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Basic Bembe Variations

Hello and welcome to a fun lesson on the Afro-Cuban Bembe bell pattern.  We will be playing it in a more modern application.  It is a great sounding pattern that will also help tighten up your right hand and right foot in this particular application. 

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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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