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.
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.
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.
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.