations in one exercise and can be good fun as well.  

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Thrown For A Loop 2 – DJ Shadow/Preemptive Strike

Welcome to the second instalment of “Thrown For A Loop”.  In this lesson we will be looking at a couple of DJ Shadow breaks.  In my opinion, one of the best non-drumming drummers if that makes sense.  He has also been a the front of sample based music with his 1996 album, “Endtroducing…..” famously being made up almost entirely of samples.

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6 Stroke Roll Part 2

In the second instalment of the 6-stroke roll I just want to go over the two main feels.  There is the more traditional variation and the more contemporary version.  Another way of thinking about it is, the straight and the triplet based version.  This is also a great way of warming up your hands with accents, singles and doubles and also changing subdivisions over a left foot pulse.

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Thrown For A Loop 1 – Umi Says/Amen

Hello and welcome to a new series of blogs.  In this and following lessons I will be sharing some of my favourite drum loops and grooves.  I am going to mostly focus on more “electronic” genres as often these get overlooked as there isn’t always an actual drummer involved.  Sometimes it will be a drummer playing the groove, other times it will be a programmed beat or a sample from another song.

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