In this short clip I play some hand & foot combinations using Stick Control, application inspired by Alan Dawson’s method. I’ll post a series of exercises about this combinations very soon, stay tuned!
In this third and last article about sixteenth-note quintuplets, i’ll show you how to apply the concepts and ideas of the previous lessons in a groove context. The first pattern, consists to play the sixteenth-note quintuplets on the hi-hat (only with the right hand, without accents) playing the bass drum on the first and on the … More Quintuplets Lesson – Part three
In the previous lesson i shared some exercises to master quintuplets, here’s the article: https://francisdrummer.wordpress.com/2016/06/22/quintuplets/ In this second lesson i show you a system to play and interpret the exercises of the Ted Reed’s Syncopation (pages 38 to 45) using quintuplets with an alternate sticking (RLRLR LRLRL). What we’ll do is to read the pages of … More Quintuplets Lesson – Part two
Ted Reed’s “Progressive Steps to Syncopation” (in particular the exercises in the middle of the book) is a great resource to study different things on drums: stickings, linear phrasing, coordination and music styles (jazz, latin, rock, shuffle, funk). There are many interpretations and the possibilities are endless…playing Afro-Cuban 6/8 moving the left hand around the … More Reed Interpretation: Afro-Cuban 6/8 Counter Rhythms
And here’s a lesson on sixteenth-note quintuplets, a groups of five notes in the space of a quarter note. Before you start, a good warm up is to play the quintuplets with an alternate sticking (RLRLR – LRLRL) without accents (bass drum on quarter notes) and then play the first section of the exercises adding the accents. … More Quintuplets Lesson – Part one
Murray Spivack was a Russian- born American sound engineer.He was also a drum teacher who’s students included Louie Bellson, Joe Morello, David Garibaldi, Phil Maturano, Josh Freese, Vinnie Colaiuta, Chuck Silverman, Chad Wackerman, Ed Shaughnessy and many more. Some years ago at his masterclass the drummer Phil Maturano (he also studied with Murray) spoke about … More Murray Spivack technique